Most of us will never know what it's like to wear a piece of jewelry worth over a quarter of a million dollars, on the other hand, we never have to worry about it being stolen.

Rafael Nadal, fresh off winning his seventh French Open, realized the $374,000 watch he was sporting was gone. The valuable timepiece was taken between the time Nadal went to bed and woke up at his Paris hotel on Friday, reports Le Parisien (Via Fox News).

Nadal, 26, was wearing the watch on loan from luxury brand Richard Mille for his play during the French Open.

French police officers immediately cracked the case of the missing timepiece. Paris officers have reportedly recovered the stolen watch and arrested a hotel employee, according to AFP.

Police caught the alleged thief by tracing his hotel access badge, which is how he gained entry into the room that Nadal shared with his parents during the French Open.

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