The 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) is in progress in Davos, Switzerland. Davos has facilitated the WEF since its inception in 1971. The mission of the WEF is “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas“. Visitors at the occasion include market analysts, heads of major corporations, journalists and political leaders from around the world. This is a target-rich climate for spotting watches, and I have compiled an assortment of watches seen on the wrists of notable people.
First is Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, an American investment management corporation. BlackRock is as of now the largest cash management firm in the world with more than $6.5 trillion in assets under management.
At Davos, Fink was sporting A Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon in rose gold. The watch is clearly identifiable from the notable larger than usual date and the balance slice out window to see the tourbillon somewhere in the range of 4 and 5 o’clock. Larry Fink happens to be a notable gatherer of Lange pieces and I have seen him with a Cabaret Tourbillon, a Lange 31, a Lange 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar and a Zeitwerk Striking Time.
Fink wasn’t the lone individual at the Davos 2020 World Economic Forum. James Quincey, CEO of Coca Cola, was seen with a classic yet elegant A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 (most probably yellow gold), a watch easily recognizable thanks to its off kilter display and the presence of the outsized date at 2 o’clock.
I came across a photograph of King Philippe of Belgium adjusting the sleeve of his suit, while listening to teenage environmentalist activist and “2019 Time Person of the Year”, Greta Thunberg. The King was sporting the currently discontinued Rolex GMT-Master II Batman on Oyster bracelet.
King Philippe of Belgium – Photo by Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
The CEO of Mastercard, Ajay Banga, was wearing a wristwatch that was intended to assist individuals with vision impairment read the time by contact. The Eone Bradley allows the wearer to tell the time via contact, which is finished with the utilization of two magnetized ball bearings for the hours and minutes and raised markers on the dial.
Ajay Banga, president and CEO of MasterCard Inc. – Photo by Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A Rolex Cellini dual time in 18k white gold could be seen peeking free from the shirt sleeve of Andrew Liveris, the former chairman of Dow Chemical Company and board part at Saudi Aramco. This is the same model claimed by former leader of the United States, Barack Obama.
Saudi Arabia’s finance minister, Mohammed Al-Jadaan was sporting a Chronoswiss Lunar Chronograph on a beads-of-rice bracelet. The watch, in addition to a 12-hour chronograph, features the date and a moon-phase complication at the 3 o’clock position.
A stainless steel Patek Philippe Aquanaut on an elastic strap adorned the wrist of Antonio Horta-Osorio, CEO of Lloyds Banking Group.
The final individual spotted was Swiss Justice and Migration Minister, Karin Keller-Sutter. She was wearing a two-tone ladies’ Rolex Datejust on a Jubilee bracelet.