World leaders are representative of their nation and are held in the highest regard.
Whether they’re traveling to solve a national crisis, negotiating with other leaders to start a new trade deal, they need to be punctual and on-time. So they need a trustworthy timepiece to be on their wrist at all times. What that watch may be is up to them, and is also a representation of their personality and what they represent.
Is the country in a recession or riding the tide of despair for the time being? Are they fiscally responsible or loves to spend? Their watches will do the talking.
So let us at Gracious Watch take you on a worldly tour and see what these leaders have rocking on their wrist.
Some are classy and some are just outlandish, it’s not even funny.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
As the third-longest serving Prime Minister of post-war Japan, Shinzo Abe has held the helm of the Rising Sun with pride.
He is known for his nationalistic stance around Japanese politics, to love their own country and has very right-wing stance in the political spectrum. So it’s not surprising that he
has a Japanese icon on his wrist, which is a Seiko.
He is seen with various Seiko watches in his appearances and in this photo, he is seen with a Seiko Automatic 29 Jewel SARC013 with day/date, and power reserve indicator.
He has also been spotted with other Seiko watches that has GPS capabilities but this is our favorite example that he’s been wearing.
At 39mm, it’s not an empowering piece but definitely embraces his stance on supporting the motherland first.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
The son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau has been making waves in the mainstream media since he was elected into office in 2015, but not for what you think.
Instead of his political stance or his government policies, he’s being touted as a ‘pretty boy’, with everyone having a crush on Canada’s leader.
He’s known as a very fashion-forward and stylish world leader, and it’s not surprising he has a stylish and very eye-catching watch as well: an IWC Portuguese Regulateur.
A ‘regulateur’ is unique, because it indicates the hour separately from the minutes, in their own hour window located at 12 o’clock, with a second indicator located at 6 o’clock and the minute hand taking precedence of the entire wrist real estate.
43mm requires a big wrist in order for it to look like it belongs to the wearer and requires confidence, which this world leader has.
Charismatic and show-offish, the IWC describes the leader from The Great White North to a tee.
United States of America President Donald Trump
The world was shocked by the core and the unimaginable became a reality when the United States of America elected Republican candidate Donald Trump over Democratic candidate Hillary Trump in an election campaign only realized in reality TV.
No one in the world thought Trump would win, but elected he was and was sworn in as USA’s 45th president in 2017.
A real estate tycoon and wrestling icon (that’s right, he was in a Wrestlemania and you weren’t!), it’s not surprising that he has his own signature watch.
From ties to mattresses, he put his name on everything and he has his last name in a line of watches. We at GW didn’t think it was real, buy we found this thread on Watchuseek being on someone’s wrist.
Whether his hands are small or not are up to debate, but one thing is for certain: President Trump isn’t fired from his spot and will be there for quite some time.
Hold onto your hats, America!
Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms
The longest reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth the Second is a dignitary that needs no introduction.