Pablo Escobar's Rolex Watch: The BIZZARE story

  • Опубликовано: 11 янв 2019
  • Pablo Escobar, one of the most infamous criminals of all time, had a solid gold, diamond-encrusted Rolex Day-Date. The Rolex on its own should have been worth over $10,000. But THIS Rolex belonged to Pablo Escobar - typically, that would demand thousands of dollars in premium. But this time, it didn't. This time, Pablo Escobar made the Rolex Day-Date worth LESS. Let's dive in.
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    CHRISTIAN (Host):
    ANNA (Video, Editing):
    ROLLY (Co-host):
    ASHLEY (Editing):
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    In this week's episode of Liquor Run, we dive into the absolutely insane story behind Pablo Escobar's Rolex. During the 20th century, Escobar was known as the "King of Cocaine," and his cartel was responsible for smuggling an estimated 80% of the world's cocaine throughout various countries. Today, his net worth, accounting for inflation, would be in the neighborhood of $100 Billion, and he used to make an average of $20 Billion per year of his own, personal income.
    Now, onto the watch - in 2013, his diamond encrusted Rolex Day Date was auctioned off. It was estimated to realize around $70,000, but instead realized a sale price of $8,500, less than the watch itself would be worth on its own with no "celebrity" affiliation. So what happened? Other famous criminals' personal items have sold for insane premiums by comparison, but with Escobar's watch, it realized a roughly $4,000 depreciation from where it would have retailed, let alone where it was estimated to sell.
    Potential explanations for this are varied, but Rolly's theory is that perhaps the wounds of Escobar's crimes are too fresh still, it being only 40 or so years ago since the peak of his reign. To own something linked to tremendous atrocity is a bit weird in its own right, but to own something linked to such heinous crime that happened in your own memory may simply be too much for the majority of buyers. Because of this, perhaps it makes sense that the man who bought it was not a collector, or even someone who was tremendously interested in the history of it, but rather bought it as an investment in the materials themselves.
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Комментарии • 67

  • Andrew_Owens
    Andrew_Owens Месяц назад +1

    Nix the theme music. It does nothing as background unless you are showing a watch. You're a great presenter and we enjoy hearing you and your dad talk.

  • Muhammad Usman
    Muhammad Usman Месяц назад

    I would have bought way higher than 8500$, I have known it was for sale. I missed

  • Thomaz Nadeau
    Thomaz Nadeau 2 месяца назад

    I’m surprised a rapper didn’t buy it for an ungodly amount.

  • Tizoc Sagoyewatha
    Tizoc Sagoyewatha 2 месяца назад

    I think Escobar's Rolex would have sold for much, much more had that auction been in the United States.

  • mrg1911
    mrg1911 2 месяца назад

    Cocaine is a helluva drug....
    I'd prefer to see what the French Connection boys from Sicily, to Marseilles, to New York were wearing....;)
    In the meantime, did you ever look at the watches seized from James Whitey Bulger's collection?
    Thanks guys!

  • Kevork Nourian
    Kevork Nourian 2 месяца назад

    Really weird but it’s a hateful person

  • Frederick Calabrese
    Frederick Calabrese 2 месяца назад

    Besides being ugly, it's tainted, and I mean really tainted. Would you like to own something that had been owned by John Wayne Gacy? In the US we too often romanticize some really horrible people; this isn't the case in other parts of the world.

  • Eri mendez
    Eri mendez 2 месяца назад

    He never got into politics , they never fully pledged him in. He made an attempt to, but was humiliated by other political peers

  • tuomike70
    tuomike70 2 месяца назад

    Did i miss it or was there a wristwatchcheck?

  • JAL
    JAL 2 месяца назад +4

    Escobar was as Evil an animal as ever existed. Just the fact he wore Rolex makes me glad I'm an Omega man😑

    • Michael Broski
      Michael Broski 23 дня назад

      JAL Rolex>Omega. Omega is for ppl who can’t afford a Rolex.

    • JAL
      JAL Месяц назад

      not sure I get your point.+SupraRyu

    • SupraRyu
      SupraRyu Месяц назад

      Pablo was responsible for 3k deaths? Maybe? How many people have died for governments and religion??

    • gmansplit
      gmansplit 2 месяца назад

      That's rather superstitious and stupid of you, assuming you're at all serious.

