F1 meets the future of time. The RM 50-03 McLaren F1 watch is born from the ultimate collaboration between Richard Mille and McLaren-Honda.
“It’s time for the future,” say Luxury Swiss watch manufacture Richard Mille and McLaren Racing teams. At this year’s SIHH, the two teams announced the RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultra Light McLaren. The supercharged world of graphene, F1 and watchmaking converge in this racing machine on the wrist.
A first expression of the 10 year collaboration between the two labels, the new high-tech timepiece is the world’s lightest Tourbillon Split-seconds Chronograph.
The RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 weighs merely 38 grams, strap included, making it the world’s lightest split-seconds tourbillon chronograph. This achievement is attributable 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.
“Relentless technical innovation, the quest for perfection, and a perpetual hunger for progress are the common factors that link McLaren-Honda and Richard Mille,” says Richard Mille about this numbered Limited edition Edition of 75 luxurious pieces.
Produced in collaboration with the famed Formula 1 constructor, the new Richard Mille calibre is a technical masterpiece offering off-the-chart mechanical performance.
The hollow pushers of the chronograph are recalling the air vents of the Formula 1, while the shape of the crown takes its cue from the wheel rims designed by McLaren.
Last December, the Swiss watchmaking brand welcomed the talented German dressage rider Jessica von Bredow-Werndl to its bevy of female sports partners.
Like Diana Luna and Cristie Kerr, she will wear a titanium RM 007. In 2016, Jessica took home three 2nd place nishes—at the Amsterdam World Cup Quali er, the Neumünster World Cup Quali er and the CDI 5* of Doha (Qatar) and a 3rd place at the CDI 5* of Stockholm (Sweden).
Richard Mille is based in Les Breuleux, in the Canton of Jura, Switzerland.