Last weekend, Miami was the entertainment hotspot in the United States. Formula One hit the Floridian tarmac for the first time since 1959, and a celebrity golf game sponsored by IWC featured the new TOP GUN line of timepieces. On the wrists of two legendary sporting champions, 7-time Formula One World Champion Sir Lewis Hamilton and 7-time American Football Champion and avid watch collector Tom Brady, the IWC TOP GUN series spent time in great company.
The IWC watches worn by Lewis and Tom will be sold at Bonhams auctions along with some of their personal items:
SIR LEWIS HAMILTON, estimate $50,000 – 100,000
2021 Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Edition "Mojave Desert", Reference: IW503004, worn by seven-time Formula One™ World Champion Lewis Hamilton, together with a signed pair of Lewis' Puma Speedcat racing shoes from the 2022 Bahrain and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
TOM BRADY, estimate $25,000 – 50,000
2021 Big Pilot's Watch TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert”, Reference: IW506003, worn by American Football World Champion Tom Brady, together with a set of his personal golf clubs presented in a golf bag signed by the quarterback himself.
Enthusiasts and collectors also can bid on IWC watches worn by former American Football running back Marcus Allen and former guard for the Miami Hurricanes, Brandon Okpablobi. Their lots include:
MARCUS ALLEN, estimate $15,000 – 50,000
2022 Pilot's Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Lake Tahoe", Reference: IW389105, worn by retired American footballer Marcus Allen, offered with a signed American football.
BRANDON OKPABLOBI, estimate $15,000 – 50,000
2022 Pilot's Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Lake Tahoe," Reference: IW389105, worn by Brandon Okpablobi, CEO of Dibia DREAM, together with a miniature car created by children benefitting from the Dibia DREAM program.
All proceeds allow Laureus Sport for Good to expand its impact on the youth in communities in Miami, Florida. The primary beneficiary will be Dibia DREAM, which sparks social change through STEM and recreational education for underserved youth in Miami.