  • Austin Stuart
    Austin Stuart 2 месяца назад


  • Jaybee Eff
    Jaybee Eff 2 месяца назад +1

    Cool story bros.🐮💩

  • Daniel Katz
    Daniel Katz 2 месяца назад

    Whoops , got the wrong guy, ignore my imput about the director

    • Theo and Harris
      Theo and Harris  2 месяца назад

      Hahahaaaa!!!! I was a bit confused!!!!

  • Isaac Schiff-Lewin
    Isaac Schiff-Lewin 2 месяца назад

    In chicago, at least in my social circles, we dont really think of capone, however, there are some mob houses one town over, and there kids went/go to to my high school

  • The Bearded Brother
    The Bearded Brother 2 месяца назад

    I would have purchased it

  • Tony Hawkins
    Tony Hawkins 2 месяца назад

    Yo C and Roly great video and keep up the good work 🎥

  • Cory Kessler
    Cory Kessler 2 месяца назад +2

    One reason you're not considering is that alcohol is now legal so they don't view bootleggers' crimes as bad as smuggling cocaine. If cocaine were legal now and had been for years, it might be a different story the way we feel about Pablo.

  • stephen taylor
    stephen taylor 2 месяца назад

    Liquor run on a sunday?what are you thinking of,lol

  • Daniel Tesfai
    Daniel Tesfai 2 месяца назад

    It is true, the taxes were like $80,000 tho

  • Marktuyet
    Marktuyet 2 месяца назад +4

    Really enjoy when you have your Daddio on the channel.

  • shaHorology
    shaHorology 2 месяца назад +1

    Informative video guys. Keep up the good work. He was just too bad. Blew a plane out of the sky. Maybe that's why. Guys looking forward to SIHH?

    • Luis Castro
      Luis Castro 2 месяца назад

      blew a plane full with people out of the sky just to kill 1 person, que cabron.

  • Lakewooder99
    Lakewooder99 2 месяца назад

    Would you buy osama bin ladins watch, or if the watch of the terrotist who flew the plane into the twin towers had somehow survived and was engraved with his name?

  • samuel siahaan
    samuel siahaan 2 месяца назад

    My theory, it was bought by his relatives with them threatening every potential bidder just to have that piece back to the family.

  • Lewis Cates
    Lewis Cates 2 месяца назад +1

    LOL i think Rolly looks like a Anthony Bordaine more so in the opening clips you guys have a nice weekend

  • George Koukourdelis
    George Koukourdelis 2 месяца назад +1

    I wouldn’t trade a bag of Cheetos for it... POS.... murderer.... but great vid...

  • Sean Sinnreich
    Sean Sinnreich 2 месяца назад

    I like these videos where you pick a “celebrity “ and discuss their 1 watch

  • Steve Fournier
    Steve Fournier 2 месяца назад

    They are ugly bitch watches!

  • totetolima
    totetolima 2 месяца назад +6

    Hey Christian, greetings from Colombia. This story its not true. Pablo did not have a Day Date with diamonds. Everything was made up on the internet. Keep up your excellent videos but be careful believing all the fake Instagram posts like this one that keeps coming up every now and then.

    • Edvin Lennmyr
      Edvin Lennmyr 2 месяца назад

      What's your source?

    • Theo and Harris
      Theo and Harris  2 месяца назад

      Thank you for your info!!!!

    • Juan Osorio
      Juan Osorio 2 месяца назад

      He however used to wear some Cartier Tank.

  • gamebred26
    gamebred26 2 месяца назад +1

    Rolly losing a little weight huh.... eating healthy!!

  • Estevan Perez
    Estevan Perez 2 месяца назад

    Lmao @ the side by side

  • Waseem Hoosen
    Waseem Hoosen 2 месяца назад

    Completely understand why it sold for less than what it'd be worth of it wasn't Pablo's watch. Thanks for yet another great video. Dig your content 👌🏼.... 😂 at the Pablo doppelganger

  • mrdisco99
    mrdisco99 2 месяца назад +1

    Did he actually wear that thing?

  • ryvr madduck
    ryvr madduck 2 месяца назад +2

    I do not like seeing a beloved brand such as Rolex used for promotion and tied to psychopaths like Escobar, Che Guevara, Castro, or any other assorted evil criminals and criminal evil world leaders.

    • S.F- S.N.
      S.F- S.N. 2 месяца назад +1

      Che Guevara and Fidel Castro are criminals?
      You were thinking of the word -Heroes.

