The watches worn by Joe Biden while he served as the 47th Vice President of the United States, or during his campaign for the 2020 presidential election, have been widely discussed around the web – think about his Seamaster Professional 300m, his Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional or even a Seiko chronograph. However, something unknown recently appeared on Biden’s photos during his speeches as President-Elect. Somehow, a Jubilee bracelet was visible under his cuff, leaving not much doubt on the provenance of his watch. But today we have the confirmation; there’s something new on the wrist of the future President of the United States and it’s a Rolex Datejust 41 with blue dial. All credits are for our resident watch-spotter Nick (@niccoloy on Instagram) for breaking the mystery. Will it be his watch of choice for the inauguration in a couple of days…?
Both photos above were taken in Wilmington, Delaware, on January 08, 2021, during one of Biden’s speeches as President-Elect. As said, a Jubilee bracelet is here clearly visible, leaving no doubt on the fact that the watch Biden is wearing is a Rolex. However, there are more than a couple of Rolex models that are worn on this bracelet – to say the least. With these photos only, it was hard to properly identify the watch, which we (and in particular our watch-spotter Nick) somehow anticipated to be a Datejust.
It took a look on a rather surprising Twitter account to finally have the confirmation of what exact model Joe Biden was recently sporting… Thanks to @TheOvalPawffice, the official account of Champ, Major and Winston Biden, the so-called DOTUS (dogs of the United States), we can see Joe Biden pausing next to Champ, with a clear view of the watch, which we can now identify as a Rolex Datejust 41 ref. 126300, a steel model with smooth bezel, a Jubilee bracelet and a blue dial with applied baton markers.
As Inauguration Day is getting closer – in two days from now, January 20, 2021 – the question remains open on what watch will the future President of the United States will be wearing? Traditionally, US Presidents wear a Vulcain Cricket watch, and we know that Biden owns one. But who knows, maybe the Datejust will be on his wrist. Update: Biden was indeed wearing this watch for Inauguration Day.
Biden, an Omega owner too
Often matched with its casual full-denin style and aviator sunglasses, Biden has been spotted on a regular basis wearing an Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional – most probably a reference 3750.50, according to the steel bracelet. For instance, the photo below by InStyle shows the watch in full glory.
Also showing the future president’s love for Omega, Biden has regularly been spotted with his Seamaster Professional 300m “Bond Watch” when he was serving as Vice President under the Obama administration, as seen below in 2009.
21/01/2021 - colour of the Rolex is in fact blue