Schwarzenegger sold the watch that detained him at the airport: 10 times more expensive

By TravelWiseJan 26, 2024 16:33 PMNews
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger. Source: AFP

Actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sold his Audemars Pigue watch, which caused him to be detained at Munich airport customs, for 270 thousand euros.

The watch was sold during an auction at a charity dinner organized by the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative in the Austrian city of Kitzbühel. It is reported that the case of the watch bears an image of Schwarzenegger's torso and the inscription "Arnold Classic". It is also claimed that the actor appeared in several films, and there are 20 such watches in the world, Die Presse reports.

Schwarzenegger sold the watch that detained him at the airport: 10 times more expensive
Schwarzenegger sold the watch that detained him at the airport: 10 times more expensive. Source: Bild

At the auction, the starting price of the lot was 50 thousand euros. A total of 1.31 million euros was raised. The money will be transferred to the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative Foundation, which supports environmental projects.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was detained at the Munich airport on January 17 because he failed to declare an expensive watch. The actor spent several hours in the customs office and paid a fine of 35 thousand euros.

This watch is a luxury item and is subject to mandatory declaration. At the same time, Schwarzenegger estimated it at 20 thousand euros, which is significantly lower than the usual cost of an Audemars Pigue watch.

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