Jewelry dealer Shay Belhassen said he was sitting with a client at celebrity hot spot Il Pastaio on Thursday afternoon when three armed thieves came up behind him and made their move to swipe his $500,000 Richard Mille timepiece. “One of them was choking me from the back with a gun to my head, while
I bought it well preowned and sold it along without a loss. I would strongly recommend that strategy as the list price is much higher than preowned. Even if you get a sizeable discount new you'll pay a hefty penalty for discovering it might not be a keeper. Something to consider.
Not to venture into values but as FabR stated I'm not sure if a premium attached to one of his pieces would be in order. Maybe contact some auction houses to see about that and also if it's know whether he always had his name written on the certificate. Open, nameless, papers are allowed by Patek an