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Exclusive Watches from Michael Schumacher's Collection to Go on Display at Christie's New York

As Formula 1 enthusiasts gear up for the Miami Grand Prix weekend, an extraordinary opportunity awaits them at Christie's New York. The renowned auction house is set to showcase eight exquisite timepieces from the personal collection of racing legend Michael Schumacher. From May 3rd to May 5th, the public will have the chance to marvel at these iconic watches before they go under the hammer.

The Rolex stainless steel Paul Newman Daytona watch received its moniker from the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, as revealed by Remi Guillemin, the head of Watches at auction house Christie's. (Image by Christie's Images LTD. 2024)

The excitement doesn't end there. Christie's Auction House has announced that these exceptional timepieces will be up for auction on May 13th in Geneva, Switzerland. Coincidentally, this auction falls just five days before the Italian Grand Prix, a poignant moment as it marks the 30th anniversary of Schumacher's inaugural Formula 1 Drivers Championship win in 1994, a feat achieved with Ferrari.

Among the highlights of the collection are personalized watches crafted for Schumacher by esteemed brands such as Audemars Piguet, F.P. Journe, and Rolex. One standout piece is the Rolex Daytona - Paul Newman edition, adding a touch of timeless elegance to the collection.

According to Christie's, Jean Todt, Schumacher's mentor and former Ferrari CEO, gifted him a white gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak during Christmas 2003. Photo by Christie's

Each watch holds a special significance, symbolizing pivotal moments in Schumacher's illustrious career. Notably, the Platinum Vagabondage 1 by F.P. Journe stands out as a remarkable tribute. Commissioned as a personalized gift by Jean Todt, the former president of Ferrari, this platinum masterpiece is estimated to fetch between $1,200,000 and $2,200,000. Adorned with symbols representing Schumacher's seven World Championship victories, his iconic racing helmet, and the revered Ferrari emblem, this watch is more than a timepiece—it's a cherished memento of a racing icon.

Schumacher's platinum F.P. Journe Vagabondage 1 showcases a vibrant red dial and embodies elements commemorating his seven F1 Driver's World Championships. Photo by Chritie's

For enthusiasts of both F.P. Journe and Formula 1, the opportunity to own a piece directly linked to Schumacher's legacy is unparalleled. With its unique personalization and impeccable provenance, the Platinum Vagabondage 1 embodies the spirit of excellence that defined Schumacher's remarkable career.

As the countdown to the auction begins, anticipation is running high among collectors and fans eager to own a piece of Formula 1 history. Christie's New York promises an unforgettable experience for all who visit, offering a glimpse into the extraordinary life and achievements of Michael Schumacher through his cherished timepieces.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Christie's


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