2002’s Monaco Grand Prix was one of the career highlights for British Formula 1 driver David Coulthard as he beat rivals Michael Schumacher and his brother Ralph to the top step of the podium.
A watch linked to that famous win is up for auction this month at Fellows, and not just any watch. It is a rare limited edition stainless steel Carrera ‘Jack Heuer’ wristwatch; number 31 of just 350 ever made.
David Coulthard did not own the watch, but he did sign its paperwork, perhaps because TAG Heuer was the official timekeeper for the driver’s team, McLaran.
Fellows says the watch was bought by a fan two days after the Monaco Grand Prix on May 28, 2002, from the nearby airport of Nice, where Mr Coulthard is said to have signed his autograph on the paperwork.
“It’s great having watches with a fascinating history behind them go under the hammer such as this amazing TAG Heuer. There aren’t many of these watches about and the fact this one had its paperwork signed by David Coulthard makes it even more special.
“I expect lots of bids and registrations on our watches auction which can be bid on now and I’m sure all fans of fascinating watches and motorsport will have a keen interest in this lot,” says Steven Yambo, senior watch specialist at Fellows Auctioneers.