Saturday, June 16, 2012

Nadal's luxury watch recovered, Hotel barman arrested for theft

Nadal wore the luxury watch at the French Open
A hotel barman was arrested in connection with the theft of Rafael Nadal's Richard Mille luxury watch. The watch, worth around 300,000 to 500,000 euros, was stolen sometime late Monday to early Tuesday, after Nadal's win at the French Open.

According to Sports Illustrated, the 39-year-old barman, who worked at the luxury hotel in Paris' 8th district where Nadal was staying, "used his access key to break into Nadal’s room and abscond with the watch". He was arrested Tuesday evening and "the pricey timepiece was found along a railway track in the southern Paris suburb of Evry", SI adds.

Nadal confirmed the watch was recovered. "They [French Police] did a fantastic work. They found the watch. So, I’m very happy for that.”, the Spanish said to journalists in Halle, where he is playing Gerry Weber Open.

This is the second incident of Nadal losing track of his limited edition watch, which is on loan to him from the watchmaker Richard Mille. In 2010, a timepiece was stolen from his locker room at the Toronto Masters.

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