The RM 67-02 is ever lighter and more powerful, and is now joined by three new models dedicated to some outstanding athletes. We take a closer look!
What do the tennis player Alexander Zverev, the skier Alexis Pinturault and the Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso have in common? Apart from the fact that they are all famous sportsmen, they now have a Richard Mille watch associated with their name. To understand why, we need to take a flash-back to 2015, when the brand unveiled an elegant-looking model, the RM 67-01. The timepiece made no claims to rival the stars of the extra-flat, but its light and robust case made of Quartz TPT® and just 7.8mm thick was the forerunner of a more radical development. Two years later, a sports version was launched, the RM 67-02. The strong point of these watches: a new self-winding calibre with finely tuned skeletonised design, the CRMA7, combined with a high-tech case made of Carbone TPT® and Quartz TPT®. Last but not least, by keeping to the essential with only the hours and minutes on display, the model weighs just 32 grams, including the strap!
With the launch of this watch, Richard Mille wanted to produce a timepiece to resist all the extreme situations encountered in competitive sports. The working environments of top-level sportsmen were used as a testing ground for the watches.
The brand also made a brand-new strap, specially developed to provide an ultra-comfortable user experience. It is made in a single piece, and stands out through added suppleness, meaning it can be perfectly adjusted to its owner’s morphology, like a second skin.
Price: 120,000 EUR richardmille.com
By Dan Diaconu
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