Ever come across something so brilliant you wish you had thought of it yourself? Well that’s what Seth Hettena has just put together, via sourcing from Vedomosti: an aggregation of the preferred timepieces worn by high-level Russian officialdom as a possible proxy for corruption. There are several questions raised from this little survey, not the least of which is: to those of you contending that Igor Sechin is the real master string-puller, I ask you, have you considered Moscow’s Deputy Mayor Vladimir Resin? More importantly, could any of these men hold it together under the mind-bending microscope of Vesper Lynd?
A partial list of who prefers which wristwatch:
Vladimir Putin: Blancpain, Leman Aqualung Grande Date, $10,500
Dmitry Medvedev: Breguet, Classique Moon Phase, $32,200
Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen President: Bovet, white gold Fleurier Minute Repeater with Reversed Hand Fitting in 18K, $300,000.
Andrei Kostin, VTB Bank President: Patek Philippe, Sky Moon, $240,800
Aleksei Ulyukayev, Central Bank first deputy chairman: Patek Philippe, Chronograph Annual Calendar ref.5960, $78,800
Sergey Naryshkin, head of the Presidential Administration: Patek Philippe, Annual Calendar ref.5146, $29,700.
Aleksei Kudrin, Finance Minister: Breguet, Classique Automatic ref. 5140, $14,900
German Gref, Sberbank: Breguet, Classique Extra-Flat, ref.5157, $14,200
Aleksei Miller, Gazprom Chairman: Breguet, Classique Grande Complication Tourbillon, $112,100.
Dmitry Kozak, Vice Prime Minister: Ulysse Nardin, Maxi Marine Chronometer, $15.900
Anatoly Chubais, head of RosNanotechnologies: Ulysse Nardin, GMT +/- Big Date, $16,000.
Igor Sechin, Deputy Prime Minister, Girard-Perregaux, Laureato Chronographe (Monte-Carlo 1984), $15,100