Made by the original manufacturer LIP, this watch is made to the same specifications as the acclaimed R27 watch presented to Dwight D.
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Made by the original manufacturer LIP, this watch is made to the same specifications as the acclaimed R27 watch presented to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958 to recognize his efforts to liberate France during WWII. The LIP firm has presented watches to world leaders since the days of Napoleon and the R27 was considered the world's first electronic wristwatch (General Charles de Gaulle also received one). Though not solid gold like its predecessor, this authentic reproduction features the same mid-century design touches as the original, such as raised beveled markings for the hours and a second hand shaped like a lightning bolt. The watch has been updated with a 17-jewel movement that ensures precise timekeeping, and a window at the three o'clock position displays the date. The splash-resistant watch has a stainless steel case with gold IPG plating and a mineral crystal. The crocodile-patterned brown leather band fits wrists up to 8 3/4". Watch case 1 3/5" diam. x 1/2" D. (3 oz.)