Most watch enthusiasts know about Vladimir Putin’s penchant for expensive timepieces and of how, on 15 September 2009, the then Russian Prime Minister handed over his Blancpain Léman Aqua Lung Grande Date to Russian factory worker Viktor Zagaevsky when the latter asked for a momento of Putin’s visit to the arms factory of Tula.
Well another random high profile watch giveaway has just occurred, though this time, it involves a footballer. According to British newspaper reports, 25 year old Tottenham Hotspur defender Vedran Corluka gave his £36,000 watch to a nightclub waiter who had admired it.
The Croatian international joined Tottenham from Manchester City in 2008 for a transfer fee of £5.5 million.
A club spokesman confirmed that Corluka was at Whisky Mist in Mayfair when the waiter complimented him on his diamond-encrusted Hublot watch. He took it off to let the waiter have a better look at it and then offered to swap it for the waiter’s £150 Seiko. The waiter thought he was joking.
I can’t find a photo or reference to the actual model, so if anyone has knows, please let me know.