For $4,000, you can buy a watch with Trump and Putin's face on it
The G20 Summit is one of the most serious events in all of the world’s calendar, a time and place for world leaders to meet face to face to talk on the most pressing financial and economic issues across the globe. Fitting then that this joke of a watch was made in celebration of such an event.
Here at Esquire Middle East, we love to talk about the most beautiful and intriguing timepieces that come out over the year. Sometimes though we also love to talk about the watches that definitely should never have come out.
Behold, Russian jewellery brand ‘Caviar’ and its Trump X Putin watch.
The ‘Putin & Trump Osaka Edition Tourbillon’ is part of a series of watches (yes, there’s more than one Putin watch) created to celebrate the G20 Summit in Osaka.
For a mere US $4,260 or around AED 15,650 you too could walk around with Trump and Putin’s golden faces on your wrist. It’s sure to be a conversation starter and most definitely will make you ‘LOADS’ of friends in the office.
Without the embossed faces of most polarising men on earth, it’s quite an impressive watch. It’s a 42mm steel watch, plated with yellow gold, which sports a guilloche black dial, a tourbillon and some quite impressive engraving on the exposed case back.
Purposefully, the faces of the two presidents have been given a “menacing look” as Caviar describes. Perhaps the faces are sentient, constantly judging you as you check the time, wondering why you spent over $4,000 on such a piece.
For that around that price tag by the way, you could pick up a second-hand Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch , one of the most celebrated and collectable Omega models around, famous for being the first watch on the moon. Why have that though? What’s heritage and prestige compared to the fashion and style icons are that Putin and Trump?
According to Caviar, this isn’t just a watch though, “It is a tribute to strong presidents leading the world to wealth and prosperity.”
Make sure to memorise that line, you’ll be saying it a lot to people as justification when they ask why a golden Trump head is on your wrist.
If you can't possibly imagine yourself rocking the Don on your arm, don't worry, there's a Putin only version.