Recently, we’ve seen a slew of reports on watch robberies taking place, and the target mainly has been sportspeople. From F1 driver Charles Leclerc’s $430k Richard Mille to professional boxer Amir Khan’s £72,000 Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph, a number of luxury watches have been swiped.
Here are a few details on who’s lost what:
F1 Driver Charles Leclerc And His Richard Mille:
Ferrari racing driver Charles Leclerc’s $430k Richard Mille was stolen while interacting with his fans ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. It has been reported that Leclerc was with his friends and trainer Andrea Ferrari in the Tuscan city of Viareggio for Easter celebrations when a group of fans surrounded the champion.
Italian media italy-24 reports that Charles Leclerc have been robbed yesterday at Viareggio— BWT AIpine F1 updates (@startonpole) April 19, 2022
His watch, Richard Mille RM 67-02 was stollen by unknown person
Needless to say it costs more than $300k pic.twitter.com/qgkwwfnRTD
The stolen Richard Mille RM 67-02 is valued at over $300k.
F1 Driver Lando Norris And his Richard Mille
Strangely, Leclerc’s incident is not the first instance of a Richard Mille watch being stolen from an F1 driver. Back in 2020, McLaren’s Lando Norris had his prototype Richard Mille watch stolen outside Wembley Stadium after the Euro 2020 final. The watch in question was a limited-edition model in blue and orange colours, valued north of $100,000.
Professional Boxer Amir Khan and his Franck Muller Vanguard
Another recent victim of watch theft is professional boxer Amir Khan. He was robbed off his £72,000 diamond-encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard Chronograph at gun-point when he was out with his wife Faryal Makhdoom in East London. The 35-year-old announced the theft in a tweet where he described the entire scene.
Just had my watch taken off me at gun point in East London, Leyton. I crossed the road with Faryal, luckily she was few steps behind me. 2 men ran to me, he asked for my watch whist having a gun pointed in my face. The main thing is we’re both safe.— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) April 18, 2022
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