Michael Schumacher’s iconic timepieces auctioned for millions, captivating collectors worldwide

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In a spectacular event at Christie’s in Geneva, the cherished timepieces of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher fetched an astonishing 4 million Swiss francs ($4.41 million). The auction, held on a vibrant Tuesday, captivated collectors and fans alike, uniting them in admiration of these horological treasures.

The collection, consisting of eight exquisite watches, showcased the craftsmanship of renowned brands like Rolex, F.P. Journe, and Audemars Piguet. These were no ordinary watches; each piece carried with it a fragment of Schumacher’s illustrious career and personal history. Among them, a custom-made F.P. Journe watch, bearing a heartfelt engraved message from Ferrari team principal Jean Todt, emerged as the star of the show. This extraordinary timepiece, gifted to Schumacher as a Christmas present, achieved a remarkable 1.5 million Swiss francs, inching close to its 2 million francs estimate.

Another highlight was a Royal Oak by Audemars Piguet, a bespoke creation that surpassed its expected value, selling for 415,800 Swiss francs, well above its 150,000 to 250,000 francs estimate. The spirited bidding and final prices reflected the deep admiration and respect collectors have for the racing icon.

Since his tragic skiing accident in 2013, Schumacher has remained out of the public eye. Yet, through these watches, his remarkable journey and indomitable spirit continue to inspire and captivate. The lots auctioned were part of a larger collection lovingly curated by the Schumacher family, offering a glimpse into the personal life of a man who conquered the world of Formula 1.

As the gavel fell on each lot, the air buzzed with excitement and reverence. It was more than an auction; it was a celebration of a legend, whose timepieces now adorn the wrists of those who hold his legacy close to their hearts.

(Source: Associated Press | WatchPro)

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