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Michael Schumacher’s Luxury Watches Fetch 4 Million Swiss Francs at Christie’s Auction


Michael Schumacher’s Luxury Watches Fetch 4 Million Swiss Francs at Christie’s Auction


A collection of luxury watches owned by Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher were auctioned for a staggering 4 million Swiss francs ($4.41 million) at Christie’s auction house in Geneva.


The auction showcased eight high-end timepieces from brands like Rolex, F.P. Journe, and Audemars Piguet. These watches, belonging to Schumacher, have been out of public view since his severe skiing accident in 2013.


A highlight of the auction was a custom-made F.P. Journe watch, a Christmas gift from Ferrari team principal Jean Todt to Schumacher. This watch fetched 1.5 million Swiss francs, just shy of its 2 million francs estimate.


Another standout piece was a customized Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet, which sold for 415,800 Swiss francs, surpassing its estimated value of 150,000 to 250,000 francs.


Remi Guillemin, Christie’s Head of Watches in Europe, shared the enthusiasm of the collectors, “Collectors were thrilled to discover these historical timepieces.”


The Schumacher-related lots are part of a larger collection owned by the family. The auction, initially scheduled for Monday, was postponed due to a cyber attack on Christie’s.


This auction not only underscored the value of these timepieces but also the enduring legacy of Michael Schumacher in Formula 1 and beyond.

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