Richard Mille is bringing out a limited edition of 50 pieces exclusive to the United Arab Emirates, as a tribute to the watchmaker’s collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit. For almost seven years now Richard Mille has been a partner and official timekeeper of the Formula 1 Yas Marina Circuit.
It would not be a novel Richard Mille sports watch with no tourbillon, which the RM 70-10 is not missing. The manually-wound 3Hz tourbillon-escapement caliber RM07-01 movement has 70 hours of power book and indicates just the moment. The majority of the movement architecture is produced out of titanium, and its allure is very much in the design. Again, this watch is supposed to function as esteemed super high-end lifestyle sports watch maker’s first foray into the world of biking (which, mind you, is just modestly exploited by the luxury watch industry today), so it needed to be as on-theme as possible.Richard Mile really took inspiration from bicycle pedals for the design of the movement — which you can sort of see. The movement offers only the moment, but also has a discreet power reserve indicator near the tourbillon. The “Mechanical Odometer” is technically its own system and can step up to 99,999 Km (or anything else you’d like the numbers to signify).On the wrist, the Richard Mile RM 70-01 Alain Prost isn’t something I have yet seen, but the curved instance appears compelling. It’s generated by Carbon TPT, which offers that cool Damascus steel-style natural layered appearance. That is because, such as layered steel, this instance is machined pieces of carbon dioxide. This is not the initial asymmetric Richard Mille watch (I believe one of the Yohan Blake versions was), however, the RM 70-01 is certainly the first that’ll capture most people’s attention.
The RM 055 Yas Marina Circuit gives pride of place to the race track’s unique colours, which have become emblematic since the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix took place in 2009. A highly distinctive turquoise blue, called “Yas Blue”, coats the rubber of the crown and the railway track framing the dial, which offers a spellbinding view of the movement. The YMC logo is engraved on the sapphire case back.
The YMC logo is engraved on the sapphire case back. © Richard Mille
Its automatic movement, the calibre RMUL2, was designed to cope with acceleration of more than 500 G, and is skeletonised to the extreme, the open architecture showcasing the PVD and Titalyt® treated mainplate and bridges. The treatment guarantees optimum rigidity as well as providing ultra-smooth and flat surfaces, which are key to optimum functioning of the gear train. A variable inertia balance wheel ensures reliability under impact, and during assembly and dismantling, thus increasing the watch’s precision over the long term. The double-barrelled mechanism helps to optimise long-term torque stability and performance. Because stored energy is dispersed, pressure and friction on the gears, bearings and pivots is reduced, thus improving performance.
RM 055 Yas Marina Circuit © Richard Mille
The distinctive construction of the RM 055 case meets the demanding requirements of sportsmen and racing drivers. The exclusive TPT® carbon used in the case is a signature of the Richard Mille collection. Its more than 600 layers of carbon fibres make it particularly rigid and resistant to impacts.
This marvel of engineering and sports styling is available only from the Richard Mille Watches Replica Uk Replica boutiques in the Dubai Mall and Galleria Mall in Abu Dhabi.