How often do you run into a Richard Mille watch in the wild? The most probable answer is, never. Now, the chances of running into a RM011 LM Le Mans Limited Edition in the wild, are even more slim. The Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph Le Mans Limited Edition is truly an amazing timepiece. When we think about Richard Mille, several words come to mind including extreme 'Haute Horlogerie', innovation, metal alloys, extravagant materials, racing inspired horology, Rafael Nadal, Bubba Watson, Felipe Massa, Yohan Blake and of course the most innovative watch brand out there.
Founded in 2001 by French businessman Richard Mille and based in Les Breuleux in the Canton of Jura in Switzerland, this watch company has been in the forefront of innovation and extreme groundbreaking watch design since day one. With a very limited production and around 2,500 watches sold every year, Richard Mille relies on several partners in the industry including Audemars Piguet—which also owns shares in Richard Mille—who contributes by granting them access to its movement manufacture Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi also known as APRP. As some of you know, most Richard Mille calibers are manufactured by APRP and Vaucher.
The Felipe Massa Le Mans Limited Edition Flyback Chronograph is a very advanced time measuring device. With a three-piece titanium case measuring 50x40mm with a thickness of 16.15mm, the RM011 LM provides an amazing wrist presence with lightness and comfort that is just unbeatable.
Richard Mille created this special chronograph to commemorate their involvement with the 2012 Le Mans Classic event as sponsor and official timekeeper. With its green carbon fiber flange around the edge of the dial and the white and green checkered Le Mans Classic logo located at 12 o'clock, this watch is limited to 150 pieces distributed worldwide.
Fitted with caliber RM011-S—an automatic movement with a rotor with variable geometry and power- reserve of 55 hours—, double-coated anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal, rubber strap with deployant buckle, carbon fiber flange, waterproof to 50 meters, skeleton dial, a case assembled with 16 spline screws—in grade 5 titanium— and abrasion resistant washers—in copper-nickel-zinc alloy—, this piece is literally every watchlifestyler's dream.
The chronograph with a 60-minute countdown timer, a 12-hour register and running seconds at 3 o'clock, features a flyback chrono reset mechanism on the pusher between 4 and 5 o'clock . The iconic big date display on Richard Mille watches provides a very unique touch to the skeleton dial and compliments the overall appearance and balance of it.
As you can see, every single detail on this watch has been meticulously taken care of and you definitely can't go wrong buying one. With a sticker price of $125,000, who wouldn't want to own one of these beautiful 150 watches.
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