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Bernie Ecclestone sports black eye in watch advert

A photograph of Bernie Ecclestone's injuries after he was brutally mugged for his watch last month has been used in an advertisement for its manufacturers.

 

16 December 2010                                                                                            Posted by: www.telegraph.co.uk/news

 

        Bernie Ecclestone Hublot

 

The image shows the Formula 1 tycoon sporting a bruised face including a vicious black eye and a heavily swollen cheek.

It is accompanied by the words "See what people will do for a Hublot", a tongue-in-cheek reference to the value of the luxury Swiss watches.

The advertisement came about unexpectedly after the 80-year-old sent the picture – along with a note containing the same dark message – to the boss of Hublot.

They agreed to use both the picture and slogan in a new promotion for the £11,000 watch, The Sun reported.

Ecclestone was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury after he was kicked to the floor by robbers outside his office in Knightsbridge, central London.
His assailants are believed to have made off with up to £200,000 of jewellery.