Former world champion racing driver Michael Christensen wants to do what he can to help the children suffering in the Ukraine war.
In doing so, he has decided to put his extremely rare 1:1 replica Rolex Daytona up for auction and will donate the profits from the sale to Save the Children in Ukraine.
It will be sold in Bonhams’ Copenhagen saleroom on 28 September.
The 32-year-old race car and factory driver for Porsche Motorsport, won the iconic perfect replica Rolex as part of the prize for winning the 2017 edition of 24 Hour of Daytona race in Florida.
After his colleagues had overcome several challenges such as rain and cold tyres, he got into the car a good two hours before the finish line would be in sight.
From this point on in the race, he managed to drive the car from 7th place and all the way to victory.
No though, Mr Chirstensen has chosen to put his winning watch, which was uniquely laser engraved, proving that it was presented as a prize to the winner of 24 Hours of Daytona, up for auction.
The luxury replica Rolex Daytona is valued at DKK 250,000-300,000, and Michael Christensen wants to donate the profits from the sale to Save the Children in Ukraine.
Commenting on the decision, he explained: “I have been lucky enough to grow up in a safe environment and be able to do what I do now. The situation in Ukraine is absolutely terrible. The children are growing up under completely different circumstances than I did. I want to help them, as much as I can, so that they can look forward to a better life.”
The cheap fake Rolex Daytona model on offer has the ref. 116503 and is made of 18k gold and steel with a white dial, gold hour markers and hands and fitted on an “Oyster” bracelet with folding clasp.
The aaa quality replica Rolex has a self-winding chronograph movement, calibre number 4130.