Boxer Amir Khan Diamond Custom was robbed of $93,000 , Amir Khan, the boxing champion, was robbed at gunpoint of his personalized, diamond-studded Franck Muller timepiece, which authorities say he was flaunting on social media.
Amir Khan is a professional boxer from the United Kingdom who splits his time between London and Dubai. He is also a promoter, philanthropist, and celebrity. Khan frequently “flexes” on social media under the premise of pushing his fans and followers to achieve better and more, since no celebrity these days is worthy of the moniker without some blatant self-promotion.
Khan like fast automobiles and bespoke expensive watches, ideally the flashier the better, which may be a cliché for many other boxing professionals. A Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph was one of his most recent purchases. Khan’s Vanguard model, which was debuted a few years ago and has seen various limited-edition modifications, was all the more spectacular since it was encrusted with diamonds.
The price of a “normal” Vanguard starts at about $10,000, while Khan’s was estimated to be $93,000. The boxing champion, whose net worth is reported to be in the $40 million range, chose an 18-karat rose gold watch with 719 diamonds placed in the bezel and dial.
“Just had my watch taken off me at gunpoint in East London, Leyton,” Khan writes on Twitter. “I crossed the road with Faryal, luckily she was a few steps behind me. Two men ran to me, he asked for my watch whilst having a gun pointed in my face. The main thing is we’re both safe.”
The boxer later uploaded a close-up photo of the watch in question, as well as another of the rear case, which has the unique identifying number, following the incident. This should aid in locating it when the criminals attempt to sell it, as well as speed up the police investigation.
Police believe Khan was targeted because he’d been flaunting his spectacular watch collection on social media and updating followers on his whereabouts. He wore the Franck Muller watch earlier in the night, for example, when he visited a charity event in London.
If true, Khan would not be the first celebrity to be stolen of costly things after being monitored on social media, whether diamonds or personalized watches. Kim Kardashian and Lando Norris, a Formula One driver, can attest to this.