In an 88-piece limited edition, the new Richard Mille RM 11-02 Flyback Chronograph Dual Time Zone Jet Black Limited Edition was presented yesterday at the SIAR 2016 in Mexico City, from where we are currently reporting. These are the very first live pictures of the new Richard Mille Jet Black that we were able to capture yesterday as we went hands-on with the watch. Ultra light, dark and ready for flight. The new RM 11-02 Jet Black limited edition is poised to become travelers’ most useful, comfortable and stealth companion with a full black NTPT carbon case. The case, measuring 50.00 mm x 42.70 mm x 16.15 mm is made of the unmistakable looking NTPT carbon that Richard Mille released for the very first time in October of 2013 and that have quickly become one of the most utilized materials from this manufacture. NTPT stands for 'North Thin Ply Technology' and is a material originally developed for the sails of racing yachts. Sails manufactured from this material are highly resistant and light. NTPT carbon is so light and resistant, that it has also been heavily used for Formula 1 car chassis for the last five seasons.
Fully skeletonized looking thanks to the use of a thin sapphire crystal dial, the PVD-treated titanium movement is fully visible on the dial side. Somewhat complicated in terms of readability but nevertheless great looking, the new Richard Mille RM 11-02 Flyback Chronograph Dual Time Zone Jet Black brings functions that are essential to the lifestyle of today’s travelers with a 24-hour flyback chronograph at 6 o'clock, annual calendar with oversize date at 12 o'clock and month indicator at 5 o'clock, 60-minute countdown timer and a UTC feature for the indication of a second time zone via a bright red hand and a convenient GMT pusher on the left caseband. As a special touch, there is a red 88 on the lower left corner of the dial, reminding the wearer of the limitation of this very special watch.
The Case & Strap
The tonneau-shaped tripartite case this time is fully made of black NTPT carbon and features the traditional oversized pullout crown with black O-ring and a black carbon pusher at 9 o’clock on the caseband that is used for setting the second time zone. This specially shaped and engraved pusher —as well as those placed at 2 and 5 o’clock for the chronograph start/stop and reset functions— is fully in line with the highly recognizable design cues of the RM 011 collection with etched lines inspired by the pedal surfaces of racing cars. The new Richard Mille RM 11-02 Flyback Chronograph Dual Time Zone Jet Black Limited Edition is equipped with the traditional vented black rubber strap with titanium DLC-coated double folding clasp.
The beating heart inside this 88-piece limited edition is the Richard Mille in-house RMAC2 automatic movement. This calibre is an automatic winding movement, that heralds the brand’s first flyback chronograph. Crafted entirely in grade 5 titanium and hand finished, the calibre features an annual calendar, a 24-hour flyback chronograph, a 60-minute countdown function and a dual time zone function. The movement is fully visible via the display case back. The 38-jewel automatic movement provides a power reserve of 50 hours.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, the new Richard Mille RM 11-02 Jet Black wears true to its size and extremely comfortable. The wrist presence of this watch is perfectly in line with the price tag and if you like all black cases with red accents this is a watch that should tick all the boxes for you. Available in a limited edition of a 88 pieces, this watch will be exclusively available at Richard Mille boutiques throughout the Americas starting in November 2016.
Sticker Price $180,000 USD. For more info Richard Mille click here.