Take a glimpse at Xabi Alonso’s charming watch collection

This fabulous short film featuring FC Bayern Munich’s Xabi Alonso and his tasteful watch collection gives us a glimpse of a lifestyle far removed from that of other more brash footballers we’re so accustomed to seeing in the press...

Fighting the stereotype 

In addition to Alonso’s wonderful IWC and Franck Muller watches, his beautifully minimalist home, sharp style and Porsche 356 Cabriolet are vastly different to the garish displays of decadence more commonly associated with players of the sport. We all fondly recall gentleman racers of the past such as Jim Clark and John Surtees – do we now have our first true gentleman footballer?

Video: Mr Porter

You can find hundreds of vintage and modern timepieces listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.