Xabi Alonso is a great footballer and a fine gentleman. He’s one of the best midfielder to grace the pitch for Liverpool, Spain, and various elite clubs in Europe. I’m honored to see him played for the team I support. Even in times where his manager tried to sell him off, he has always remain graceful and put the team ahead of his own interest.
As such, I admire him as a person as much for his footballing abilities.
He has a minimalist approach to lifestyle which reflect his personalities. He lives in a quiet house with his wife and 3 children. His main drive is a modest Audi. He stays out of the limelight and you won’t read a negative coverage about him. He’s a perfect role model for aspiring kids.
Xabi shares his appreciation for fine watches – subtle yet sophisticated. Most of his watches has a story to tell. “For me, every special moment is bound to be linked to a particular watch, and whenever I put it on I’m transported back to that moment.”
His philosophy to watches is like Philippe Patek – You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation. He says “I don’t just see the watches as my belongings, but as a legacy for my kids, especially my son, Jon, who in a few years’ time can wear one with pride and that added meaning because his father gave it to him,”
I would imagine that would be another significant moment in his life, one which he would commemorate with a fine watch.
Read the extended interview over at Mr Potter.