A A similar Richard Mille RM 67-02 Charles Leclerc watch was sold last year for 2.1 million Swiss francs ($2.20 million), according to italianwatchspotter.com.
Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille is a sponsor of Ferrari and Leclerc wore his watch, which bears his initials, on the podium.
An investigative source said Leclerc was in Viareggio with coach Andrea Ferrari, who comes from the city, driving a black Ferrari 488.
The theft took place when the Formula 1 driver was approached by two people wearing scooter helmets who demanded a selfie after dropping the coach off at his home.
The source said Leclerc attempted to give chase in his car but was unable to follow the scooter.
McLaren’s Lando Norris, who had a £40,000 Richard Mille watch stolen from Wembley Stadium last year in the Euro 2020 soccer final between England and Italy, sympathized with Leclerc by SMS.
“I messaged her as soon as I saw the news,” he said. “When I go to events now, I organize them better, in the safest way possible,” said the Briton, whose watch has not yet been recovered. “Sometimes you forget these things that can happen.
“You can’t do much because you still want to lead a normal life and be able to walk the streets.”