Omega is not the only brand which produces the WINTER OLYMPIC WATCH series. Recently, we have also Swiss watchmaker RICHARD MILLE who modify their Felipe Massa timepiece to celebrate the VANCOUVER 2010 this February. Along with the lighting of the Olympic torch in BC Place Stadium, the new RM 011 “Americas Four” will make its debut. There will only be 30 pieces available at retailers in North and South America.
Akin to its original shape of Felipe Massa Special Edition Watch, the new model of RM 011 watch also features the brushed black DLC case in Richard Mille’s signature oversized tonneau shape – measuring 50 mm x 40 mm x 16.5 mm – and flyback chronograph complications that are essential to athletes and sports fans alike. This specil edition RM 011 exemplifies the historic synergy between timekeeping and sports in a precision performance.
The watch’s elements include:
- skeletonized automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry for fine-tuning of the winding mass oscillation
- 60-minute countdown timer
- 12-hour totalizer
- Annual calendar with automatic adjustment for months of 30 or 31
- Semi-instantaneous and oversized date display which is positioned in a horizontal aperture under 12 o’clock.
- Semi-instantaneous and oversized month display in Arabic numerals, placed between 4 & 5 o’clock
- 55 hour power reserve
- Double barrel system
- Bottom plate, brides and balance cock made of titanium
- Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges and case
- Grade 5 titanium crown with double seal o ring and collar in Alcryn.
Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, 12 - 28 February 2010
Sumi - Quatchi - Miga, the mascot of Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010
The new RM 011 DLC Titanium Americas WHITE limited edition makes connection to the Winter Olympics 2010 by the sprinkling of white details around the dial, crown, hands, and numerals; they epitomize the snow that blankets the slopes of Whistler, British Columbia, as the Olympic begin. Black titanium DLC coating on the center titanium case lends a ‘night’ effect to the watch – the same effect applied on F1 Night Race Watch.
With rubber strap and sapphire crystals on the both sides, this exclusive timepiece is worth US $90,000.
About Richard Mille
Swiss watch brand Richard Mille was founded by Richard Mille in 1999 with factory located in Breuleux, Switzerland. Using state-of-the art materials as well as advanced technology, the Richard Mille watches are sometimes called “the F1 Watch”. Its most famous model is the Tourbillon RM008 (vortex split-seconds chronograph) which combines an engine with manual winding tourbillon, a chronograph with split seconds, an indicator of torque, and power reserve indicator. The series is one of the most sophisticated watches in the world pricing around USD 500,000.
The exclusive brand has been sponsoring Brazilian F1 driver FELIPE MASSA, to whom it dedicates the special edition of RM005 model. Richard Mille is also the sponsor of the Perini Navi Cup in Sardinia and the Le Mans Classic race.
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