Rolex Keeping The Time Of His Life
Very Rare Lapis Blue Dial
The Dalai Lama is considered to be the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and he is renowned for his wisdom diplomacy, kindness, smile and peaceful nature. It is difficult to discover what kind or watch he wears, because he always wears his watches, rotated 180 degrees around his wrist. When a watch is word backwards on the wrist, it serves to camouflage the watch, which makes it difficult to observe.
The Dalai Lama also typically goes out of his way to make certain his watches never appear to be fancy or ostentatious. His holiness does so, by typically putting them on inexpensive stretchable Speidel watch bands. In this recent photo, we see the Dalai Lama with Prince Charles, and the Dalai Lama is wearing a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date with a blue lapis dial.
The photo below shows a similar Lapis Blue dial to the one I believe the Dalai Lama is wearing in the photo above. This beautiful dial combination is very rare. A reader named Tommy wrote in to point out that the Dalai Lama's dial appears to have baton indices, which the watch does not have below. Also Tommy pointed out in his email that that he thinks the watch may be white gold. Tommy also mentioned he heard from a friend of his that his holiness does watch repair as a hobby...
In this next photo, taken more than 5 years ago, we see the Dalai Lama wearing a two tone Rolex Datejust on a jubilee bracelet.