Luxury as defined by this independent watch company means absolute performance and in the sports and leisure arena, few watches rival the RM 11-03 Jean Todt in terms of strength and style. Made as a tribute to the FIA president, this timepiece is dressed in an unusual material exclusive to Richard Mille.
Known as Quartz TPT, it is a composite material made by superimposing hundreds of layers of silica sheets measuring no more than 45 microns thick. It is extremely light and resistant, and its rich blue colour comes from a resin that’s used only by Richard Mille. It is said that this specific tone of blue is Todt’s favourite colour.
RM 11 is Richard Mille’s landmark chronograph model, immortalised by the likes of Formula One driver Felipe Massa both on the race track and off. The RMAC3 automatic calibre within the case has a skeletonised base plate made of grade 5 titanium, which is a biocompatible, corrosion-resistant and remarkably rigid alloy.
Its rarity also deserves mention; only 150 examples were made, thus ticking all the boxes of a classic Richard Mille watch.
As Todt says, “I love the watches designed by Richard. I love their lightness, their technicity and their exclusivity.”