What the mafia boss Messina Denaro, who was arrested in Palermo, has to do with Switzerland.


Why the federal prosecutor’s office dropped proceedings against mafia boss Messina Denaro – and what’s going on with his watch

Does the super boss of Cosa Nostra have his money in Switzerland? There are some indications. But one thing is certain: he helped a Swiss luxury watch to dubious fame.

Boss Matteo Messina Denaro after his arrest.


Mafiosi seem to like this luxury Swiss watch. When the super boss Matteo Messina Denaro (60) was arrested in a clinic by the Carabinieri in Palermo on Monday after 30 years of hiding, he was wearing a flashy watch from the Geneva manufacturer Franck Muller on his wrist. According to the Carabinieri, the gem is worth between 35,000 and 38,000 euros.