Le Mans: Richard MilleRM 11-021 July 2016
This 8th edition of the Le Mans Classic will take place July 8th through 10th on the renowned Bugatti circuit under the colours of Maison Richard Mille, principal partner and of cial timekeeper for the competition.
A partner of the event since its inception in 2002, Richard Mille celebrates the Le Mans Classic by creating a new watch for each edition of the race. This year, the brand will unveil the RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic, an automatic calibre in grade 5 titanium incorporating a variable-geometry rotor, annual calendar, UTC display, 24-hour yback chronograph and countdown feature. The RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic bears the colours of the historic competition not only on the movement, but also on its white ATZ ceramic caseband and the rubber collar of its NTPT carbon crown.
From the design of its pushers, whose grooves recall the surface of vintage pedals, to the meticulously precision-machined crown reminiscent of a clutch mechanism by way of its baseplate, ribbed like an engine crankcase, the RM 11-02, a limited edition of 150 pieces, is imbued with a passion for automobiles. As a final reminder of the historic race, the Le Mans Classic logo appears on the dial at 12 o’clock along with the number ‘16’, an allusion to the start time of the endurance race.