As Americans gather to watch the next phase in their historic democracy, with power shifting from one set of hands to another, we couldn’t help but take a look at an enviable collection of watches that will soon call the White House home… That of President Joe Biden.
Since a blossoming bromance with his former boss Barack Obama first took the internet by storm in the late 2010s, Joe Biden has been somewhat of a cool character on social media. His signature aviator jacket and Ray Bans are one thing, but it is two of his beloved timepieces that caught our attention!
It was President Kennedy (another leader with a noteworthy OMEGA collection!) who entered office in the 1960s with the ambition of sending man to the Moon. Successful in that aim, the famous sight of two US astronauts making that ‘giant leap for mankind’ were beamed across the world. Accompanying that iconic mission, the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch proved to withstand the intense challenges of this exploration, demonstrating the immense horological skill of this remarkable watchmaker.
To this day, the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch remains a popular choice with our own friends, and its retro style is perfect for the unsuspecting internet style icon about to move into the most famous house in the world.
If it is good enough for James Bond, then it is perfect for the leader of the free world, yes? We certainly think so and President Joe Biden evidently agrees. Another OMEGA icon sitting comfortably under the sleeve of his shirt is one of our favourites- the Seamaster Diver 300M. It is believed that Biden has a number of pieces from this particular family of watches, having been photographed in other colour variations.
The OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300M has enjoyed a legendary following since its first release in 1993, designed with the professional diver in mind. Just as stylish alongside jeans and a shirt as it is with a wetsuit, it will be diving into the deep end with the new President of the United States
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