Hello watch world! This is my first foray into watch blogging, and I hope you enjoy. I have been an avid fan of the Breitling Report for a while now, so I was very excited when George approached me to be the first guest blogger. I had been mulling over topics and just as I had given up hope, a great story came across my desk. What does it involve you ask? Grand Larceny, Brazilian models, a Rolls Royce, and of course, a Patek Philippe.
Paolo Zampolli took it to another level when 3 watches – a Patek Philippe 5980R, a Bamford Rolex Daytona, and a Yacht Master II Rolex – totaling $140,000 were stolen from his Gramercy Park residence. The crown jewel, a 5980R, was a gift given to his son for his first Christmas. Although one watch was recovered, Zampolli took the retrieval of the Patek into his own hands, plastering ads for a $50,000 reward on his Rolls Royce Phantom. New Yorkers were delighted to see the car driving around town. The link below has the full story.
After reading the article, I asked myself what someone else would do if they had their watch stolen. I decided to set up a small experiment. After delicately removing George’s SuperOcean II that was sitting on his desk, I played dumb when he asked if I had seen it. George proceeded to tape the flyer, found above, around the building.
How far would you go to get your watch back if it was stolen?