A Michael Schumacher bracelet by MONGRIP
Bonhams Cars Auction, THE ABU DHABI AUCTION, November 2023
A Michael Schumacher 1996 Monza Grand Prix MZ96 ‘Legend’ limited edition bracelet by MONGRIP™ under license from the Keep Fighting Foundation, limited edition number MZ96_001 of 91 (to represent the number of Michael Schumacher’s race victories), constructed using MONGRIP’s patented technique from part of the left rear Goodyear Eagle F1 slick tyre fitted to Schumacher’s Ferrari F310, used for his first Ferrari home victory, with hand-made clasp finely constructed from 20.91 grams of 950 Platinum and seven diamonds to represent Schumacher’s seven World Driver’s Championships (total 0.27ct), complete in presentation case with MONGRIP™ certificate, NFT certificate and outer case. The current size (circumference) of the bracelet is 210mm – 8.26 inches. Bracelet No. 1 can be customized by MONGRIP™ to the winner’s specifications after the auction and before shipping if desired.
Sold for £25,600 inc. premium
In 1973, at the age of just four years old, Michael Schumacher sat in a kart for the first time on the circuit in the city of Kerpen, Germany. Fifty years later, the Monegasque brand MONGRIP™, in collaboration with the KEEP FIGHTING FOUNDATION, a charitable institution established by the Schumacher family, pays tribute to the seven-time Formula 1 world champion and this special anniversary.
KEEP FIGHTING FOUNDATION was entrusted with the task of selecting a piece of MONGRIP™ memorabilia to create the prestigious new Limited Edition of the Legend collection: the choice fell upon a tyre used during Michael Schumacher’s historic victory at the 1996 Monza Grand Prix.
F1 legend Michael Schumacher will go down in history as one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.
Since the Formula One World Drivers’ Championship began in 1950 the title has been won by 32 different drivers, 15 of whom won more than one championship. Of the multiple champions the most prolific was Juan Manuel Fangio, whose record of five titles stood for five decades until it was eclipsed by the most successful driver in the sport’s history. Seven times a champion, Michael Schumacher also holds nearly every scoring record in the book by a considerable margin. Though his ethics were sometimes questioned, as was his decision to make a comeback after retiring, his sheer dominance when in his prime is beyond doubt…