It is considered, that the choice of a watch can tell a lot about the character and habits of its owner. We decided to test this hypothesis via a series of articles dedicated to the favorite models of the heads of state. Continued in the next issue.
Any person interested in the art of watchmaking notices unwillingly, what is put on the wrists of the others. Of course, this rule applies to any public person, especially if it is customary to consider his or her opinion. Moreover, whose word is a force, but the word of the head of state?
Is a president or a king an avid collector? What watch categories he prefers? Can a chronograph, a diver or a dress model with an enamel dial indirectly indicate the manner of their owners to do business? Let modern politology manage to take into account much more abstract things, such arguments are still meaningless. More interesting to look at this issue on the other hand, indeed a politician who has chosen the product becomes a sort of freelance ambassador for the brands– as athletes and movie stars, high-ranking offi cials have already a formed base of fans and haters.
President Vladimir Putin
Love of the Russian leader for Swiss watches is known far outside the country. According to rumors, his collection includes dozens
of models, but in public, he has repeatedly appeared in such exceptional products like A. Lange & Sohne Tourbograph, Patek Philippe
Perpetual Calendar 3940 and Blancpain Leman Aqua Lung Grande Date.
Vladimir Putin wears Blancpain Leman Aqua Lung Grande Date
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
As it becomes the strongman of one of the wealthiest countries in the world, the Sultan prefers the most expensive production models
on the market and has a special passion for manufacture Richard Mille products. On his wrist, in particular, was seen
RM 27-01 Tourbillon and RM 56-01 Sapphire Crystal Tourbillon.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah wears Richard Mille RM 27-01 Tourbillon
King Abdullah II Ibn Hussein
King Abdullah II likes particularly the emphasized masculine design MTM Black Falcon. The very watch often accompanies the monarch on the meetings with international partners and citizens. The product with a titanium or steel case was specially designed for professional military and can boast the function of internal illumination.
King Abdullah II Ibn Hussein wears MTM Black Falcon
King Mswati III
The king of the country with so unusual to western eyes ceremonial events needs a universal watch, preferably with international business reputation. Rolex easily satisfi es both requirements, and the bezel decorated with rubies, sapphires and diamonds well conveys the local flavor.
King Mswati III wears Rolex GMT-Master II Ref. 116758
Charles, Prince of Wales
The representative of one of the most infl uential royal families of Europe appreciates not only the products of major brands, but also exceptional products of small manufactories, which are not so well known outside the world of watchmaking. A vivid example is the choice of dress Parmigiani Toric Chronograph in combination with a kilt.
Prince Charles wears Parmigiani Toric Chronograph
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
In his youth, the future Israeli leader served in the special operation unit Sayeret Matkal, participated in combat operations and was wounded twice. It is not surprising that products of Panerai manufactory, which once supplied elite force of the Italian Navy with watches, emphasize his military bearing excellently.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wears Panerai Luminor Marina Reference PAM0048
Unlike his predecessor, Francis consistently holds everyday style in everything – from shoes to car. The cost of Swatch Something New approaches the cost of a lunch at an average cafe, and according to rumors, when a part of the Pope watchstrap came off, buying a new exemplar cost the Vatican less than potential repair.
Pope Francis wears Swatch Something New
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Leader of the country, whose cities regularly win fi rst places in quality of life rankings, is notable for an enviable sense of humor and a habit to communicate informally with the press. His name often pops up in lists of the most stylish men of our time, not least thanks to the true IWC Portugieser Regulateur.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears IWC Portugieser Regulateur
President Donald Trump
While Donald trump made his fi rst speech after the recent triumphant election, from under his sleeve playfully peeked the square case of ultra-thin Vacheron Constantin Historiques 1968. Although there are certainly many interesting things in the President’s collection, his most notable watch accomplishment is still his own series Trump Signature Collection, released in 2005.
President Donald Trump wears Vacheron Constantin Historiques 1968