A man wears an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch at Milan fashion week. Big cities in Europe have seen a spike in luxury watch robberies. Photo: Shutterstock
A man wears an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch at Milan fashion week. Big cities in Europe have seen a spike in luxury watch robberies. Photo: Shutterstock
Fashion

Wearing your Rolex or Patek Philippe in Europe? Why you should be worried about London and Paris’ spikes in luxury watch theft

  • Big cities in Europe and around the world have seen a wave of violent luxury watch robberies, with wealthy owners now reluctant to wear their timepieces
  • Instagram-educated thieves target Rolex, Richard Mille and other watch brands. With sales on the line, brands are paying attention to this issue ‘of concern’

A man wears an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch at Milan fashion week. Big cities in Europe have seen a spike in luxury watch robberies. Photo: Shutterstock
A man wears an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch at Milan fashion week. Big cities in Europe have seen a spike in luxury watch robberies. Photo: Shutterstock
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