Thursday, 24 May 2012

RICHARD MILLE – NEW RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph CARBON

Courtesy of Richard Mille

30-Piece Limited Edition celebrates the return of the Formula 1 Grand Prix to a U.S. track

After a five-year absence, Formula 1 will race again in the United States in November 2012.  Richard Mille celebrates the return of the sport that inspires many of his most iconic watch designs with a limited edition RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph in a carbon case.

F1 driver and Richard Mille friend Felipe Massa collaborated on the design of the original RM 011.  With Massa set to drive in the United States for the first time in five years, a limited edition of his namesake watch proves a fitting tribute.  

The new timepiece features the flyback chronograph functions that are essential to athletes and sports fans alike.  Some of the RM 011’s main features, which include major technical innovations, are its skeletonized automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry; 60-minute countdown timer; 12-hour totalizer; annual calendar; and oversize date and month.  The black carbon tripartite case gives high contrast to the watch’s bright yellow strap, numerals, hands, inner bezel, crown protector and lacquer rotor detail.  A yellow helmet at the 7 o’clock position adds a subtle sporty touch.   

Only 30 pieces of the new RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph Carbon will be made.  The limited edition will be sold at the Richard Mille Boutique Beverly Hills, California.  The United States Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Austin, Texas, November 16-18, 2012 at which Felipe Massa will compete wearing a Richard Mille watch on his wrist.

Technical Specifications of the RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph CARBON

-       Skeletonized automatic winding movement
-       Dimensions:  50.00 mm X 40.00 mm X 16.15 mm
-       Functions:  hours, minutes, seconds, month display between 4 and 5 o’clock, oversize date display at 12 o’clock, flyback chronograph, annual calendar, 60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer
-       Rotor with variable geometry and yellow lacquer detail
-       Power reserve:  55 hours (without chronograph running)
-       Water resistant to 50 meters
-       Limited edition of 30 pieces
-       Presented on a yellow rubber strap

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