Ever since the historic election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, the world has been watching his every move, so it is hard not to notice that he regularly sports a great luxury watch from TAG Heuer. In addition to being the leader of the free world, Obama’s clean-cut, polished image has made him a style icon. The TAG Watch worn by President Obama is the TAG Heuer Series 1500 Two-Tone Diver with a brown leather band.
No sooner had Obama started campaigning for President when the “fashionistas”, and particularly the watch lovers, started noticing his TAG watch. But this wasn’t a recent addition to Mr. Obama’s wardrobe. This is the same TAG watch that Obama has been wearing since 1991, which says something about his loyalty to the brand. His TAG watch has accompanied him on his incredible journey to the most coveted position in the United States, and at 47 years old, it seems that Obama has used his time wisely.
Unfortunately, for those looking to go out and get the “Obama TAG watch”, it has been discontinued since 1998. But the good news is, you can find a similar style on the TAG Heuer web site. Another source of disappointment for those interested in Obama’s watch was a recent birthday gift that he received, which seemed to replace his well-worn TAG watch, at least for the time being.
Most of the latest photos show Obama wearing a large-faced, dark-colored watch with white markers and a black leather strap. That is because a few Secret Service agents got together and gave him a black-dialed chronograph, embellished with the Secret Service logo. This watch would be even more difficult to find than the 1991 TAG watch, because it is only available to Secret Service employees, at the store located in the Secret Service headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The watchers of Obama’s luxury watch, or the “watch-watchers”, so to speak, were waiting expectantly to see which watch the President-elect would wear to his Inauguration. Some speculated that he would wear the TAG watch, while others fully expected him to wear the black Secret Service watch – out of respect to those who would now be guarding his every move. After examining many Inauguration Day photographs, it was finally determined that Obama did not select the TAG Watch for that historic occasion, but we fully expect to see his timeless TAG timepiece reappear, if for no other reason than because it has been with him throughout his miraculous journey.