mobile app bar

Charles Leclerc Boasts His $525,000 Watch on Podium After Fulfilling His Childhood Dream

Vidit Dhawan

Charles Leclerc Boasts His $525,000 Watch on Podium After Fulfilling His Childhood Dream

The Monaco Grand Prix is one race weekend where celebrities from all works of life usually attend. In the presence of such celebrities, even the F1 drivers tend to show off their best looks. Home favorite Charles Leclerc did the same this past weekend as he wore a $525,000 watch to the podium.

As revealed by Insane Luxury Life’s Instagram handle, the Monegasque driver wore a RM 72-01 Chronograph from Richard Mille. Leclerc owns this timepiece thanks to Ferrari’s collaboration with the Swiss watchmaker.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by INSANE LUXURY (@insaneluxurylife)

This is not the only watch Leclerc owns from Richard Mille. Two years ago, the watchmakers collaborated with Ferrari to produce the RM UP-01 Ferrari, a limited-edition timepiece. This watch costs a whopping $1.88 million and Richard Mille only produced 150 of them.

As for Leclerc’s latest watch from Richard Mille, it is unique as it offers water resistance up to 30 meters (100 feet). While Leclerc is wearing the white ceramic-colored watch to the Monaco GP podium, this timepiece is also available in rose gold.

And when it comes to Richard Mille, Leclerc has an interesting experience with them as one of his watches from this brand was also stolen.

Charles Leclerc’s $330,000 timepiece was once stolen

Ahead of the 2022 Italian Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc’s Richard Mille RM67-02 was stolen by thieves. This timepiece of his cost $330,000.

After losing possession of his watch to the thieves, who escaped on their motorcycle, Leclerc chased them in his Ferrari. He was successful in his pursuit as he helped the police arrest the thieves. Following their arrest, Leclerc finally received justice a year and a half later as the criminals received jail time.

Two thieves, who were directly involved in stealing Leclerc’s timepiece, received jail time of 10 years. Meanwhile, a third thief, a woman, who stopped Leclerc by giving the excuse of wanting a selfie, received jail time of over six years. And then there was a fourth thief, who is still awaiting a verdict after choosing the ordinary procedure.

Post Edited By:Aishwary Gaonkar

About the author

Vidit Dhawan

Vidit Dhawan


Vidit Dhawan is the F1 writer and Editor at The SportsRush. He fell in love with the sport at first sight when F1 visited India in 2011. The noise and the racing action from lights out and away we go to the chequered flag are what keeps him at the edge of his seat at all times. Vidit has been a lifelong Fernando Alonso fan and sees Charles Leclerc as the future of the sport. Other than F1, he also follows football and tennis closely.

Read more from Vidit Dhawan

Share this article