The President of the Republic took off his watch a few seconds after banging it loudly against the table during the interview.
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Where did the watch of the President of the Republic go? An excerpt from Emmanuel Macron’s interview at the “13 hours” of France 2 and TF1 Wednesday, was widely relayed on social networks, Thursday, March 23. We see the Head of State with a watch on his wrist at the start of the interview with the journalists … then without this watch a few minutes later.
This sequence was quickly taken up by opponents of Emmanuel Macron. “At time to talk about the ‘smicards’ who have ‘never gained so much purchasing power’, he discreetly removes his pretty luxury watch, under the table”launched the deputy LFI Clémence Guetté in a tweet shared thousands of times.
A watch worth around 2,000 euros
“Contrary to what is said on social networks, the President does not take off his watch for the sake of concealing it but because he had just banged it brutally against the table”, says his entourage to franceinfo. Verification made, we distinctly hear the sound of Emmanuel Macron’s watch knocking against the table a few seconds before he decides to remove it.
Regarding the watch worn by the Head of State, it is the BRV192 model from Bell & Ross personalized with the coat of arms of the Presidency of the Republic, specifies its entourage. This model is sold around 2,000 euros in the trade, contrary to allegations relayed on social networks according to which the watch costs 80,000 euros. “He has been wearing it very regularly for over a year and a half”adds the entourage of the President of the Republic.
Source: France TV Info