St-Barths Edition of the Richard Mille RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph

Richard Mille RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph St-Barths 2015 - Perpetuelle

Being the watch of ultra rich, famous, and/or ostentatious, Richard Mille often finds himself in partnership with exclusive places doing exclusive things.  Like the Les Voiles de Saint-Barth.   Created in 2010, the first year of the regatta comprised 27 boats.  This year, No fewer than 80 boats and 1,000 sailors are expected to compete at the event, which has been a not-to-be-missed competitive gathering since its creation back in 2010, and for very good reason. The RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph Les Voiles de Saint-Barth will be made in a limited edition of 50 pieces to go along with the 2015 regatta.  It is done in the official colors of the regatta will be available exclusively in North and South America.

This special edition RM 60-01 “St. Barths” will set you back $160,000, but hey, that’s the price of admission for looking good while hanging out at Nikki Beach, I suppose.

Richard Mille RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph St-Barths 2015 caseback - Perpetuelle

Richard Mille RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph St-Barths Edition 2015 - Perpetuelle

If you are interested in the technical details of the RM 60-01, you can check that out right here — it is an imposing (50mm) though mechanically intriguing piece!

 

Is James Bond Wearing the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial on NATO strap in Spectre?

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A die-hard Omega enthusiast and very good friend of mine (my friend’s name, real name, is James Bond – dead serious!) recently tipped me off that he is “near certain” that the watch James Bond aka “007” is wearing in this poster is the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial.  And it is on this 5-stripe grey and black nylon fabric NATO strap with stainless steel buckle and keepers.

I am inclined to agree with him, but I can’t say for certain.  A check-in at Dell Deaton’s JamesBondWatches.com yielded no conclusive support of our supposition.

What say you?

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Omega NATO strap grey and black 5 stripe - Perpetuelle

Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial 2014 via Perpetuelle

Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback, with Grey Ceramic Case, Ceramic Bezel

Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback watch front back - Perpetuelle

Late last year, Blancpain President & CEO Marc A. Hayek, unveiled the as part of Blancpain’s initiative to support oceanic environmental causes, with 1’000 Euros donated to the Ocean Committment fund on each sale.  First watch in the series, the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback, is seen here in all its beauty.  So far as chronographs go, this is among the best you can get, both in terms of looks and mechanics.  A brushed grey ceramic case with blue ceramic bezel insert.  Niiiice.  Not only that, but it has Blancpain’s new (2014) high frequency Caliber F385, a very impressive integrated chronograph caliber which I’ve lauded from the day it was announced.

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The New Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver, Ref 15710ST

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref. 15710ST.OO.A002CA.02

Last week at SIHH, Audemars Piguet introduced an update to its Royal Oak Offshore Divers series.  Presented as the new reference 15710, these pieces will replace the original ROO Diver, the ref 15703, as I’ll explain further.  The new Ref 15710’s, in steel, follow the prior four version of the ROO Diver (Ref 15703 steel/black dial, forged carbon/yellow, black ceramic/orange, white ceramic/blue).  And though the black dial reference (15710ST.OO.A002CA.01) is essentially the updated version of the 15703, we see now for the first time the ROO Diver offered with a white dial (15710ST.OO.A002CA.02), both of course with AP’s signature “Méga Tapisserie-pattern.”

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref 15710ST

This said, the more important news is that the new 15710 is that it is fitted with a sapphire display back, as will all models from here forward.  Otherwise the watch remains unchanged — 42mm case, with the automatic mechanical AP caliber 3120.  And for you existing ROO Diver owners, sorry to say that you will NOT be able to “retrofit” to a sapphire display back as this is an entirely new reference number offered by AP.

These watches will list at $19,000.

Note that while AP states the dial is “silver-toned”, at most angles it looks quite white. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver white dial Ref 15710ST by TheRealReal

Above Photo: by JSBG

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