With that said, it appears to be particularly nice. Maybe it is because gloomy as colour is particularly en vogue at this time, or because of how nicely the RM 11 collection has aged. Why is this view particular from a watch collector’s view is that the caliber RM11 movement continues to stand out. The 4Hz, 55 hour power reserve automatic combined both a chronograph as well as an annual calendar (month as well as a big date index) together. As practical as this combination seems to be, few if any other watch brands have tried to provide a rival product.The RM11 movement also looks fantastic. Entirely skeletonized, being produced using finely completed ceramic bridges, the movement perspective is a less than subtle reminder to the proprietor of why an item like this might cost a lot. Few manufacturers are as proficient as Richard Mille Watches Overrated Replica when it comes to displaying contemporary microcosms in their full mechanical glory. In an age when mechanical watches are increasingly distinct from their smartwatch siblings, showing off the guts of the watch has never been more popular.The RM 11-03 in the Quartz TPT instance follows the classic Richard Mille tonneau-shape but using a few crenelation for the case screws. It is 44.5mm wide, 49.94mm tall, and 16.15mm thick. The watch comes on a “vented” custom black rubberized strap and looks about as much like a modern super-machine on the wrist as you can hope for. Should you have to spell out why Richard Mille does and it does, it is because it simplifies the principles of traditional watchmaking whilst comprising almost completely modern design elements and topics.
At the recent 88th Geneva International Motor Show, Richard Mille Look Alike Watches Replica and McLaren Automotive turned their partnership into something tangible with the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph, a limited edition that will be available only to a rarefied group of petrols heads, at least for now.
The watch will only be sold to owners of McLaren’s Ultimate Series, the carmaker’s uber-performance cars that now number just three models, the F1 and P1 – both long sold out – and the Senna P15 that just launched alongside the wristwatch but also already sold out.
Richard Mille having become the official watchmaker for McLaren in early 2016, with the first collaboration between the two being the million-dollar RM 50-03 McLaren F1 unveiled last year, which was a tie-up with McLaren Formula 1. The new RM 11-03, however, was conceived by the watchmaker and McLaren’s car making arm. Notably, the watches come on the back of McLaren’s split with TAG Heuer after a 30-year run. And in ironic twist, TAG Heuer also recently announced a partnership with Aston Martin, after Richard Mille’s association with the maker of James Bond’s ride came to an end in 2016.
The two-year wait has resulted in a tremendously striking wristwatch that just shouts Richard Mille. Jointly designed by McLaren Design Director Rob Melville and Richard Mille engineer Fabrice Namura, the RM 11-03 McLaren is based on the stock second generation RM 11 but tweaked to include immediate references to the carmaker.
Measuring 44.50mm wide, 49.94mm in length and 16.23mm thick, the watch is lightweight due to the materials used for the case, a combination of two carbon composites exclusive to Richard Mille in timepieces: Carbon TPT and Orange Quartz TPT. Short for “Thin Ply Technology”, the material are ultra-light carbon composites made from layers of carbon and silica fibres layered at different angles to each other, creating the distinctive striped pattern when the block of material is cut.
The titanium chronograph pushers are reminiscent of the McLaren 720S headlight, while a pair of titanium inserts modelled on the McLaren F1’s air intake snorkel are inlaid on the bezel at six and 12 o’clock. And the titanium crown is shaped like a McLaren wheel rim and covered in orange rubber.
The movement is nearly identical to the RMAC3 found in the standard RM 11, with the same key specs: double barrels for a 55-hour power reserve, an annual calendar with outsized date as well as a flyback function. The base calibre is built by movement maker Vaucher, while the chronograph module (that also has an annual calendar) is courtesy of Dubois-Depraz, a complications specialist. What sets this movement apart is the fact that the base plate and bridges are in black-coated titanium for greater rigidity.
Price and Availability
Limited to 500 pieces, the Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph is priced at SFr180,000. It is available only to McLaren Ultimate Series owners, and buyers of the Senna P15 will be able to choose a watch serial number that matches the number of their car (which is also limited to 500 pieces).