The 30-year-old sufferer was approached out the five-star Resort Napoleon near the Arc de Triomphe late Monday with a guy who asked for a cigarette.
The burglar then grabbed the guy’s arm and returned together with the infrequent Richard Mille timepiece, a Tourbillon Diamond Twister anticipated to cost a few 770,000 euros.
Mille timepieces, using their bulky instances that show the complex inner mechanics, are highly prized by aficionados — and immediately recognizable to burglars targeting wealthy tourists from the French funds.
The Parisien newspaper printed a map Tuesday pinpointing a few dozen high-value watch nabbing from the”Golden Triangle” along with other neighboring regions near the Champs-Elysees route up to now this season.
It mentioned at least four additional Richard Mille watch robberies, all valued at least 100,000 euros ($109,000), one of the 71 these robberies at Paris and neighboring suburbs between January and September.
Nevertheless, the Japanese sufferer could be luckier than many — police sources say that the assailant dropped a phone because he fled, that was passed over to the authorities branch which investigates serious robberies and organized crime.