Cambodia’s PM Earns $2,500 a Month. Where Did He Get So Many Million-Dollar Watches?

Prime Minister Hun Sen promotes a carefully curated everyman image, but his wrist tells a different story.

As the tagline goes: “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”

In the world of luxury, a Patek watch isn’t just a device for telling time, it’s a one-of-a-kind handcrafted heirloom that transcends generations—the cheapest model can set one back by tens of thousands of dollars, while the finest run into the millions.

The watches are the kind of status symbol at home on the wrists of billionaires, CEOs, playboy philanthropists—and, curiously, the strongman ruler of one of the world’s poorest nations.

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