The first question was ‘where were on the the 12th of January? Where you involved in a robbery outside Marylebone station? Why was a women wearing this watch before you? To which he had no answers – and felt the whole situation could deteriorate very quickly if he didn’t produce some evidence of his purchase. Ultimately he had the paperwork sent over to the station, and explaining that the watch was unisex to the investigative officers. After 4 hours of investigation, James was released. The bad news was that the insurance company wasn’t going to pay up. And ultimately, when James informed the dealer, he refunded him the money he had paid to buy the watch innitially. So having his money back, he had the opportunity to reassess which watch he wanted to buy. He bought another Rolex, this time a Submariner with a serti dial. But even this one didn’t feel quite right either. When asked when he came across his grail watch, he said ‘these days with Instagram you can spend hours on end looking at watches – and that’s where I first came across the AP Chronograph. I loved it. It was designed in such a way, it was instantly recognisable – I liked that. I spent many, many months pondering how I would get one’. I had the opportunity to get hands on with a few Royal Oaks which converted me. And the Royal Oak Chronograph was the end result – I’ve not looked back. It’s perfect in every way. Its versatile, historic and not a watch you see very often in the wild, but my god did it take me some time before I felt as though I had found what Id been looking for’.