ZENITH

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Ma­hatma Gandhi is per­haps not the first per­son who springs to mind when you imag­ine some­one who was the proud owner of a luxury watch. How­ever he pos­sessed and cher­ished a Zenith pocket watch that was given to him by Indira Gandhi. He was, ap­par­ently, a very punc­tual man who ap­pre­ci­ated the watch’s alarm func­tion. He was heart­bro­ken when the watch was stolen dur­ing a train jour­ney but thank­fully the pen­i­tent thief re­turned it sev­eral months later. In 2009, af­ter chang­ing hands in var­i­ous pri­vate col­lec­tions, the watch was bought at auc­tion by an In­dian bil­lion­aire and re­turned to In­dia. Along with sev­eral of Gandhi’s other pos­ses­sions it fetched $1.8 mil­lion

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