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Pickpocket lifts £1 million watch from tourist

The £1 million RM 50-03

A pickpocket has stolen a £1 million watch from a tourist in Ibizia.
The thief lifted the Richard Mille (RM) watch, inspired by Formula One, after shoving his victim three or four times.
During the confrontation along the sea-front he took the RM 50-03 McLaren F1.
The owner, a 22-year-old man from Azerbaijan, received cuts and bruises to his arm and wrist.
He reported the theft to the police.
The feather-light RM 50-03 – weighing just 38 grams including the strap – is only one of 75 made. 
It has a tourbillon movement to ensure the entire mechanism moves at one revolution a minute, nullifying the effects of gravity.
The RM 50-03 is also a chronograph, enabling it to measure time laps to fractions of seconds.


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.



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