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Spot the Watch: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak

by Nick Gould on September 9, 2015

This weeks Spot the Watch features Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.  He is known to like Audemars Piguet and Hublot timepieces.  We have spotted him with a few other interesting pieces of note.

Since we mentioned Audemars Piguet at the start, we will kick things off with one.  On the wrist of the Malaysian Prime Minster is the Royal Oak Offshore with a ceramic case, ceramic bezel and chronograph pushers.  This model was released in 2013.  It features the iconic octagonal shaped bezel with 8 screws.

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The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore on the wrist of the PM. Picture (C) The Malaysian Insider/Najjua Zulkefli

The first watch that we do not think has been highlighted before comes from Breguet.  The specific watch in question is the iconic Type XX Pilot Chronograph which we have previously reviewed.  The original Type XX was based on designs requested by the French government for their military pilots.    The modern Type XX still retains elements such as the flyback chronograph and rotating bezel.  We are assuming its the stainless steel model on a leather strap.  You can see it peeking out from underneath his suit jacket.

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The Breguet Type XX Chronograph on the wrist of the Malaysian Prime Minister. Picture (C) Bloomberg

The next watch spotted is from Officine Panerai.  The model in question is the PAM 521 Radiomir  in Platinum.  This model is based on a prototype model from the 1930’s and 40’s where the caseback bezel was used for the front.  It also has finely finished Minerva hand-wound movement.  Another distinctive feature is the slightly flattened onion shaped crown.  The PAM 521 was a limited edition of 100 pieces released in 2013.  An interesting choice of watch for playing golf considering the amount of shock that a watch is subjected to with a golf swing.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak with the Panerai PAM 521 Radiomir. Picture (C) Today Online

 The next watch is a Hublot.  The model in question is the Big Bang. Now since Hublot make many Big Bangs it is quite difficult to tell which specific model it is.  We are guessing it is definitely a chronograph model as we can see more than one sub dial on the watch.

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A Hublot Big Bang model on the wrist of the Malaysian Prime Minister, 2nd from right. Picture (C) limaudong.blogspot.com

The final watch featured is from Jaeger LeCoultre.  Out of all the watches we have featured today, it is the most complicated.  The model is the Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon à Quantième Perpétuel.  For those not fluent in French, this translates to Grand Tradition Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar.   This model features a full perpetual calendar with 4 digit year indication, moonphase indicated by a subidal instead of the usual disc and to cap it all off a tourbillon.  The model on the wrist of the Malaysian PM is the yellow gold model.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on the right, with a Jaeger LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Tourbillon à Quantième Perpétuel. Picture (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

We hope you have enjoyed this instalment of Spot The Watch.

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