Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the man who has gone to great lengths to craft a "James Bond coaches football" image for himself, showed up at Big 12 media days sporting a very expensive-looking watch. People on Twitter were taken aback by the watch, a Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon model that retails for over $100,000. The watch is most likely a cheap knockoff.
A helpful tipster alerted us to the fact that Kingsbury's watch, pictured above, bears a striking resemblance to various knockoffs that can be found on the internet for about $100. The real version of that watch looks like this:
Fake tourbillon at 6 is a dead giveaway, plus wrong date font, subdial font, watch has pushers but no chronograph.
Another moderator chimes in:
Actually it could well have a chronograph based on the fact that it has a subdial to 30 (it doesn't, but the dial on this one doesn't reveal that).
There is no real Breitling with this dial layout, the only tourbillon Breitling is a 9 o'clock one, and this is a common low end fake that is instantly recognisable.
I don't really know what any of those words mean!
There's no shame in purchasing a knockoff version of an astoundingly expensive watch. But there's something about Kliff Kingsbury that tells me he's the kind of guy who would like you to believe he owns a $100,000 watch.