Russian news agencies report that on Thursday, July 5, two divers will start an operation to salvage a $200 000 Hellmuth chronograph watch that was dropped into the Neva river in the city of St. Petersburg.
The Interfax news agency quoted a source in the Russian divers’ association as saying that the owner of the watch was walking the Ioannovsky bridge when he swiftly moved his hand “in an emotional drive” and lost his $200 000 limited edition Hellmuth watch. He said that the hapless watch owner was a foreigner but did not give his name or nationality.
The source went on to say that the Thursday operation will last for two hours and will be conducted by two divers and seven people support staff.
He said that the people who received the watch owner in St. Petersburg summoned the divers to the bridge immediately after the incident but then the search yielded no results.
A $10 000 award has been promised by the owner to anyone who manages to retrieve the watch from the river.