By Judith Gicobi
During President William Ruto’s first cabinet meeting, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was seen sporting a Ksh470,000 watch.
The departing CS was spotted wearing a Breitling Superocean Heritage II watch during the cabinet meeting on September 27 according to a review by local media of photographs supplied by State House.
The price of the excellent watch varies between Ksh470,000 and Ksh570,000 on different buying platforms.
However, if someone chooses to import it, the cost can reach Ksh600,000. The watch on Matiangi’s wrist has a black rubber strap and a black coating.
“Inspired by the original Superocean from the 1950s, the Superocean Heritage combines iconic design features with a modern touch. Sporty and elegant, the Superocean Heritage is a true embodiment of style at sea.”
“Offered either with a matching mesh bracelet, or a “mesh-styled” rubber strap fitted with a folding buckle, this Superocean Heritage is powered by the Breitling Manufacture Caliber B20, a COSC-certified chronometer based on the Tudor Caliber MT5612,” Btirtling states on their site.
Notably, the watch comes with a five-year warranty from the manufacturer, with an additional three-year option.
Léon Breitling founded Breitling in Switzerland in 1884, and the company is well known for its pricey watches.
Breitling’s Grande Complication pocket watch, which retails for Ksh33 million, is their most pricey model (USD 280,700).
Matiang’i now joins the long list of well-known Kenyans who have been photographed wearing pricey timepieces.
Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s former president, was spotted wearing a Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon in March, which is worth Ksh37 million.