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Michael Schumacher’s Rare Watches Collection Is Up for Auction

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Michael Schumacher’s Rare Watches Collection Is Up for Auction

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Christie’s Auction House is set to present 8 remarkable watches from Michael Schumacher’s collection in an auction scheduled for May 13th in Geneva, Switzerland.

This event coincides with the Italian Grand Prix and Ferrari’s home race in Emilia-Romagna, as well as marking the 30th anniversary of Schumacher’s initial Formula 1 Drivers Championship victory in 1994. The total valuation for these 8 watches is approximately $4 million.

Michael Schumacher pictured with the Rolex "Paul Newman" Daytona

Each watch in Schumacher’s collection signifies a significant milestone in his exceptional career. For instance, the F.P. Journe Michael Schumacher Platinum Vagabondage 1, valued between $1,200,000 and $2,200,000, was commissioned as a personalized gift from Jean Todt.

This platinum timepiece not only reflects the close relationship between François-Paul Journe and Todt but also pays homage to Schumacher’s 7 World Championship victories, featuring symbols like his racing helmet and the Ferrari emblem on its striking red dial. Given as a Christmas gift in 2004, it holds historical significance as one of the earliest models of its kind, making it highly coveted among F.P. Journe and Formula 1 enthusiasts.

Michael Schumacher’s unique platinum F.P. Journe Vagabondage 1

Another notable piece is the personalized Audemars Piguet watch, valued at $170,000 to $280,000, featuring the Ferrari prancing horse emblem and references to Schumacher’s six World Championship victories up to 2003. The watch, commissioned by Todt in 2003, includes engravings commemorating Schumacher’s achievements.

In addition, Michael Schumacher’s six (by 2003) Formula 1 World Championship years are engraved and recorded on the back of the case:

  • 1994 – Schumacher’s first World Championship title driving forBenetton
  • 1995 – Second consecutive Driver’s Championship driving forBenetton
  • 2000 – Third World Championship title and the first driving forFerrari
  • 2001 – Second consecutive Driver’s Championship driving for Ferrari
  • 2002 – Third consecutive title driving for Ferrari
  • 2003 – Fourth consecutive title driving for Ferrari

Michael Schumacher’s unique Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ref. 25960BC

Finally, the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman, estimated at $230,000 to $440,000, is a rare and sought-after model representing both Rolex’s iconic vintage steel chronograph and Schumacher’s legacy as a Formula 1 legend. This watch not only offers a chance to own a highly desired Daytona reference but also boasts direct provenance to one of the greatest champions in motorsport history.

Michael Schumacher’s Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” Ref. 6262

Here are the following F.P. Journe watches that are part of the set of five Ruthenium models, each numbered 92/99 from the racing champion’s personal collection:

Michael Schumacher’s F.P. Journe Ruthenium Collection Octa Jour/Nuit – No. 92/99

Michael Schumacher’s F.P. Journe Ruthenium Collection Octa Calendrier – No. 92/99

Michael Schumacher’s F.P. Journe Ruthenium Collection Octa Chronographe – No. 92/99

Michael Schumacher’s F.P. Journe Ruthenium Collection Chronomètre à Résonance – No. 92/99

Michael Schumacher’s F.P. Journe Ruthenium Collection Tourbillon Souverain – No. 92/99