F1 driver Lando Norris robbed of £40k Richard Mille outside WembleyTime+Tide
In the aftermath of Sunday’s Euro 2020 soccer final in London, Wembley descended into chaos. Even before the home crowd had watched England lose on penalties to Italy, some 2500 ticketless fans had invaded the stadium. After the game, things got ugly outside the ground as fights broke out and bottles were thrown. Amid the carnage, Formula 1 driver Lando Norris was mugged as he returned to his £165,000 McLaren GT supercar. The 21-year-old driver was ambushed and robbed of his prototype Richard Mille watch, that The Sun is reporting to be worth £40,000.
There’s still no confirmation as to the specific model of the stolen watch. Norris, who drives for McLaren, is most regularly spotted wearing a 50mm Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph with a carbon TPT case, interlaced with Orange Quartz TPT and a black skeletonized dial.
It’s a difficult watch to miss given its lurid shade of violent mandarin. Limited to 500 pieces and originally only available to McLaren owners, the the RM 11-03 retail for $191,500 USD in 2018, but now commands prices well over $300,000 USD.
McLaren Racing has issued a statement confirming the robbery.
Richard Mille are one of the most one of the most prolific F1 watch sponsors, having now sponsored 40% of the current F1 teams over the years. They signed a 10-year agreement with McLaren in 2017, with Norris and Daniel Ricciardo both sporting their watches.
At the same time, Richard Mille also announced this year that they’re partnering with Scuderia Ferrari on a multi-year deal, to both bear the watchmaker’s name on the SF21 racecar, and further develop wristwatch technology.
We’ll bring you more news on Norris’ stolen watch as the case develops.