Out of appreciation for Jean Todt, which this year commends 50 years of profession in the automotive world, Richard Mille is introducing three new models dedicated to his dear friend, a man who composed exceptional pages of motorsport history.
The first timepiece is the RM 11-03 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary which maintains the new design codes introduced last September with the RM 11-03 Flyback Chronograph .
Fueled by an architectural automatic caliber in evaluation 5 titanium, the RM 11-03 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary is secured by another blue and white Quartz TPT case.
Amazingly resistant and light, this composite is obtained by stacking 600 layers of silica just 45 microns thick, which are then impregnated with an exclusive Richard Mille blue resin. The gathering is then warmed to 120 °C prior to being machined.
Blue Quartz TPT is additionally utilized for the instance of the RM 050 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary. This caliber houses a split-seconds chronograph controlled by a tourbillon.
The extraordinary skeletonisation of the bridges and baseplate, combined with the utilization of titanium and carbon nanofibre made it possible to obtain a particularly light development, weighing just 9.5 grams while offering exceptional performance.
A similar mechanism of the RM 050 likewise animates the final piece of the Jean Todt collection: the RM 056, which is housed in a sapphire case.
Its construction and shape require long machining times. To achieve this degree of finish, each case required no under 1,000 hours of machining, including 430 hours dedicated to grinding and 350 hours of polishing.
The RM 11-03, RM 050 and RM 056 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary will be delivered in limited editions of 150, 5 and 3 pieces, respectively. Indicative prices: Swiss Francs 150,000 for the RM 11-03, Swiss Francs 900,000 for the RM 050 and Swiss Francs 1,700,000 for the RM 056. richardmille.com