Even though the photos are not new, interests in them have been renewed — hot on the heels of news that authorities might be clamping down on former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife, Rosmah Mansor, along with the luxury goods collection allegedly in their family’s possession.
The series of photos of watches worn by politicians were originally put up on Facebook in April 2015, by Malaysia’s well-known anti-crime crusader, R. Sri Sanjeevan.
The Chairman of Malaysian Crime Watch Task Force (MyWatch) said it took him and his team about nine months to compile the list.
They photographed the senior officials and the politicians wearing those watches at different occasions and compared them with the price list on several watch manufacturers’ websites.
1. Najib Razak
His most expensive watch was allegedly the RM165,000 (S$55,800) Hublot Big Bang King Power “Red Devils” Manchester United limited edition.
His cheapest watch was a RM50,000 Hublot BB Black Magic Black Ceramics.
2. Rosmah Mansor
Her entire collection, if real, is easily worth more than a few million ringgit.
3. Zahid Hamidi
Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today his purchase of three luxury watches worth more than RM1 million in total, saying that he was a corporate figure before becoming a politician.
At a press conference in Serdang today, the home minister tried to evade questions from reporters about the purchase of the watches, which was revealed by anti-crime watchdog MyWatch recently.
When pressed, Zahid questioned the necessity of monitoring what kind of watches politicians wore.
“Before I joined politics, I was a corporate figure. Why is there a need to monitor all these (watches worn by politicians)?” he said.
4. Khairy Jamaluddin
Khairy Jamaluddin, the son-in-law of former premier Abdullah Badawi, was pictured wearing a RM160,000 Patek Philippe Nautilus.
5. Hishammuddin Hussein
6. Ahmad Maslan
Datuk Ahmad Maslan has denied owning a Rolex Submariner luxury watch worth between RM30,000 and RM40,000 as alleged by crime watch activist R. Sri Sanjeevan.
7. Anwar Ibrahim
8. Tun Mahathir
9. Nik Aziz Nik Mat
10. Lim Kit Siang
Source : Penang La Ni
Source : Mothership
Source : Steadyaku
However, not all of them were wearing luxury watches. Lim’s timepiece was only worth RM270.
Rosmah’s watch worth close to half a million
According to MyWatch’s findings, Umno leaders preferred luxury watches and among them, Najib, Rosmah, Zahid, Hishammuddin, and Khairy owned more than one.
The photos showed that Rosmah has four watches and her Richard Mille Lady RM 007 appears to be the most expensive among them; MyWatch’s post claimed it costs RM486,000.
Rosmah’s other watches published on MyWatch, were the Hublot BB Black Magic 114 (RM79,200), Hublot BB Black Magic 48 Baguette (RM225,000), and Franck Muller Master Square Date Diamonds (RM153,500).
Najib, too, has four grand watches, according to the photos.
And the most expensive one is the Hublot Big Bang King Power ‘Red Devils’ Manchester United limited edition, at RM165,000. Najib is a well-known fan of the Manchester United football team.
The rest of Najib’s watches are Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Carbon (RM120,000), Harry Winston Project Z2 (RM97,500), and Hublot BB Black Magic Black Ceramics (RM50,000).
MyWatch’s photos show that Zahid, Hishammuddin and Khairy have two grand watches respectively.
According to the photos, Zahid is wearing a Richard Mille RM033 (RM293,000) and a ‘cheaper’ IWC Portuguese Perpetual Calander (RM180,000).
It also pointed out that Khairy was wearing a RM160,000 Patek Philippe Nautilus and a Jaegar Reverso, which its price range between RM27,000 and RM180,000.
While Hishammuddin had two Audemars Piguet watches, one is Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Black Ceramic Bezel (estimated more than RM70,000) and the second one is Royal Oak, estimated to be worth more than RM50,000.
However, Mahathir’s watch is a Casio Protrek Triple Sensor Tide Graph PRG-130-1V, priced at RM1,020.
Anwar was wearing the Tag Heuer CAF101A, which is worth RM7,650 and Nik Aziz is wearing an RM330 Casio Prayer Compass WP-310.
And the watch that Lim had on in the picture was the cheapest among those listed – a Seiko Chronograph SND363.