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Michelle Obama Wears a Cartier Watch for her Official Potrait

Posing for her official White House portrait, Michelle Obama wears the Cartier Steel Tank Francaise that is tasteful and luxurious without being showy. The White House portrait of the first lady does not make the model of the watch clear, but the trained eye is easily able to pick up the recognizable timepiece (The watch […]

Apr 02, 2009 | By Anakin

Posing for her official White House portrait, Michelle Obama wears the Cartier Steel Tank Francaise that is tasteful and luxurious without being showy.

The White House portrait of the first lady does not make the model of the watch clear, but the trained eye is easily able to pick up the recognizable timepiece (The watch comes in both male and female models with various levels of gilding).

According to Frederic de Narp, CEO of Cartier North America Mrs. Obama wearing the watch was a “most positive surprise” and he also stated that “maybe it was a gift from her husband.”



No First Lady has received as much fashion attention since Jackie Kennedy, pictured below wearing a Cartier Tank Louis watch in 1969. Source Watchtime / Luxist

 
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