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Berlusconi Gives Blair A Watch, Blair’s Wife Sells It On eBay: Wait, Is That Really A Locman? Seriously?

by on Nov.07, 2010, under Review

Forget a Rolex owned by the President of Syria, or an Eterna gifted by Saddam Hussein, we want a Tony Blair watch!  Better yet, how about a Tony Blair watch received from Mr. Silvio Berlusconi?

Your wish is our command.  Apparently Berlusconi was in the habit of giving timepieces, and he gave nine of them to the former British prime minister, including the one you see to the right. 

What makes this story so interesting is that A) Berlusconi would give another head of state such a crap-tastic watch (It’s a Locman Mare in Titanium) and B) Cherie Blair, Tony’s wife, decided to sell the damn thing on eBay – and she only got £98!

First let’s deal with Silvio’s watch choice.  We know he’s got a platinum Vacheron minute repeating perpetual calendar – so why would he subject his British colleague to something like a Locman? Yes, we know it’s Italian and you’re Italian, Silvio – but you at least could’ve sprung for a Panerai, no?

Second, Blair has commanded an average of £6,000 per minute as a public speaker since leaving office three years – he’s banked almost £20,000,000.  Now your wife is selling timepieces given to you by the Italian Prime Minister on eBay, of all places? 

What else is there to say about this? Not much.

(via The Telegraph)

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