26 Oct '16, 2pm

Sailor claims auction house tried to sell him Rolex he lost

Philip McColl, 68, claims a Swiss auction house is trying to sell him back a £10,000 Rolex which he 'lost at sea' 18 years ago. He is pictured wearing the watch A British sailor claims a Swiss auction house is trying to sell him back a £10,000 Rolex which his millionaire friend gave him as a present and which he thought he had lost 18 years ago. Philip McColl, 68, says his former employer Raul Gardini - an Italian businessman who has since died - gave him an engraved Rolex Submariner which he lost 'at sea' in 1998. Now he claims staff at Christie's in Geneva have found the item and are 'blackmailing' him to make him buy it back. The yacht engineer claims Christie's contacted him to ask if the watch was his - before saying that negotiations could only take place if the matter was kept 'quiet'. Mr McColl is now convinced the watch was stolen and that he is being held to 'ran...

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