The Le Mans 24-hour extravaganza may have come and gone for another year, but don’t let that try and stop you picking up one each of Richard Mille’s fabulous limited edition pieces – crafted for the slightly more sedate (but by no means slow) Le Mans Classic.
These two watches – the RM 008 LMC and the RM 011 LMC - will coincide with the event which kicks off on the 6th July.
The RM008 is a tourbillon split-seconds chronograph, available in a huge run of .. two pieces! And a price tag of — $740,000. Ouch!
You may have a slightly better chance of picking up an RM011 though (a snip at $110,000). This one’s a 150 piece run and features a skeletonized automatic movement with flyback chronograph and annual calendar. This watch also has a 24-hour counter positioned at 6 o’clock.
More than 200 separate machining operations are required to make the barrel-shaped titanium case alone. The bezel is satin-finished with a double “Le Mans” microblasted stripe in the centre.
One of each please :-)
–Manual winding tourbillon movement displaying the hours, minutes and seconds, with split seconds chronograph function and power-reserve, torque and function indicators
–Power reserve: circa 70 hours
–Dimensions: 48.00 mm x 39.70 mm x 14.95 mm
–Limited edition of 2 timepieces in titanium
–Skeletonized automatic movement displaying the hours, minutes and seconds, flyback chronograph with 24-hour counter, oversize date and month, rotor with variable geometry
–Power reserve: circa 50 hours
–Dimensions: 50 mm x 40 mm x 16.15 mm
–Limited edition of 150 timepieces in titanium