KARIM BENZEMA rocked up to the glitzy Ballon d’Or ceremony wearing a watch worth a whopping £435,000.
Meanwhile his humble rival Robert Lewandowski had a cheap £52 Casio number strapped to his wrist.
Spanish outlet Benzema’s bling was worth nearly half a million pounds.
The 34-year-old looked stylish as he jetted to France for the awards ceremony on Monday evening, arriving separately to girlfriend Jordan Ozuna.
Real Madrid ace Benzema won the Ballon d’Or, which gave him a chance to show off his fancy Richard Mille watch on stage.
It capped a remarkable journey for Benzema, after he was exiled from the national team and faced trial for his alleged part in blackmailing Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.
And the RM 65-01 Richard Millie piece he wore is branded as “the most complex timepiece ever to leave the Richard Mille workshops”, and for that reason it doesn’t come cheap.
But with Benzema earning a mind-boggling £275k-a-week, according to Salary Sport, it would take him less than TWO WEEKS to save up for the watch.
The French striker has a net worth of £62.5m, according to Celebrity Net Worth, so made sure his bling caught the eye at the elegant event.
Benzema’s Barcelona and Ballon d’Or rival decided to keep things simple.
Lewandowski arrived with wife Anna wearing a Casio watch worth just £52.
Despite taking a pay cut to join Barcelona, the 34-year-old dessert lover still earns a reported £150k-a-week.
He is also claimed to have a net worth of £75m, which is more than Benzema, so could easily afford to buy a similarly fancy watch.
The pair faced off each other on the pitch last weekend, before doing so again just a day later for the Ballon d’Or award.
And it was Benzema who came on top both times.
Real Madrid beat Barca 3-1 in El Clasico on Sunday, before Lewandowski could only finish fourth in the rankings for the prestigious gong.
Although he was scoop the Muller Trophy, awarded to the player who scored the most goals in the calendar year.
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