Brought to you by: Monaco Life
A watch that supposedly belonged to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been sold in Monaco for more than a million euros.
The unidentified bidder paid €1.054 million for the Patek Philippe timepiece, auctioneers Monaco Legends has said.
While the Kremlin continues to deny that the watch was Putin’s, claiming the story is “fake news”, the auction house continues to say that as far as it knows the client had ordered this watch from Patek Philippe in order to give it as a gift to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
Putin has a soft spot for luxury watches and wears then on his right hand. A Russian opposition group has claimed that the president has a collection worth 22 million roubles, an amount equal to more than six times his official income.
National Council President Stéphane Valeri has visited the Grimaldi Forum to thank the team behind the screening campaign, while also encouraging more people to take the Covid-19 antibody test.
Prince Albert has been tested at a Covid-19 screening centre in Monaco to raise awareness about the government’s campaign to have as many people of the Principality tested as possible.
Monaco’s primary students made their return to school on Monday, the final group to do so in the government’s three-phase plan to lift the lockdown.
The Principality ordered some 11.5 million masks at the height of the crisis. Now those masks are being safely stored by the government for a rainy day.