I’ve gone on and on and on about the dangers of wearing an expensive watch. And for good reason. Violent thugs are targeting Rolex, Richard Mille and yes Patek Philippe watch wearers worldwide. For those of us who put safety ahead of bling, it’s time to face an inconvenient truth: bling can get you laid. It’s a simple equation . . .
The male desire to pass on their genes is hard-wired into our brains (and other body parts). The female desire to find men who can provide resources for potential progeny is equally compelling. A hugely expensive watch signals said resources in no uncertain terms – in a way that an expensive car, clothes, condo or Gulfstream IV cannot (i.e., a watch is visible at all times).
I’ve always operated under the principle that any woman who wants to sleep with me because I have money is a woman with whom I shouldn’t sleep. We could talk about pre-negotiated financial arrangements, but let’s not. Let’s talk about the dangers inherent in getting laid by a beautiful stranger while wearing an expensive watch. Las Vegas’ reviewjournal.com takes you there . . .
Windy Jones [image at top of post], 23, was taken into custody by Las Vegas police on Wednesday. Her latest arrest stems from a man’s contention that Jones stole his Rolex watch, worth $45,000, during a night of drinking on March 31.
An arrest report for Jones said the man met a woman named “Sarah” at a cafe inside the Wynn Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S., at 2:30 a.m. The woman said she wanted to have a drink, so they had cocktails, then took a cab to a hookah lounge on South Paradise Road where they drank more cocktails.
“From there (he) stated he could not remember much from that point forward,” police said. “He then remembers waking up at the Venetian hotel valet area where security was able to assist him and called medical to assist and transport to an unknown hospital.”
The report doesn’t specify the Rolex removed from Ms. Jone’s “date.” For what it’s worth, $45k will buy you a Rolex GMT-Master II Root Beer 18K Rose Gold 40mm on chrono24.com. I bet Windy knew which model her mark was wearing. She’s a dab hand at this scam; this was hardly her first watch-related drug-based felony grand larceny.
This is the third luxury watch theft of which Jones has been accused. In February and March two men reported to police the thefts of watches from their hotel rooms at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in separate incidents. One watch was valued at $45,000. The second was valued at $37,000.
Previously, on Who Wants to Talk to the Police About Getting Rolled, the $45k watch featured was named: an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. Hence the $48,213 AP above, also from chrono24.com. How many other victims didn’t come forward? All of them. Yes but – what about Richard Mille Patek honey trap robberies?
Google isn’t much help there. But we certainly know that Milles are magnets for male bad guys, most recently on the business end of a gun at a tony restaurant. As for Patek Philippe, yeah baby! beverlypress.com tells the tale . . .
The two women approached the victims and engaged the men in a conversation. After dinner, the women agreed to accompany the men to a residence belonging to one of the victims in the 6500 block of Lindenhurst Avenue.
While at the residence, one of the female suspects mixed drinks, and Pedroza said she placed an unknown substance in the cocktails. A short time later, one of the female suspects went outside with one of the victims, while the other two stayed inside.
After the woman who went outside asked to use the bathroom and did not return for several minutes, the man went back inside and found his friend unconscious. Both of the women were gone.
As were not one but two Patek Philippe watches. Combined value? Approximately $200k. (Just for fun I’ve pictured a Patek Philippe Nautilus Perpetual Calendar White Gold Blue Dial on Bracelet looking for $199,750 on chrono24.com.
Detective Manny Pedroza of Los Angeles’ Commercial Crimes Division has a word of warning about such things. “I definitely wouldn’t take someone home for a night cap, especially someone you just met at a bar or restaurant that night.”
Bet he’s married. Rich the Kid’s marital status is a bit . . . fraught. I wonder if his wife got his watches in her settlement, chanting Richard Mille Patek. Richard Mille Patek.