NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo rocks Rolex’s most underrated new watch

silver and white round analog watch

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the NBA’s most likeable athlete. The Milwaukee Bucks power forward – better known as the ‘Greek Freak’ – isn’t just popular for his versatile and dynamic court presence, but also for his surprisingly humble and charming personality. Athenian, 26, is refreshingly different in a sport filled with divas and egos.

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He’s also not afraid to break the mould when it comes to wrist candy. Antetokounmpo, like many of his peers has begun to amass quite a luxury watch collection. It comes with the territory, it seems.

But where other NBA stars go for extravagant, iced-out pieces or flashy brands like or Jacob & Co., Antetokounmpo has a surprisingly mature taste in timepieces. Although he is young, Antetokounmpo is quickly creating one of the most respected watch collections in his field.

His latest pickup? His latest purchase? The Sky-Dweller, while Rolex is not a popular watchmaker among NBA players is an interesting choice. It is one of the most overlooked watches that the Swiss brand makes. This is a hint at Antetokounmpo’s more thoughtful approach to watch collecting than his fellow athletes.

The Sky-Dweller is youngest model, having only hit the market in 2012, and is one of the brand’s largest and most unique watches. This is Rolex’s only annual calendar watch. It also features dual time zones. The Sky-Dweller is a unique hybrid of a dress watch with a tool watch, which is often overlooked by Rolex customers.

A GMT watch like the famous GMT-Master, the Sky-Dweller has a truly unique approach to telling time that’s quite unlike any other watch. The Sky-Dweller’s dial indicates local time and date using the center hands and the 3 o’clock date window. This is so far so common, but it also shows the month through the small rectangular windows that are located next to the hour markers. These windows change from white to pink. The 24-hour disc at the center of the dial indicates a second time zone. This is your home time.

silver and white round analog watch

Unlike many of Rolex’s other watches, the Sky-Dweller has never been offered in straight stainless steel, always being totally constructed from precious metal (specifically, gold) or featuring some combination of gold and steel. Giannis’ Sky-Dweller is, for instance, made from ‘White Rolesor’, which is a combination Rolex’s Oystersteel with 18ct white, and an Oystersteel bracelet.