If ever talent was obvious at an early age it was with Charles Leclerc, destined to be a F1 pilot practically from birth. Discipline, determination and sheer verve are at the steering wheel on his accelerated career.
'Since his early days in karting, I have closely followed Charles’ progress. Noted for his times, and his speedy qualifiers, the driver attracted my attention and enthusiasm, immediately convincing the brand to support his budding talent.'
Charles began his karting career in 2005. He won the French PACA Championship not only the same year but subsequently in 2006 and 2008. In 2009, he became French Cadet champion before moving up to the KF3 class in 2010, where he won the Junior Monaco Kart Cup and joined Nicolas Todt’s All Road Management company.
Winner of the GP3 Series Championship in 2016 and the Formula 2 Championship in 2017, he made his Formula 1 debut the following year at the Australian Grand Prix with the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. This was only his first season in F1, which didn’t stop him from finishing in the points.
‘I am blown away by these performances. Charles demonstrates both tremendous daring and great skill. He has all the qualities necessary to be one of the great drivers of his generation.’
Nicolas Todt, Charles' manager
The brand has continued to support Charles for over a decade. Wearing an RM 67-02 prototype, this automatic watch, thin, lightweight, coloured, elegant and athletic can be adapted to various sporting challenges. On Charles‘ wrist, it has helped the brand to test new technical solutions for its future models.