Day or night, this limited edition situates fans and drivers alike where they belong—out on the track, crossing the legendary Le Mans black and white chequered flag in perfect time.
Richard Mille’s RM 029 Automatic Le Mans Classic is dedicated to Racing Legends and the return of Le Mans.
The silence hovering over the outskirts of Le Mans has been eerie these last two years. Anyone familiar with the world’s most iconic historic racing event will know that every second July, the whole town vibrates to the sound of scorched tarmac in the distance. The legendary race, Le Mans Classic will return in 2022, but exceptionally will also be held the next year as well. Indeed, 2023 will mark the centenary of the very first race on the Le Mans 24 Hours track.
Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Richard Mille has been a partner ever since the inception of Le Mans Classic in 2002 and has created the brand’s 8th model dedicated specifically to this event, the RM 029 Automatic Le Mans Classic.
It has a caseband milled from a solid block of white Quartz TPT, offset by front and back bezels in green Quartz TPT. The front bezel sports the characteristic double Le Mans racing stripes. These have been created from separate pieces of white Quartz TPT inlaid within the green Quartz TPT bezel at 12 and 6 o’clock—a first for the brand. The vibrancy of this classic colour combination is perfectly accentuated by a sporty white vented rubber strap, guaranteeing excellent long-term comfort.
The skeletonised grade 5 titanium calibre RMAS7 movement with its oversize date window at 4 o’clock and a unique variable geometry rotor system driving double winding barrels forms the heart of the new RM 029 Automatic Le Mans Classic. A dedicated and finely detailed 24-hour counter at 2 o’clock pays fitting homage not only to the event itself, but also to the hundreds of automobiles and drivers who relay each other over the 24 hours, starting at 4pm (indicated by a blue arrow).
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Each of the three models in the new RM 07-01 Colored Ceramic’s collection is differentiated by brand new colored cases and graphical elements around the dial whilst each variation is limited to just 50 timepieces.