Presidential Style

Timing is everything for today’s top executives and especially for our nation’s executives in chief. President’s Day is this Monday February 17… and as we honor our nation’s past and present leaders, we can also reflect on the noteworthy timepieces they have worn while in office.

President Barrack Obama currently sports a limited-edition Jorg Gray 6500 Chronograph. The watch was a birthday present from his Secret Service security detail in 2007 and it has catapulted the American-owned brand into the public eye.

Both of Obama’s predecessors George W Bush and Bill Clinton were fans of Timex watches. Bush wore a Timex i-Control Alarm watch during his presidency, while Clinton sported a Timex Ironman watch during his time in office.

President John Kennedy wore both an Omega Ultra-Thin timepiece and Cartier Tank watch while in office in the early 1960s and received a gold Rolex Presidential watch from actress Marilyn Monroe in 1962.  To avoid any scandal, Kennedy gave the Rolex timepiece to an aide. The watch was inscribed on the caseback  “Jack, With love as always, from Marilyn.”VULCAIN-210550.280LBK

President George H Bush is legendary not for the timepiece he wore, but for looking at his watch two times, during one of the three televised Presidential debates in 1992. Many consider this one of the reasons Bush lost the election that year. The watch he was wearing at the time was a Vulcain Cricket gold timepiece with a built-in alarm.

Each and every US President since Harry Truman has been presented with a Vulcain Cricket wristwatch from the renowned Swiss watchmaker with the President’s signature inscribed on the dial and engraved on the case back.

Luxury watch retailer The Watchery features several Vulcain Cricket watches in their prestigious assortment of men’s and ladies’ timepieces, as well as other distinguished selections from Jorg Grey, Breitling, TAG Heuer and Cartier.

The Vulcain Cricket Automatic watch in 18K Rose Gold is certain to impress. The handsome 18K rose gold case is highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. The distinguished case is presented on a handsome black alligator strap with a matching 18K rose gold buckle. The skeleton crystal case back lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside.

The striking black dial is accented with rose gold colored hands and hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Watch features precise Swiss-made automatic movement and water resistance to 50 meters. Timepiece is 42mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Complimentary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.


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