A Japanese man who stepped out of his Paris hotel for a cigarette was robbed of his US$840,000 Swiss watch by a thief who snatched it off his wrist, police sources said Tuesday (Oct 8). The thief made off with a Richard Mille Tourbillon Diamond Twister. (Image source: Screenrgrab from the Richard Mille website) The 30-year-old victim was approached outside the five-star Hotel Napoleon near the Arc de Triomphe late Monday by a man who asked for a cigarette. The thief then grabbed the man’s arm and fled with the rare Richard Mille timepiece, a Tourbillon Diamond Twister estimated to cost some 770,000 euros. Mille timepieces, with their bulky cases that reveal the intricate inner mechanisms, are highly prized by aficionados – and instantly recognisable to thieves targeting wealthy tourists in the French capital. The Parisien newspaper published a map Tuesday pinpointing some two dozen high-value watch nabbings in the “Golden Triangle” and other glitzy areas near the Champs-Elysees avenue so far this year. It noted at least four other Richard Mille watch robberies, all valued at at least 100,000 euros (US$109,000), among the 71 such robberies in Paris and nearby suburbs between January and September. But the Japanese victim… Read full this story
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