In tandem with the opening of Richard Mille’s newest boutique (in Singapore), the RM 011 Ceramic NTPT Asia Limited Edition brings a (curiously American!?) red white and blue color motif to the party. The latest RM011 has a white ceramic bezel and caseback in combination with NTPT carbon fiber tech caseband, along with the “standard” RM011 flyback chronograph caliber with innovations such as the variable geometry rotor and more.
Distribution of the watch — only 5o pieces will be made — will be limited to Mille’s Asian boutiques (he has ten in the region), which keeps with his favored practice of creating specific designs for specific geographies. The price on the RM 011 Ceramic NTPT Asia Limited Edition is about 193,000 Singapore dollars, excluding tax/GST.
On a related topic — if you haven’t been to the new Richard Mille website yet, now would be a good time to check it out, it’s worth a visit: http://www.richardmille.com/
Did You Know?
NTPT® carbon is an exclusive material with a unique appearance. Its remarkable surface displays extremely regular undulations, as NTPT® carbon is composed of multiple layers of parallel filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers. These layers, with a maximum thickness of 30 microns, are impregnated with resin then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft by 45° between layers. Heated to 120°C at a pressure of 6 bars, the NTPT® is then ready to be processed on a CNC machine in Richard Mille’s ProArt case factory. When compared to composite materials, whose exceptional physical properties are already well known, NTPT® carbon improves the rate of occurrence of breaking stresses by 25% and of micro-cracks by 200%. source