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Richard Mille - Catch a timepiece by the tail

Richard Mille Catch a timepiece by the tail

Focus on the Richard Mille RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail

So you thought Richard Mille had abandoned its partnership with McLaren because of the one with Ferrari? Not at all! The most automotive-loving watchmaker of them all is well able to handle two hypercar manufacturers and to respect their most subtle design codes. Witness the RM 40-01 Tourbillon Automatic McLaren Speedtail. It refers to the McLaren Speedtail, characterized by its long, tapered rear end, which is fabulously aerodynamic and helped make it the fastest of all McLarens, reaching top speeds of over 400 km/h. The RM40-01 has the same curvaceous profile, with a case that is longer, tapering and thus narrower on the lower half than in the upper half. Its shape is reflected in the titanium bridges visible on the dial side… except that there is no dial: the Arabic numerals are affixed directly to the movement. The titanium bezel is marked with indentations reminiscent of car doors. Inside, Richard Mille has modified its in-house automatic tourbillon caliber to drive a large date display and a gauge-type power-reserve indication. Both made of carbon, the function-selector and fast date-correction pushers are positioned beneath the non-pullout crown. This wild and wonderful piece of design gives the impression of stemming from pure creative pleasure.

Catch a timepiece by the tail

RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail © Richard Mille

Richard Mille RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail

Case: Titanium and TPT Carbon, transparent sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50m (5 bar)
Size: 41.8 x 48.2 x 14.15mm
Movement: mechanical selfwinding, CRMT4 tourbillon caliber, function selector, 50h power reserve, variable geometry rotor
Functions: hours, minutes, power-reserve indicator, large date
Dial: without
Strap: choice of rubber, velcro or alligator strap with titanium folding clasp
Limited Series of 106

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