Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary-General, Francis Atwoli, claims his Franck Muller Long Island wrist watch set him back Ksh5 million.
Mr Atwoli made that revelation on Citizen Television’s Jeff Koinange Live show on Wednesday, August 15.
“People were claiming that my wrist watch is Ksh2 million. They were undervaluing me. My [Franck Muller] watch is Ksh5 million. I bought it in Switzerland. Let me tell you, you must have a certificate to own this watch. The ownership document is in my car,” said Mr Atwoli.
According to renowned US-based high-end watch retailer, Beverly Hills Watch Company, the price of the timepiece is only given to a potential buyer upon making an inquiry.
The make of the watch is Franck Muller Long Island 18K Rose Gold Bracelet Silver Arabic Numeral 952QZ. Beverly Hills Watch Company says the timepiece is designed for ladies.
Though, an online search by EDAILY shows a similar watch, with silver case, goes for $4, 999 (Ksh500, 000), which, to a large extent, contradicts Mr Atwoli’s quotation.
Beverly Hills Watch Company says: “The watch comes complete with Franck Muller packaging and certificate of authenticity. [It also comes] with a two-year warranty through Beverly Hills Watch Company.”
The Long Island make, driven by its rectangular shape and numbers, has become a leading collection of Franck Muller.
Thanks to its rectilinear and arched numerals, the Long Island has become an iconic model designed to perfectly fit the wrist of gentlemen, says Franck Muller official website.
Beverly Hills Watch Company says the Franck Muller Long Island 18K Rose Gold Bracelet Silver Arabic Numeral 952QZ boasts of the following features: a rectangular 18kt rose gold case (36.6mm length x 26mm width, 8mm thickness), 18kt rose gold bracelet with hidden folding clasp, silver-white guilloche dial with applied white gold relief Arabic numerals, precision Swiss quartz movement, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, water-resistance to 30 meters.