Kim Jong-un Spotted with W14.5 Million Swiss Watch

  • By Roh Suk-jo

    August 09, 2019 12:03

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was spotted wearing a W14 million Swiss watch when he watched a short-range missile launch on July 25 (US$1=W1,210).

    In footage from state TV, Kim is wearing a gold watch on his left wrist as he raises a pair of binoculars to observe the missile launch. Connoisseurs have identified it as an IWC Portofino Automatic.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a missile launch on July 25, in this photo from the North's official Rodong Sinmun daily.

    Watch specialist Kim Chang-kyu told the Chosun Ilbo, "The bezel ratio and appearance of the lug on Kim Jong-un's watch matches a Portofino Automatic. The location of the date window and shape of the logo are also identical."

    He added it is a rare unisex watch and costs around 11,700 Swiss francs.

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