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The former head of the ECB is in Dublin - and he's got some fancy bling

Jean Claude Trichet: Frenchman, banker, gadget enthusiast.

THE FORMER PRESIDENT of the ECB Jean-Claude Trichet is in Dublin today.

Speaking to an IIEA event in the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, Trichet spoke about the circumstances surrounding the Irish bank guarantee.

But many at the event were more taken with one of Trichet’s sartorial choices.

And here it is, courtesy of Press Association photographer Niall Carson:

Irish banking inquiry Source: Niall Carson

Trichet either had $399 or $10,000 lying around to get his hands on the smart-watch. Considering his last listed salary at the ECB was €367,000 a year, it could easily have been the latter.

No journalists asked whether it was any use, preferring to focus on other matters, such as a blanket bank guarantee that cost the State billions.

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