Richard Mille RM 011 Ceramic NTPT (Asia Limited Edition)

Richard Mille RM 011 Ceramic NTPT Asia Limited Edition - Perpetuelle

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.

Richard Mille RM 011 Ceramic NTPT Singapore dial detail - Perpetuelle

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

Introducing the Richard Mille RM011 Yellow Storm with NTPT Carbon

First look…

Richard Mille RM011 NTPT Carbon Yellow  Storm

The RM011 Yellow Storm is 50-piece limited edition offered exclusively through Richard Mille boutiques in the Americas, starting with the Beverly Hills and Las Vegas locations.   Though keepin with the general traits of Richard Mille’s RM011 series (an automatic flyback chronograph watch), this particular RM011 is cased in Mille’s super-cool NTPT carbon case.  Loud and unmistakably Mille, the NTPT carbon case along with bright yellow strap (with titanium DLC buckle) and accents make the Yellow Storm a watch that will draw lots of attention to the wrist — just what many Mille wearers would like, I’d guess.  I know I sure would love wearing a watch like this!

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The $2,000,000 Richard Mille Sapphire Tourbillon RM 56-02

Richard Mille logoThe $2,000,000 Richard Mille Sapphire RM 56-02 Watch

Never think that Richard Mille won’t find that “next level” to take it to — because as you can see here, he inevitably always does.  The direct origins of the watch you see here can be traced back just a couple years to the  Richard Mille RM 56 Sapphire, a tourbillon split-second chrono built with a full-on sapphire crystal case.   It was an equally outrageous and glorious object when it stepped onto the world watch stage — and there were plenty of deep pockets who lined up to own one of the million-and-a-half dollar watch of which only 5 were being created.   Richard Mille, ever ambititious, followed up with the RM56-01 in 2013 which had had a sapphire case, and as well as the movement bridges & baseplate.  And a tourbillon. Yea, why not.

And today?  Well, I just wanted to remind you that the the RM 56-02 was officially unveiled this week at Watches & Wonders Hong Kong.  I previewed the RM 56-02 back in July and if you aren’t familiar with the details you can click here to check it out and see more images>>>

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Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon

Sapphire case & bridges…cable-suspended caliber…

RM56-02 FRONT RGB

Here’s your first look at the new sapphire tourbillon watch that Richard Mille at the Watches & Wonders in Hong Kong later this year (30 September to 2 October 2014).    The RM56-02 is the third — and best yet — iteration of Mille’s innovative and incredible RM 56 sapphire series.  Not only is the watch made of a case entirely made of sapphire (which takes ~40 days non-stop to machine), but it has a cable-suspended movement that appears almost as if floating in the case.  A technical and visual marvel, the RM 56-02 will be limited to just 10 pieces worldwide, with each carrying a price tag of just over $2 million.

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