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All about President Ruto’s Sh8.7m rose gold Bvlgari watch

By Winnie Mabel January 30th, 2024 2 min read

Kenyan President William Ruto’s choice of accessories has drawn the interest of watch enthusiasts and luxury brand aficionados.

In addition to his Sh428,000 ‘SR’ gold buckle crocodile skin belt, he was recently seen wearing an 18-karat watch valued at Sh8.7 million during his visit to Makutano Town in Meru County over the weekend.

The President also took the opportunity to lay the foundation stones for the advancement of his embattled affordable housing program.

Pairing it off with a maroon, full-sleeve Kaunda suit, President Ruto was spotted with a Sh8,746,200 Octo Finissimo Watch by world-renowned luxury fashion brand Bvlgari.

The Octo Finissimo Watch by world-renowned luxury fashion brand Bvlgari. PHOTO| COURTESY

Bvlgari describes the watch as “A true icon of the 21st century, the Octo Finissimo Automatic watch channels a rare fusion of edgy Italian design and Swiss engineering, housing the thinnest automatic movement in the world – only 2.23 mm thick.”

The monochromatic watch is a satin-polished 18-karat rose gold watch with a brown lacquered dial.

It features mechanical manufacturing movement and automatic winding and is decorated with cotes de Genève, anglage, and a perlage finish.

The watch also has a “ceramic insert, brown lacquered dial with a sunray finish, gold coloured indexes and hands, transparent case back, satin-polished 18 kt rose gold bracelet with folding clasp. Water-resistant up to 100 meters.”

President William Ruto is spotted wearing the Octo Finissimo Watch by world-renowned luxury fashion brand Bvlgari. PHOTO| COURTESY

It is 40mm in diameter and has an octagonal case shape; it can be bought on exclusive Bvlgari services.

Buyers are expected to schedule an appointment for a personalised Bvlgari shopping experience, where they will be given expert advice by the organisation’s customer care service.

“A game-changing timepiece, reshaping traditional watchmaking through resolutely innovative codes,” Bvlgari further describes the timepiece.

The watch comes in rose gold and platinum colours.

The nearest Bvlgari store in which a Kenyan can shop for this watch, according to their website, is either in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Auckland, Bal Harbor in Florida, USA, Bangkok in Thailand, Barcelona, Beijing in China, Berlin in Germany, Istanbul in Turkey, Beverly Hills in California, USA, Boston, Brussels, Busan in South Korea, Cancun in Mexico, Cannes or Tokyo among several others.

One can get the watch insured as part of Bvlgari’s complimentary services.