Cousin’ In Foreign Politics: Putin’s 11 Famous Watches Exposed

According to a report by the British ‘Daily Mail’ recently, for notable politicians and celebrities, watches can not only show status, but also show personality and taste … Such a passage recently spread on the Internet: Mona Lisa has been telling us a secret. When you want to laugh, be sure to cover your watch with your right hand. Netizens used a humorous way to ridicule ‘Smile Director’ wearing a watch at the scene of the accident.
In the past, men would borrow cars to show off their status and status, but cars were only parked in garages and could not be seen by everyone at any time. Watches undoubtedly replaced cars as men’s show-offs. Often, politicians care most about images. In Western society, politicians wear tabs even more taboo. But there are also political figures who ‘do the opposite.’
In fact, it is not uncommon in international politics to like to wear watches. Many national leaders have become the subject of attention. A recent living example is Russian President Putin-the Russian opposition even published a report listing One of the ‘guilts’ of Putin’s luxury life is to own 11 valuable watches.
Putin is a ‘watch control’
If the villas used for vacations and the planes used for travel are ‘welfare’ provided by the Russian government to the president, then the source of personal items such as watches is incredible. As early as June of this year, the Russian opposition produced a short film about Putin’s own watches and pointed out that their total value is six times that of Putin’s annual salary, ironic that they are illegal sources and evidence of government corruption. According to the short film, Putin has at least 11 world’s top watches, the most expensive of which is the US $ 500,000 German brand Lange’s crown gemstone watch.
Putin’s watch caused concern because of the story of ‘watches for civilians.’ In August 2009, he gave a Blancpain watch worth about $ 10,500 as a gift to a shepherd’s son while he was on the bank of the Hemchico River. A month later, while inspecting the arsenal, he gave his Blancpain watch to a worker who asked for a commemorative gift. Media reports said that since Putin put on the watch, the same series of watches sold in Moscow were snapped up overnight. The habit of wearing a watch on his right hand has also led a wave in Russian politics.
Spanish King Carlos loves ‘Hublot’
Spanish King Juan Carlos is passionate about sports. He is proficient in swimming, skiing, judo, and rowing. This free-spirited personality has contributed to his love of sports watches. At the age of 71, he loved Hublot for less than 30 years. He is often seen wearing a Big Bang Palma Royal Sailing Club watch. In addition to wearing a Hublot watch, he also assigned Hublot the official timing of the King’s Cup sailing race, and personally awarded a Hublot watch to the winners of various events.
‘Jin Cancan’ Sarkozy’s favorite ‘Dai Jinlao’
Like marrying former model Bruni, the life of former French President Sarkozy has always been high-profile and luxurious. Sarkozy also has a nickname ‘President Chan Chan Chan’ because he likes gold watches such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Ray-Ban sunglasses very much.
When Sarkozy was still president, the remarks of his close friends about watches had made him stand on the cusp. Advertising mogul Jacques Segura defended Sarkozy’s luxury-loving behavior in a television interview: ‘What about he owns a Rolex? We can’t blame him. If you are 50 years old and don’t have a Rolex watch, then you His life was obviously a failure. ‘This high-profile’ show off rich ‘speech puts Sarkozy, who has been questioned by the public for coping with the economic downturn, into an embarrassment.
前 Former US President Kennedy favorite ‘Omega’
It is undeniable that all previous presidents of the United States are watch enthusiasts. From President Kennedy to Obama, they have their favorite watch brands. Watches are now more than just a time tool, it also symbolizes a person’s identity. Because of their low prices and novel styles, after their ‘marketing’, these watches became fashionable items for young people for a while, but is this really the case of the President’s watch?
In 2005, at the Guernsey auction in New York, a John F. Kennedy private collection of Omega watches attracted much attention. This is a watch that has witnessed Kennedy’s glorious journey from entering the political arena to becoming the president of the United States. It is a gift from Ken Stokedal (Kennedy’s best friend and ally who helped Kennedy successfully run for president).
Kennedy loves this watch very much. Every time he sees Stockdale, he must show him the Omega watch on his wrist. It was even renamed by Kennedy, nicknamed ‘Stockdale Watch’. . Later, the watch was auctioned for $ 350,000.
Obama’s taste ‘falls straight’ after becoming president
当 Since being elected president, when he signed the first presidential decree, Obama exposed the black dial on the sleeve of his left hand, which aroused media and public interest. According to investigations, this JorgGray6500 series watch was a 46th birthday gift given to him by his colleagues in the Federal Economic Intelligence Agency when Obama served as Senator of Illinois in 2007. With the celebrity Obama as a salesman, this watch became famous overnight. It is reported that this watch retails for $ 325.
However, some media broke the news that in the mid-1990s to the end of 2007, Obama had always been in love with the Swiss TAG Heuer 1500 series two-color diving watch, the price is unknown. This multi-functional diving watch also makes people see Obama’s character: he is an adventurous and active person.
What’s even more funny is that, in recognition of Obama’s ‘merit’, the wax figures of Obama in Madame Tussauds in New York and Washington were even worn by watch manufacturers with the same watches worn by Obama’s real people.
However, when he became president, Obama’s personal taste “slumped”, and he replaced the Swiss watch with a battery-powered, leather strap quartz watch, which is impressive. The changes are more intriguing.
布什 Bush Jr. wears $ 50 watch after becoming president
Among the leaders of the world, the watch of former US President George W. Bush is probably the cheapest: Among the leaders of the same period, when Russian President Putin wore a Patek Philippe perpetual calendar gold watch worth US $ 60,000, former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi When wearing a Vacheron Constantin watch with a value of up to $ 540,000, Bush Jr. wore only a Timosh watch worth $ 50, a cheap quartz watch made in the United States.
Coincidentally, in the 2000 US presidential election, Bush Jr. and his competitor Gore invariably wore Timex watches. This led to Timex Watch launching an ad copy during the US presidential campaign ‘whoever wins, the last four years of Timex.’
However, it is said that George W. Bush’s Timex watch has a special emotional meaning to him: because the back of the watch is engraved with his name-President George W. Bush, and the date he was sworn in at the White House-2001 On the 20th, the front of the watch is decorated with the American Stars and Stripes pattern.
布什 When Bush Jr. was in office, the media greatly encouraged him when he wore a Tianmei watch.
In fact, the media ignored that when Bush Jr. was still in Texas, he wore a Rolex gold watch, but only later changed to cheap beauty after becoming president.
In addition to Bush Jr., it is said that Clinton also likes cheap watches, and Tian Mei Shi is also his favorite brand.