President Uhuru Kenyatta’s great panache at donning high-priced wrist watches has – time and again –attracted attention and admiration from Kenyans.
An online report in one of the credible websites in Kenya claimed that the Head of State, four months ago, had a collection of six watches, which were valued – collectively – at Ksh12 million.
The latest acquisition by President Kenyatta is a Cartier Santos 100 Carbon watch, which he wore to the memorial service of Harvard professor Calestous Juma on Thursday, January 4. The service took place at the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi.
The Cartier Santos 100 Carbon watch, manufactured in the US, is valued at $7, 600 (Ksh785, 000), according to www.cartier.com.
The Cartier timepiece is scratch-resistant and has an amazingly hard surface. Other benefits include shock-resistance and water resistance.
The watch is outfitted with in-house calibre 1847 MC. The automatic 1847 MC features a 42-hour power reserve. It is also topped off with sapphire crystals.
Manufacturers of the bold-looking watch designed it for a younger demographic.
In January last year, President Kenyatta, during a press conference at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County, was sighted wearing a watch that had a striking resemblance to the Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon estimated to be worth Ksh2.1 million. The Head of State was addressing journalists on voter registration mobilisation campaign.
Other wrist watches that President Kenyatta has been spotted wearing include: Rolex Oyster Perpetual valued at Ksh529, 200; Audemars Piguet Royal Oak valued at Ksh3, 899, 500; Rolex Submariner Green Bezel valued at Ksh855, 000; Rolex submariner whose price is estimated at Sh850, 000 and Patek Philippe Aquanaut Collection whose price is estimated at Ksh3, 399, 900.