The head of state was spotted wearing a watch worth more than some homes in Runda

wearing the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
Uhuru Kenyatta wearing the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
Image: State House Press Corp

President Uhuru Kenyatta is a scion of wealth. This is known. This past weekend, the head of state showed off an expensive collectible wristwatch worth USD330,000 Ksh 37 million.

Mr. Uhuru was first spotted wearing the chronometer when he attended the Kenya Open this past weekend.

wearing the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
Uhuru Kenyatta wearing the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
Image: State House Press Corps

He was then spotted wearing the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon when he witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Kenya and Moderna to establish the first mRNA manufacturing facility in Africa.

Yesterday, the commander in chief was seen wearing the watch when he met the first lady of Rwanda at the Kenya School of Government in Lower Kabete.

wearing the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
Uhuru Kenyatta wearing the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
Image: State House Press Unit

The watch is a collectible with only 100 having ever been made. According to the watchmaker, Alange-Soehne, the DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON unites 3 significant complications:

They are;

-A flyback chronograph with a precisely jumping minute counter

-A perpetual calendar with a moon-phase display 

-A tourbillon with a patented stop-seconds mechanism.

The Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon
Image: Lange and Sohne

The watchmaker describes the watch as a classically designed dial that pairs elegance with technical functionality.

All the displays of the perpetual calendar switch instantaneously and thus provide unambiguous readings at all times.

The balance is calibrated to 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour which corresponds to five semi-oscillations per second and thus to a frequency of 2.5 hertz.

Accordingly, stopped times are displayed with an accuracy of one-fifth of a second.

This isn't the first time the wealth Uhuru has showed of an expensive time-piece. A few years ago at a bill signing the president  was spotted wearing a Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon.

The watch costs KSh3,200,000.

Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Moon
Image: Arnold & Son HM
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