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Watches Jewellery This Rolex Watch Was Worn By President Joe Biden During The Inauguration

This Rolex Watch Was Worn By President Joe Biden During The Inauguration

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: US President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as his wife Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images)
When his hand was on the Bible, President Joe BIden wore a Rolex Datejust (Photo: Saul Loeb - Pool/Getty Images)
By Annie Darling
By Annie Darling
January 21, 2021
The Oystersteel and 18-karat white gold Datejust comes with a royal-blue dial

President Joe Biden wore a Rolex Datejust when he was sworn into the US government’s top job yesterday morning.

When the president put his hand on his five-inch-thick Bible, which features a Celtic cross on the cover and has been in the Biden family since 1893, watch nerds everywhere caught a glimpse of the stellar timepiece as it peeked out from under his sleeve.

Rolex watches have been worn by countless presidents, including Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump has a flashy all-yellow-gold Day-Date, and even Barack Obama has been spotted with a Rolex Cellini, which he wore for his official presidential portrait.

See also: 6 US Presidents And Their Most Important Watches

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office just hours after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Joe Biden signs a series of executive orders in the Oval Office just hours after yesterday's inauguration (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Rolex Datejust worn by President Joe Biden (Image: Rolex)
The Rolex Datejust worn by President Joe Biden (Image: Rolex)

President Biden continued to wear his Datejust during his first hours in the Oval Office, where he signed numerous executive orders addressing everything from Covid-19 to workplace discrimination.

Late last year, Tatler reported that the then-president-elect had been photographed sporting different Omega Seamasters. A stainless-steel model was strapped to his wrist and snapped by White House paparazzi back when he served with then-President Barack Obama.

Biden also owns his very own Omega "Moonwatch", which he took to a cover shoot for InStyle magazine in 2017, as well as tickers by Seiko and Vulcain.

We’re delighted to see a brand-new timepiece strapped to his wrist. The Oystersteel and 18-karat white gold model is housed in a 41 mm case that comes with a super slick jubilee bracelet, which was specifically designed for the Datejust line in celebration of Rolex's 40th anniversary in 1945. The bracelet uses a five-piece, semi-circular link design that's more dressy than the watchmaker's typical Oyster bracelet.

A royal-blue dial makes it a fitting tribute from a lifelong Democrat who has served his country for decades. Congratulations, Biden!

See also: Forget Politics! Joe Biden Is A Watch Nerd

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