Lando Norris, a British-Belgian racing driver, had a rather bitter ending to the Eurocup finals. He attended the final game at Wembley, in London, as England played against Italy for the title. As if it wasn’t enough that England didn’t “bring it home”, it turns out someone else brought home Norris’ Richard Mille.
As we now know, Italy decided that the trophy was coming home to Rome. As the game ended, Norris left the stadium and was mugged on his way back to the (VIP) parking. The good news is that Norris is doing fine, and it appears that he has suffered no injuries. His team McLaren further added: “Thankfully, Lando was unharmed but he is understandably shaken… As this is now a police matter we cannot comment further”. Shaken, not stirred.
Reports in the media seem to indicate the value of the stolen watch sits around GBP 40,000. This is not quite consistent with the (much higher) value of the watch that is supposed to have been stolen. This particular RM 11-03 was released in 2018 and carried a price tag of $191,500 plus tax. Limited to 500 pieces worldwide, it features a skeletonizedSkeletonizing A decorative technique that involves removing some of the material from the movement parts to create a see-through effect, often used on the plates and bridges. [Learn More], automatic winding movement with variable-geometry rotor offering hours, minutes, seconds, flybackFlyback A flyback function on a chronograph watch, allows the user to reset the chronograph back to zero and start timing again with a single button press (no need to first stop the watch). [Learn More] chronographChronograph A chronograph complication is a feature in a watch that allows the wearer to measure elapsed time in addition to telling the time. It works by having a separate set of gears and levers, called the chronograph mechanism, which is activated by pressing a button or a pusher. The chronograph mechanism starts and stops the chronograph's second hand, which is usually located on the watch's dial, separate from the regular watch hands. The elapsed time is usually displayed on a sub-dial or a register on the watch's dial. [Learn More], 60-minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 12-hour totaliser, oversize date and month indicator.
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