RM 11-03 LE MANS CLASSIC
SYNCHRONISED TO LE MANS
Fans of classic automobiles head for Le Mans to celebrate their love of racing. For Richard Mille, the encounter takes concrete shape with a limited edition that is both technical and aesthetic.
For the ninth Le Mans Classic, Richard Mille, the event’s official timekeeper and a major partner since 2002, has released the RM 11-03 LMC. Following on from the RM 11-02 LMC, released in time for the last race two years ago, it stands out mainly through the layout of the watch case. The 2016 version was made of titanium, while this year’s model has a very robust, white ATZ ceramic and TPT carbon case. From an aesthetic point of view, both models are very similar. But some differences can be noted, such as the redesigned monopushers, crown and bezel. The omnipresent white is set off by touches of British racing green to create an atmosphere close to the race’s vintage motor-car spirit.
For the mechanism, the skeletonised calibre RMAC3 is back, providing the watch with 55 hours of autonomy thanks to two parallel barrels. The self-winding movement can be found in the various models made by Richard Mille. The movement includes a chronograph equipped with a flyback feature, making it easy to measure split times. The cutting-edge mechanism also drives the extra-large date and the display of the month in a discreet counter between 4 and 5 o’clock. The watch owner also has access to a 60-minute countdown displayed in a counter at 9 o’clock.
This edition is limited to 150 pieces and is worn with an alabaster rubber strap to perfectly match the colours on the case.
Price on request richardmille.com
By Dan Diaconu
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