International basketball legend Kobe Bryant, once stated that everyone looks at your watch, and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.
If this can be taken as a factual statement, then Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto's Hublot watch means he is a man who is living his dream, a man who values the finer things in life and a man whose style shows he values time.
Interestingly, the five-time NBA champion is one of the most famous Hublot brand ambassadors - the Swiss watch company that also made DP Ruto's prized possession.
Back during the 2015 marathon, DP Ruto turned heads after cameras caught a glimpse of his Hublot Big Bang Rose Gold Watch, valued at around Ksh3 million.
Hublot as a watch-making company focuses solely on producing high-end luxury watches of the highest quality using an exquisite set choice of materials such as sapphire crystals (used on the face of the watch).
Described as a work of art, Ruto's watch has a subtle date window, uniquely positioned near the 4 and 5 o’clock integrated so creatively and beautifully – there when you want it, easily visible with the white setting, and gone when you don’t need to pay attention to, perfectly blending in with the rest of the composition.
Mounted in an 18k rose gold framework, the watch has countless fancy features to this watch, such as the 42-hour power reserve hacking seconds, which allows you to stop the balance and synchronize a reference time when you pull the crown.
There is a quick set function as well in case you take the watch off for a few days or you reach an irregular month.
The quick-set date function allows you to rapidly set the date rather than turn and turn until you get to the correct day as is the case in most mainstream watches.
It's safe to say the deputy president and his boss -President Uhuru Kenyatta, are two men who go all-out when it comes to their watches, with the president also in possession of a black A.Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon watch worth an estimated Ksh25 million.
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