Athletes who had their luxury watches stolen

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Recently, we have seen a multitude of reports of watch thefts, and the target was mainly sportsmen. From F1 driver Charles Leclerc’s $430,000 Richard Mille to professional boxer Amir Khan’s £72,000 Franck Muller Vanguard chronograph, a number of luxury watches have been stolen.

Here are some details on who lost what:

F1 driver Charles Leclerc and his Richard Mille:

Ferrari racing driver Charles Leclerc’s $430,000 Richard Mille was stolen while interacting with his fans ahead of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. It was reported that Leclerc was with his friends and coach Andrea Ferrari in the Tuscan town of Viareggio for Easter celebrations when a group of fans surrounded the champion.

The stolen Richard Mille RM 67-02 is valued at over $300,000.

F1 driver Lando Norris and his Richard Mille

Strangely, The Leclerc incident is not the first case of the theft of a Richard Mille watch from an F1 driver. 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 the colors blue and orange, d worth north of $100,000.

Professional boxer Amir Khan and his avant-garde Franck Muller

Another recent victim of watch theft is professional boxer Amir Khan. He had his £72,000 diamond-encrusted Franck Muller Vanguard chronograph stolen at gunpoint while out with his wife Faryal Makhdoom in east London. The 35-year-old announced the theft in a tweet where he described the whole scene.

Header image Courtesy: @landonorris @amirkingkhan @charles_leclerc

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