Former professional snowboarder and skateboarder, Shaun White, will go down in history as one of the greatest athletes ever.
White’s a five-time Olympian and a three-time Olympic gold medalist in the snowboarding half pipe (unquestionably one of the most dangerous sports in the Olympics). That’s more gold medals than any other snowboarder, not to mention, he’s also the most decorated X Games athlete of all time. And he won X Games gold in both the Winter and Summer, competing in snowboarding and skateboarding, respectively.
As one of the most successful and most recognized Olympic athletes in the world, he’s earned many endorsement deals — including from Burton, Red Bull, Oakley, and Omega — among others. Therefore, Omega is a natural fit considering they’re also the leading sponsor of the Olympic Games and tend to sponsor the very best Olympic athletes.
With all of this said it should come as no surprise that Shaun White has been spotted numerous times with a different Omega timepiece on his wrist, including most recently with a gorgeous 18K yellow gold, green dial, Speedmaster MoonWatch at the 2022 Oscars.
The ability to wear a 42 mm sports watch with a tuxedo is unique considering many sports chronographs don’t wear as thin and elegantly as the MoonWatch, making it an excellent choice for the red carpet. Although, the extreme weight of a solid gold watch and bracelet — not to mention the high price ($41,600) — doesn’t make it the best choice for a daily wearer.
Omega’s Speedmaster MoonWatch, on the other hand, in the standard stainless steel version configuration, with a black dial is, a great daily wearer. And even though Omega raised the price of the MoonWatch multiple times in recent years, they’ve also given it a more advanced movement and bracelet. Besides, its legendary status in the watch world, it’s arguably the best sports chronograph option available for the money ($6,600 to $8,000) — and a perfect choice for the greatest snowboarder of all time, whether he’s an official Omega ambassador or not.
The screengrab above was taken from episode three of the four-episode documentary mini-series by Max that came out in July 2023, called “Shaun White: The Last Run.”