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Obama’s presidential portrait sees him sporting high-end Rolex

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Former U.S. President Barack Obama stands next to his newly unveiled portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The portraits were commissioned by the Gallery, for Kehinde Wiley to create President Obama's portrait, and Amy Sherald that of Michelle Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Former US President Barack Obama opted for a Rolex Cellini to be on his wrist in a newly-released presidential portrait.

The eagle-eyed individuals over at Hodinkee picked up on the story when Mr Obama unveiled his portrait on the 12th of February.

The enormous painting, created by Kehinde Wiley will be hung in Washington at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.


Hodinkee however focused on the wristwatch Mr Obama was sporting in the painting, a choice that goes against the former President’s reputation of wearing everyday brands.

The Rolex Cellini is from Rolex’s line of traditional-looking watches that often are more minimalist than the likes of a Datejust. Mr Obama in the painting opted for the white gold iteration of the piece, which comes in a 39mm case and retails for $15,200.


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