Watch worth $370,000 goes missing from Rafael Nadal’s Paris hotel room

A Richard Mille watch worth an estimated $370,000 went missing from the Paris hotel room where Rafael Nadal was staying during the French Open, according to a Reuters report.

The watch, loaned to Nadal by Mille, was discovered missing by Nadal when he awoke on Tuesday morning, less than a day after Nadal wore it as he defeated Novak Djokovic on Monday for his seventh French Open title. A police source said, “Nobody broke into the hotel room.”

While Nadal undoubtedly has the cash flow to reimburse Mille for the extravagantly priced watch — if Mille would even expect repayment — I’m less concerned about how it turned up missing than I am the fact that Nadal wore a watch worth well over a quarter million dollars while playing in a match. That’s just asking for trouble. Crap, I wouldn’t wear that watch while checking the time, let alone playing tennis. Nope, I’ll stick with wearing my Swatch from junior high while playing sports, thank you very much.

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1 Comment

  1. P. McSmurf

    June 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Who in there right mind would spend that amount of money for a watch? This is why a lot of your sports jocks go broke and file for bankruptcy after theie sports career is done is they spend their money stupid junk like this when a good Seiko watch will cost $200.00 to $400.00 dollars. Have they ever heard about a safe deposit box?

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