12:13 PM PT — TMZ Sports has confirmed Leclerc’s watch was stolen while out in Viareggio … and an investigation is underway.
Formula 1 superstar Charles Leclerc reportedly had his $320,000 Richard Mille watch snatched right from his wrist during a photo op with fans in Italy … but thankfully, the driver was allegedly unharmed.
Leclerc — who’s off to an incredible 2022 for Ferrari and sitting atop the driver standings — was with his friends and trainer, Andrea Ferrari, in Viareggio on Monday when the incident happened, according to the report.
Motorsport.com says the 24-year-old was walking around Via Salvatori at 10 PM when he was recognized by fans, who asked for a pic.
After posing for a shot with the group, Leclerc realized his watch was taken … and reported it to police.
Andrea went to social media shortly after the alleged theft to complain about the area being poorly lit … calling for the street lamps to get fixed.
Of course, Leclerc has had a partnership with RM for years … and even has his own signature watch. On top of that, Richard Mille became an official sponsor for Leclerc’s Ferrari team … so it won’t be too hard to get a replacement.
Leclerc is in Italy for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix … which is set to go down on Sunday.
Scary situation … but the guy was back to meeting with fans just hours later — posing for pics, although it’s unclear if he was wearing any extra jewelry.
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We’ve reached out to Ferrari for comment … so far, no word back.
Originally Published — 9:49 AM PT
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