    • Blake Star
      Blake Star 2 месяца назад +1

      Wake up & smell the shit! Most criminals wear luxury watches. Wether they be politicians, law enforcement, stock brokers, narcos, ceos, murders or rapists. As far your "beloved" brand Rolex goes, they probably have more blood on their hands than Escobar. I own a Breguet...does this make me Napolean?

  • Denis Spratt
    Denis Spratt 2 месяца назад +19

    It is a bit strange that the watch got sold for less then what its actually worth.
    Especially now the last couple of years since the Escobar tv-series is quite popular.
    But it will probably come up for sale sometime within the next years and will then be sold for a lot more.
    Nice video.

    • Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Lvl 999
      Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Lvl 999 2 месяца назад

      the watch is already melted for scrap value.

    • Denis Spratt
      Denis Spratt 2 месяца назад

      +Tim8tei Ok. Sorry but didn't know it was being sold that long ago.
      Thought it was quite recently since he was talking about it now.

    • Tim8tei
      Tim8tei 2 месяца назад

      It got sold before Narcos and other latest shows/movies who brought the spotlight back on Escobar, so how could that have any effect?
      The market for (vintage) watches was completely different in 2013 compared to 2015 or even 2018/19.

    • Philip Horophil
      Philip Horophil 2 месяца назад

      True! It's remarkable, that provenance does not mean that prices HAVE to increase like one might think as we all know such pieces, but can even lead to major discounts.
      Christian mentioned Nazi properties... that's another far more difficult topic I think. Big auction houses do not accept those pieces, thus a (public) market simply doesn't exist. Though, I am not so sure about prices and how could you tell without a market? I am pretty sure, a few people would be happy to be able to buy those things and would even pay a hefty premium... but at the same time, this really worries me!!!
      Enjoy the weekend!

  • ללא כותרת
    ללא כותרת 2 месяца назад +3

    A fake rolex or a fake story to it. 8k wouldn't cover diamond and gold materials itself. So clearly not true

    • Keyboard Warrior
      Keyboard Warrior 2 месяца назад

      i read an old article from the Guardian and they said it sold for 5300£ so 8500$ so its true 😂

    • ללא כותרת
      ללא כותרת 2 месяца назад

      +stevenjm12 well 40mm day date fits around 20-35 carats in total, so assuming this one isnt bulky stones that would be 23k + only for diamonds. Now Rolex pearlmaster gold+full diamond goes 130k +, just gold day date 30k+ so doesnt add up anyway

    • stevenjm12
      stevenjm12 2 месяца назад +3

      Diamonds are cheap, but is expensive to drill holes and put diamonds in a watch

    • Green_Touko123
      Green_Touko123 2 месяца назад

      Gold materials easily, i don’t know about the costs of diamonds, i think that’s not true at all ללא כותרת

  • The Emperor
    The Emperor 2 месяца назад +16

    I would have bought it for $8600

  • Daniel Katz
    Daniel Katz 2 месяца назад

    Great director ? Maybe one of the best alive , next Caron / Roma movie, haven’t seen this video yet , but know of him

  • uknowmysteez
    uknowmysteez 2 месяца назад

    Snort a line or two before this video for maximum effect. Trust me

  • Juan Osorio
    Juan Osorio 2 месяца назад +24

    Well, it might be becouse here in Colombia it's actually frowned upon to own things that were owned by Narcos before. It is so becouse: 1. the resources to buy those goods came from criminal endeavors that caused harm and suffering to many human beings; 2. it's regarded as celebrating the misdeeds of those criminals, somehow we feel that such conducts are a way of validating their evil ways and nature, and; 3. it might actually be dangerous, if the criminal is alive, or his family carried on with is tainted legacy, they might actually come to claim their belongings by force, remember they are violent people.

    • Frederick Calabrese
      Frederick Calabrese 2 месяца назад

      That's what I was told.

    • Theo and Harris
      Theo and Harris  2 месяца назад +1

      Thank you for the insight!!!!!

    • Philip Horophil
      Philip Horophil 2 месяца назад +3

      Good explanation! As far as I know, the bidder who now owns the watch wanted to remain anonymous because he feared potential threats by cartel members.
      Me personally, I find both the auction result and the watch itself very interesting!

  • Fredrik29Sweden
    Fredrik29Sweden 2 месяца назад +1

    👍 very nice Rolex! I own a Rolex sub 16613. Love this watch. And I love limoncello capri! I drink every summer when I travel to Capri🇮🇹 have a nice weekend. 🥂🇸🇪