Civil affairs at its finest, involves a heavy dose of power play. Let´s do c include for example when Vladimir Putin invited his dogs to the Sochi upon conference with Angela Merkel (whilst innocently dismiss from ones minding that the German Chancellor is scared of dogs). Plausibly, virtuous as herculean as a canine-driven press tactic is a world leader’s timepiece. One circumspect can say a multitude of words, both about the owner and the message they hanker after to convey, which is something that makes the choices less than very interesting indeed.
Vladimir Putin – The Blancpain Grande Appointment Aqua Lung
Putin’s star of a watch makes a same strong statement indeed: he isn’t afraid to grandstand. Less palpable, however, is Putin’s financial capacity to buy a Blancpain. At £9,500, it’s a pretty costly sum for the modest national salary of a Russian politician.
The Dalai Lama – Patek Phiippe Ref 658
Within the ridiculous of ethics, religion and charity, there is a thought. Should the sacerdotal leader of Tibet really be dropping four zero´s on a Patek take watch? Well, before you judge His Holiness, it was a gift from last US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, and he services it all by himself.
Barack Obama – Jorg Gray 6500 Clandestinely Service Limited Edition
Unless you want to be labelled the bosses white-haired, buying presents for your head of department is best dodged. It’s a slightly different case if your line manager is Obama, though. In 2007, the erstwhile President’s security detail gifted him a sharp Jorg Gray Private Service limited edition, and he’s rarely been seen without it since.
Prince Charles – Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronograph
If you spend in somewhere as grand as Clarence House, it makes sense to get a lookout to match your surroundings. Prince Charles’ Parmigiani greets from one of the most elite brands on earth, complete with a chronograph that’s varied royal than race-ready.
Kim Jong-Un – Movado Museum
The Korean´s Movado is an out of the ordinary choice. Not because it’s a strange watch, much to the contrary, but because it’s essentially actionable thanks to his government. The isolationist state forbids most denotations, which includes left-field, murdered-out timepieces.
Donald J. Trump – Donald J. Trump Signature Gathering
A true businessman and never one to miss out on an opportunity, Donald Trump set yon making a watch brand all for himself. Launched in 2005, the Donald J Trump Signature Solicitation was released to a mediocre reception and features models suspiciously equivalent to TAG Heuer’s Monaco and the Rolex Daytona.
Justin Trudeau – IWC Regulateur
Anyone who intends it’s a tough time for politicians should reference Justin Trudeau. The self-control Canadian centrist is cool as a cucumber as the world (i.e. America) smoulders around him. His choice of wrist wear is the IWC Regulateur (also the prosperous brand of House of Cards’ Frank Underwood) as it’s precise, knowledgeable and understated – just like the Canadian president.
Xi Jinping – Omega Constellation
China’s Ordinary Secretary is walking more than party lines. The Omega Constellation is an bordering on delicate piece and reflective of the East Asian appetite for smaller sees. After all, what’s the point in a diamond-encrusted Rolex when Instagram’s proscribed!
Pope Francis – Casio MQ24-7B
If like Pope Francis you’re environed by golden fixtures, goblets and apparel on the daily office run, a resplendent timepiece seems excessive. Therefore, the current Bishop of Rome opts for a self-effacing Casio MQ24-7B in a retro design that won’t distract from doing God’s order.
Shinzo Abe – Seiko SARC013
With Japan’s knack for gizmo´s, there’s brief need to look outside the country. This notion is slap why the Japanese Prime Minister’s goes for the SARC0913 from Seiko, a respected, home-grown producer that turned the traditional watch world upside down with the set up of the first ever quartz movement.
Malcolm Turnbull – Apple See
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has a swarm of drivers and man fridays that schedule his life to the hour, which merits a smartwatch very useless. However, that hasn’t stopped the PM from being one of Apple’s antediluvian adopters, and the co-ordinating Milanese bracelet is a sharp choice for customisation.