Do you love boat races? And do you love exquisite timepieces? Well, if it is yeses for both, then you will love what Richard Mille has come up with to mark the renowned regatta race, Les Voiles de Saint-Barth. For the curious minds, this year’s edition, which is the 11th edition, starts on the 17 and will end tomorrow on the 23rd.
For this year’s Les Voiles de Saint-Barth, Richard Mille presents the new RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Les Voiles de Saint Barth, an impressive timepiece with an unmistakable regatta flair to it.
The 50 mm case boasts a baseplate and bridges made of grade 5 titanium with black PVD while the case itself rocks a strangely alluring Caribbean blue and white Quartz TPT, with Carbon TPT accents on the lugs, inserts, and case back.
In contrast to the somewhat minimalist case, the dial face is busy, featuring a skeletonized dial on which you will find a running indicator at 3 o’clock, a date display at 12 o’clock position, and a month indicator between 4 and 5.
Under the hood, the Richard Mille RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Les Voiles de Saint-Barth is powered by Calibre RMAC2 automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, oversize date, month, flyback chronograph with minutes and seconds counter, hour counter, running indicator, and variable-geometry rotor, and circa 50 hours power reserve (or 45 hours with the chronograph running).
The 50 mm case is water resistance to 300 meters (30 ATM) and a unidirectional turning bezel is compliant with ISO 6425 norms, thus assuring no miscalculations when diving. Also for the purpose of diving is a clever locking crown that prevents unintentional triggering of the crown under pressure in deep waters or accidental manipulation. And yes, this handsome timepiece is a dive watch.
Pretty cool, right? Obviously, it is, and so is the asking price of around US$245,000. The Richard Mille RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Les Voiles de Saint-Barth has a limited run of just 120 pieces.
Images: Richard Mille.