The new modesty

Nicolas Sarkozy, the greatest character in modern fiction, experiments with discretion:

“And yet he has done what they all wanted. He’s ‘doing it presidential.’ He’s making a show of discretion, he has put all the big heavy Breitling watches in the closet. In their place he wears a Patek Philippe. A Swiss watch as self-effacing as all the truly huge fortunes on the shores of Lac Léman. Sometimes he takes it off and passes it among his guests at the lunch table, between two discussions of foreign-policy reform. ‘It’s worth four times what the other one was!’ he chuckles.”

LIKE CLOCKWORK UPDATE: But I know what you’re saying. You’re saying, “Paul, we look to you for added value. Could you maybe find an article in a Hungarian luxury magazine that tells us what a wide selection of Hungarian and international political leaders prefer when it comes to fine wristwear?” I hope you never doubted that if that is what you seek, then you have indeed come to the right place.

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