I got this one in via e-mail by Martin, it is a reference to an article in a German magazine called Der Spiegel.

“Hi RJ!

Do you know some German? If so, I’m sure you’re going to like this one:


It’s about a Siemens manager who had his Rolex Sub retouched from his official press photo before announcing major layoffs. Pretty embarassing stuff.


The photo the article is about:

  • Frank

    I think the suit is more less the value of a Rolex as well. (Armani?) No time for a new Photoshoot!?!
    For me the reason to wear a Tudor, good quality nice(r) look the brandname Rolex only on the back of the watch

  • He seems to look slightly less happy in the picture where his Rolex is gone, doesn’t he?


  • I would Chris! 🙂

    I don’t understand the fuss though! I don’t see the link between firing all those people and a 4000 Euro wristwatch he probably worked hard for. Should he remove the BMW/Merc/Audi/VW (hey, he’s German) emblem from his cargrill as well?

  • Here’s the translated article, to English:


  • There’s a quarter of a page article about this item including the pictures in todays (Dutch) Algemeen Dagblad – Geeee!