What better brand ambassador than Barack Obama? With impeccable timing, watch maker Jorg Gray is storming the fashion industry after President Obama was seen wearing its sporty black chronograph, a gift from his security detail, in place of his usual TAG Heuer. But can we buy it? Yes we can, comes the inevitable response...
(From Where to Buy Obama’s Watch; GQ.com)
A rapidly growing watch brand, Jorg Gray is getting a big lift from a high–powered fan: President Barack Obama. The Jorg Gray line of watches... is taking aim at the retail sector after the President ditched his Tag Heuer for the company’s sporty black chronograph — a watch he has [worn] to most major events of his political ascendancy.
(From Obama Time (March 2009); WWD.com)
A man’s watch is the equivalent of a woman’s handbag: often scrutinized, sometimes coveted. So when the left-handed president signed documents on Day One of his presidency, many noticed his black chronograph with a Secret Service seal, in place of the Tag Heuer he often wears. A gift from Obama’s Secret Service detail, the watch is a Jorg Gray 6500 Series chronograph.
(From State of the Uniform (February 2009); ChicagoTribune.com)
The Jorg Gray Series 6500 Commemorative Edition features a commemorative case–back engraved to mark Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States. For $325, one can wear the same timepiece as the President.
(From Barack Obama’s Watches (April 2009); IWMagazine.com)