The life of a K-Pop idol isn’t always easy. When someone chooses this career path, they are subjected to strict schedules, grueling debt, and unrealistic beauty standards. Yet, if a group manages to battle this adversity, very few are lucky enough to achieve their dreams and earn good money.
One group that battled adversity and has come out as some of the biggest stars in the world is BTS.
Recently a light was shone on this wealth, and fame BTS has achieved after an outlet shared a look inside the extensive watch collection of all the members… and it is impressive AF. It’s estimated their combined watch collection is worth over $1,000,000 USD!
Here is a look at some of the pieces BTS has, which are enough to break anyone’s bank.
Leader RM has spent years working so hard to help BTS get to where they are now. His dedication and hard work mean he deserves to spend some money on himself, and it seems as if watches are one of those that he enjoys buying. In various articles, media has drawn attention to RM’s expensive taste in watches, including his rose gold Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712R that retails for $49,910…
Or the reported Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 that’s worth somewhere between US$77,000 and US$100,000. Despite the hefty price tag, RM has been seen rocking this particular piece on stage, and it looks even more priceless with his visuals.
It is a well-known fact that Jin has always been a massive fan of the brand Rolex along with RM. Yet, one piece that has constantly caught the eyes of fans was seen during an episode of Run BTS! Jin wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 in Everose gold and white gold during the show.
When netizens realized what the name and brand of the watch was, they wanted to know the price. According to various websites, the Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Day-Date is priced around $55,000 USD, and if that isn’t a flex, then what is?
Compared to the other members, there is a lot less information on the watches that Suga owns, and many say it is because he might not have as many expensive pieces as his members. Suga is often wearing a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 watch worth around $10,000 USD.
Yet, netizens have also seen Suga wearing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self Winding Automatic watch, costing up to $42,000 USD. Yet, although it is a lot of money, Suga never fails to do good by donating to charities whenever he can.
Known as BTS’s fashionista, J-Hope always stays up to date with fashion trends showcasing bold styles that suit his personality perfectly. Despite his extensive collection, media outlets have drawn extra attention to his 37mm frosted gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self Winding watch.
According to the website and other sources, it is a custom-made piece by designer Carolina Bucci and is worth around US$51,000, according to Hodinkee. The collaboration piece might seem to have a simplistic design, but the details in each link are crazy.
Member V is one of the fashionistas of the group, and it isn’t surprising that he has a watch collection to match. Usually, V is seen wearing watches from brands that he is associated with, including the likes of Gucci.
One of V’s pieces is a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Eight Days and Duomètre Quantième Lunaire in a refined pink gold case. In particular, it has gained attention as it was gifted from a Chinese fan on his birthday in 2017. Considering its beauty, it isn’t surprising tha the piece is worth $35,000 USD.
Unlike the others, Jimin has often been seen wearing Cartier watches when out and about. With its classic and sophisticated look, it is the perfect brand for Jimin. One watch that has caught the attention of fans is the Cartier Tank Américaine watch on a shiny navy-blue alligator leather strap.
Considering its beauty, it isn’t surprising that the piece costs over $6000 USD. If that wasn’t enough, Jimin once wore a Patek Phillipe Complications 5205G-13 watch during a live broadcast, and the retail price for that watch can be up to $55,000 USD.
Like many other members, maknae Jungkook has been known as someone who loves a Rolex watch and is even the person netizens think has the most extensive collection. According to Watchonista, He is rumored to own at least nine Rolexes, and this is just from Instagram accounts dedicated to BTS watch spotting.
According to sources, some of the watches that Jungkook owns include the two-tone Submariner, which could cost around $15,000 USD, a Cosmograph Daytona at $35,000 USD, and a Day-Date 36 on a President bracelet which can cost $37,000 if bought new.