After a five-year absence, Formula 1 will race again in the United States in November 2012. As excitement builds for Formula 1 racing’s return to the United States, I learn that Richard Mille has been busy working on a new RM011. The original RM 011 was done in collaboration with F1 driver and Richard Mille friend Felipe Massa, so I suppose that with Massa set to drive in the United States for the first time in five years, a limited edition of his namesake watch for the U.S. seems appropriate. The new timepiece features a flyback chronograph along with Richard Mille’s other technical innovations. The black carbon tripartite case gives high contrast to the watch’s bright yellow strap, numerals, hands, inner bezel, crown protector and lacquer rotor detail. A yellow helmet at the 7 o’clock position adds a subtle sporty touch. Only 30 pieces of the new RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph Carbon will be made and sold at the Richard Mille Boutique Beverly Hills, California. The United States Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in Austin, Texas, November 16-18, 2012 at which Felipe Massa will compete wearing a Richard Mille watch on his wrist (like Richard Mille sponsored-athletes Rafael Nadal and Bubba Watson).
Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph CARBON
Limited edition 30 pieces
50mm x 40mm carbon case, skeletonized automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry; 60-minute countdown timer; 12-hour totalizer; annual calendar; and oversize date and month