One For The Soul
Richard Mille certainly knows how to play it up when it comes to acknowledging some of the world’s trailblazers, with pieces such as Jean Todt and Rafael Nadal. The brand does it again at the SIHH 2018 with the RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough.
The piece pays homage to famed Argentinian polo player, Pablo Mac Donough. While this is actually the second timepiece made for Mac Donough, it’s the first full shockproof polo watch in the market.
It uses tonneau-shaped reinforced sapphire crystal that behaves like tempered glass, absorbing shock when struck, preventing it from shattering. Test it out if you must – the brand claims that the glass is resistant to impacts of up to 5,000G.
The movement used in this timepiece is similar to that used in RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal, using cables to suspend the movement within the case to protect it from shock.
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