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Vladimir Putin’s $60,000 Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch

(Putin wearing his Patek Philippe)

Vladimir Putin is not only a Russian politician. He is the current Prime Minister as well as chairman of United Russia, and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus. He became acting President on 31 December 1999, when President Boris Yeltsin resigned in a surprising move, and then Putin won the 2000 presidential election. In 2004, he was re-elected for a second term lasting until 7 May 2008.
Putin is not only the Prime Minister, he is also passionate according to action activities. Apart from being a judo black belt, a fervent explorer of volcanoes, dips in Siberian rivers and plummets deep down lakes in mini submarines, he is a luxury Swiss watches looms large lover. Among the Russian politicians, Putin wears the most expensive watches, such as a $60,000 Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar watch and, also, he owns a Patek Philippe Calatrava.

(Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar watch)
Price Realized $60,000

Calibre 240 Q, 27 jewels, Gyromax balance, 22k gold minirotor, opaline-white dial with white gold applied hour markers and pearled minute divisions, two bevelled engine-turned subdials for the month with leap year and day with 24-hour indication, analogue date with integrated moon-phase display, two-part case, snap-on case back, platinum PP buckle, case, dial and movement signed.

Patek Philippe‘s calibre 240 Q is the most splendid illustration of the manufacturer’s confident style and technical skills. It features 275 miniscule parts in a compact marvel incredibly thin due in part to the integrated off-centred 22k gold minirotor.

[Source: Patek Philippe]
Putin’s picture: AFP

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Confirmed Legend: Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch was Opened, it had been truly inscribed.


Abraham Lincoln
(President Abraham Lincoln)

When Abraham Lincoln consigned his pocket watch to Jonathan Dillon in 1861, the immigrant watchmaker, while repairing it, inscribed a massage inside the watch. Then, he close it up and gave it back to the President, who died without knowing about this fact.

“Jonathan Dillon April 13-1861. Fort Sumper was attacked by rebels on the above date. Thank God we have a government”, was the secret message. The one unknown till when the pocket and now mysterious watch was donated to the Smithsonian in 1958. As it was never opened, the secret remain through the years as a legend.

USA LINCOLN ENGRAVING(Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch)

Rumours of the hidden message have existed for more than 150 years, but they were never taken really serious and so they remained more as a legend than a fact.

It was then, this past February that Douglas Stiles, Dillon’s great-great grandson, found a New York Times article in which this story was written and so he told the Smithsonian.
On March 10th, Smithsonian officials and media members met to prove if it was a legend or a real fact.

Thomas of the Towson Watch
(Watchmaker Thomas (Towson Watch Company) )

Watchmaker Thomas (Towson Watch Company) was the chosen one to open Lincoln’s pocket watch. The watch was truly inscribed in three different sections. Not a legend but a fact. Jonathan Dillon really wrote inside Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch.

Thomas of the Towson Watch Company opens the inscribed Lincoln Watch 1(Watchmaker Thomas (Towson Watch Company) )


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