One of the intriguing things about Richard Mille’s association with top athletes is that, as is famously true for Rafael Nadal, part of the deal is that the watches are worn throughout the actual athletic events, which issues them to rare tests of their durability. This is all the more striking thinking about the average cost of a Why Richard Mille Watches Are So Expensive Replica watch, and that tradition continues with these two new watches. The general styling is bright and brash, but that is the point for a lot of their new watches, also you can’t deny that the specifications are impressive – 32g for a self-winding watch is remarkable. The Richard Mille RM 67-02 Sprint and High Jump are priced in the united kingdom at #116,000 with taxes.One of those interesting things about Richard Mille’s association with leading athletes is that, as is famously the case with Rafael Nadal, part of the bargain is that the watches are worn throughout the genuine athletic events, which subjects them into rare tests of the durability. That is even more striking thinking about the average price of a Richard Mille watch, and that tradition continues with these two brand new watches. The overall styling is bright and brash, but that’s the point for so many of the brand’s watches, also you can’t deny that the specifications are impressive – 32g for a self-winding watch is remarkable. You can expect to find these watches around the wrists of Mutaz Essa Barshim and Wayde van Niekerk at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics, which will take place in London from August 5 to August 13.
Richard Mille has unveiled two limited editions to mark a decade of its partnership with Brazilian Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa, who was the first ever brand ambassador for Richard Mille.
Felipe Massa, who now drives for Williams, was Richard Mille‘s first brand ambassador, becoming the prototype for the partnerships with sports personalities that have come to define Richard Mille. The importance of the relationship is underscored by the fact that several key Richard Mille timepieces have been named after Massa, including the RM 009 Alusic and the RM 011. The Richard Mille Felipe Massa 10th Anniversary collection comprises two watches, the RM 056 tourbillon-chronograph in a clear sapphire case, and the RM 011 NTPT Carbon chronograph. Both feature Massa’s signature on the sapphire case back, as well as his emblem on the dial at one o’clock. The RM 056 combines the most complicated movement used by Richard Mille (it is made by Audemars Piguet subsidiary) Renaud & Papi, as well as the most expensive case material in any watch.
Featuring both a tourbillon and rattrapante chronograph, the RMCC1 movement is also equipped with a power reserve and torque indicator, as well as a crown function selection (so the crown doesn’t need to be pulled out to be used). The latter two features are signature complications from Renaud & Papi.
Being very hard but brittle, sapphire needs to be worked slowly but surely. Made by sapphire specialist Stettler, the sapphire case takes some 1000 hours of work to complete. That explains part of the price, which has not been revealed but will be in the region of US$1.7 million. It’s a limited edition of 10 pieces. Slightly more affordable with a ballpark price of US$160,000, the RM 011 NTPT Carbon chronograph has a case made of a carbon composite produced by North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), a Swiss composite specialist that makes components for race cars and airplanes. It’s made of layers of carbon fibre, giving it an unusual woodgrain appearance.
Mechanically it is standard RM 011, with a Vaucher automatic movement topped by a Dubois-Depraz module that gives it a chronograph and annual calendar functions. This is a limited edition of 100 pieces.