Celebrate July 4th With First Ladies' Favorite Watches

Posted by Holly on Friday, June 25, 2021

American first ladies have played an important role of powerful influence in fashion with how they dress, style, and accessorize.

Jackie Kennedy was one of the most powerful influences in women’s fashion of her era. Today she is considered to be a fashion icon by popularizing major trends in the ‘60s and ‘70s with her iconic pillbox hats, Chanel tailored suit jackets, and strapless dresses. America’s first ladies have followed suit by providing fashion influence to women. But, what about watches?  

First Lady Jill Biden

Jill Biden has been spotted over the years wearing Cartier. She is a fan of Cartier watches with a rectangular aesthetic. She has been seen wearing Panthère de Cartier in yellow gold. The versatile bracelet style has a small square dial and looks fashionable paired with casual classic jeans and t-shirt ensemble as well as a dress. The professor also has a Cartier Tank Francaise in her watch collection, but seems to wear her Panthère more frequently. 

Former First Lady Melania Trump

Melania Trump entered the White House while making her own fortune with the sale and production of her own branded watch and jewelry collections. She personally favors Swiss watches when it comes to her personal watch collection. She was spotted wearing a Vacheron Constantin drenched in diamonds. Melania has been seen sporting a Jaeger - LeCoultre Reverso with a steel bracelet for more carefree and casual outings. 

Michelle Obama

A Cartier Tank Française with a steel bracelet is Michelle Obama’s go-to watch. She has been seen traveling wearing this piece to many special events. With the classic design and sturdy stainless steel bracelet, it makes the perfect staple piece. This luxury watch is strong enough to withstand tough conditions like weeding in the White House garden as it can be easily cleaned for a glamorous occasion. 

Hillary Clinton 

The former first lady prefers the “president’s watch“ which is also known as the Rolex women’s Datejust, as President Lyndon Johnson was the first president to sport the Rolex Datejust in the Oval Office. Clinton has a beautiful collection of Rolex watches and Chanel women's watches including the White Ceramic J12

Financing to Start Your Watch Collection

The powerful influence of America’s first ladies' watch collections might have inspired you to start a collection of your own. A great way to get started is to trade in a pre-owned watch for credit toward a new classic watch of your own.

There are other ways to manage to finance a luxury watch. WatchMaxx has teamed up with Affirm to offer easy and seamless financing for luxury watch purchases. You could start your collection quickly with a new Cartier Tank or Rolex Datejust 36, with a few payments with Affirm to buy now and pay later. 

There are no gimmicks like deferred interest or hidden fees, so the total you see at checkout is always what you actually pay. You’ll simply provide some basic information to get instant approval to split your purchase into 3, 6, or 12 monthly payments.

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