The office institution of Secret Santa gifts normally leads to gifts of chocolates, novelty socks and — in the case of WatchPro — a book on parenting written by a fellow editor.
Things are a little different at Manchester City, one of the world’s richest football clubs, where players had a whip round to buy several Rolex watches for backroom staff as a thank you for their help in winning the Premier League in 2017-18.
According to The Sun, the squad raised enough money to buy several £7000 Rolex Submariner timepieces as a reward for their hard work during the last two seasons.
The watches were engraved on the back with “Centurions 2018”, a reference to the record-breaking 100 points Manchester City amassed to win the league.
The Sun says that the Rolex Submariners were 40mm models in steel and yellow gold Rolesor (priced at £10,350), making the gifts from the Manchester City all the more remarkable because of the current drought of all Rolex men’s sports models around the world.