At the SIHH 2017 in Geneva, together with Baselworld the world’s most prestigious watch tradeshow, Richard Mille presented the RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1. It weighs merely 38 grams, strap included, making it the world’s lightest split-seconds tourbillon chronograph. This achievement is due to the use of highly technical materials: not only do titanium and TPT Carbon make for an extremely open design, but an entirely new material has been introduced for the case, namely Graph TPT.
In 1966, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team made its grand prix debut at the Monaco Grand Prix. For Richard Mille, who was attending his first Grand Prix with his father, this race was a first contact with McLaren. Richard Mille has always had tremendous admiration for this pillar of motorsports, and its founder. Indeed, he has long drawn on technical solutions developed by engineers at McLaren and adapted them for his watches. Naturally, their shared dedication to technic and design has led the brand and team to pursue joint developments.
RICHARD MILLE RM 50-03 MCLAREN F1
Produced in collaboration with the famed Formula One constructor, the new Richard Mille calibre is a technical masterpiece offering off-the-chart mechanical performance, a first expression of the 10 year collaboration between the two teams.
The hollow pushers of the chronograph are recalling the air vents of the Formula One, while the shape of the crown takes its cue from the wheel rims designed by McLaren.
Limited edition of 75 pieces in Graph TPT
Manual winding tourbillon movement
Power reserve: circa 70 hours (+ 10%)
Price: 1,058,500 Swiss francs
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