While often thought of as separate domains, fashion and politics have always been connected. Monarchs and heads of state throughout history have used their wardrobe to cultivate an image – to tell us their social status, political ideals and what they value.
These days, very rare is the world leader who wears traditional dress to official functions, as most now wear Western suits. And because of this, the timepiece they choose does even more talking.
What do today’s world leaders wear on their wrists and what does it tell us about them? We try to decode: