Double Disappointment For Carlos Sainz As His Richard Mille Is Stolen After Monza GP 3rd Place

by Matt Clymo

In another high profile robbery, Ferrari F1 driver Carlos Sainz has his RM67-02 stolen in a brazen robbery outside of the Armani Hotel in Milan, just hours after his 3rd place finish at Monza.

According to reports from various new sources, Carlos Sainz was outside of the Armani Hotel in Milan around 8:30pm on Sunday night (Italian time) when thieves reportedly robbed the Spanish F1 star and made off with his Richard Mille RM67-02 Extra Flat. Whilst some reports have said it’s value is up to almost AUD $1M, the RM67-02 retails for approximately AUD$300,000, a little more on the secondary market.

Carlos Sainz with his RM67-02 on for his birthday a few days ago. Image Carlos Sainz Instagram

The RM67-02 is the watch of choice for many sports stars, due to it’s lightweight and robust construction. It weighs a mere 32 grams, thanks to the combination of TPT® composite materials, grade 5 titanium and the elastic wristband is the lightest strap ever created by the brand.

Thankfully, Carlos and a group of onlookers were able to chase down the thieves and recover the watch, ending in two suspects being arrested. All this whilst Carlos was still in his race gear, and thankfully he is not just fast on the track!

Sainz took to X (formally twitter) after the incident and wrote the following statement:

“As many of you already know, yesterday we experienced an unfortunate incident in Milano. The most important thing is that we are all OK and this will only remain as an unpleasant anecdote. Many thanks to all the people who helped us yesterday, to the Milan police for their quick intervention and thanks for all your messages.”

Carlos Sainz in the third F1 driver to have been targeted and attacked for his expensive Richard Mille. Last year, Lando Norris was robbed of his RM post the Euro finals between England and Italy, which reports suggest he never got back. This comes after Ferrari teammate Charles LeClerc had his Richard Mille stolen last year in Tuscany when a quick fingered thief lifted the F1 star’s watch off his wrist after being mobbed by fans.

Carlos Sainz and the new rm67-02 Italy Version. Image courtesy of Superwatchman

Richard Mille RM67-02


  • Case: 38mm, 47.5mm lug to lug and 7.8mm thick
  • Case Material: Quartz TPT® and Carbon TPT®
  • Dial: satin-finished titanium only four tenths of a millimetre thick. Treated with a black DLC coating
  • Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
  • Water Resistance: 30M / 3ATM
  • Movement: CALIBRE CRMA7 Skeletonised automatic-winding movement with hours and minutes. Pivoting on 25 jewels and beating at 28,800 vph
  • Power Reserve: 50 hours
  • Strap: Non slip elastic strap

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Australian Recommended Retail Price: POA

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