Apr.21 - Charles Leclerc's's stolen watch was worth much more than the reported EUR 300,000.

In between the Melbourne and Imola races, championship leader Leclerc was in the Italian coastal city of Viareggio when fans asked him to sign autographs on a dimly-lit street.

Ferrari confirmed to DPA news agency that, during that moment with fans, Leclerc's watch was stolen. The 24-year-old Monaco-born driver was unhurt.

Leclerc's trainer Andrea Ferrari, a Viareggio local who was with the Ferrari star at the time, hit out at authorities.

"Via Salvatori has been completely in the dark for months," he said, referring to the local lighting. "We have been asking about this for months."

According to La Repubblica, international publications got the valuation of Leclerc's watch - a limited edition Richard Mille RM 67-02 - completely wrong.

"It is impracticable to give a real value," the newspaper noted, "but a prototype of the watch stolen from the Ferrari driver was sold at auction in 2021 for about 2 million Swiss francs - almost two million euros at today's values."

La Repubblica also believes Leclerc's attackers fled on a scooter, with the Formula 1 driver attempting to give chase in his road Ferrari.

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11 F1 Fan comments on “Leclerc's stolen watch worth EUR 2 million?

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    Drivers should be more cautious with what they wear in public or just use self-defense against knifeless & gunless persons since their fitness levels allow so.

  2. shroppyfly

    Seems a bit fishy to me or di pesce as the mafiosi+ Italians say,with his trainer..., in the trainers home town..., and then he gets robbed..., down a dark street..., mmmm heh Charlie , lets go down this dark street.... it'll be fine.., I think the trainer might be buying a Ferrari tomorrow...

    And as if, Charlie bought the watch himself, they are gifts from sponsors or bribes from potential sponsors.

  3. Jax

    The thief did Leclerc a favor. That watch was ugly beyond belief. Lol.
    Somebody please post a video of the 'baddie' on a scooter vs the 0075 in a Ferrari chase. 😄
    James Bond is dead. So it's now Leclerc.....Charles Leclerc. Lol.

  4. John B

    Another hit for insurance companies
    No wonder all our premiums are shooting up

    A disgusting show of wealth displayed in public and inviting admiration from fans.

    Why was he in a dark alley in the first place? Not another Hugh Grant surly


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