Khan's Watch Told The Time To Dump Grant
British socialite JEMIMA KHAN knew it was time to split up with ex-boyfriend HUGH GRANT when a watch he bought for her at the beginning of their relationship stopped working.
The pair started dating in 2004, shortly after Khan split from her Indian cricketer husband Imran, and Grant sealed their new romance by gifting her with a $6,000 (GBP3,000) Panerai wristwatch.
But the couple started having problems and Khan eventually ended the relationship in February 2007.
And the 34-year-old insists it was the watch which made her realise it was time to end the love affair.
Writing in British Vogue magazine, she says, "I've even found myself waiting for a sign. The watch given to me by an ex-boyfriend when we first met packed up (stopped) at the point at which the relationship had clearly run its course.
"I took it as the clear signal I needed that out time was finally up, though of course I'd known that for months.
"Easier this, than to take responsibility for the decision myself."