Richard Mille replica pays tribute to Olympic medalists with a beautiful new watch Founded in 1999, Richard Mille has always done things differently. Therefore, it quickly established itself as a luxury watch manufacturer, producing high-end, hand-made watches, pushing the limits of technological innovation and excellence. In recent years, the Swiss watch manufacturer has applied its expertise to the sports world, cooperating with international stars to produce special edition watches tailored for world-class athletes.
Just a few months after the launch of the limited edition RM 27-03 for the tennis professional Rafael Nadala, Richard Mille’s latest editions-the RM 67-02 high jump Mutaz Barshim and the RM 67-02 Sprint Wayde Van Niekerk-will be earlier this month At the time, at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London, Olympic medalists Wayde van Niekerk and Mutaz Essa Barshim put these watches on their wrists for the first time.
In the event, the Olympic champion Van Nicok, who currently holds two world records in the 300-meter and 400-meter dash, successfully defended his 400-meter dash record with a time of 43.98 seconds. “Mr. High Jump” Bashim-two-time Olympic medalist, national record and Asian record holder-won the gold medal in the high jump with the best time of 2.43 meters. Both athletes wore versions of the RM 67-02 fake watch during the competition. Each special edition was decorated with colors inspired by their respective national flags: Qatar for Barshim and South Africa for Van Niekerk.
In order to create these watches, Richard Mille started with the concept of creating a sports version of the RM 67-01. Its lightness, slimness and ergonomic design make it the perfect choice. Using this as a starting point, the team redesigned the lines to highlight its sporty qualities, and combined four extensions-the logo of the brand’s sports watches-to strengthen the case structure.
At the same time, this case is produced using Richard Mille’s unique quartz and carbon TPT composite material, which is reported to be the lightest and most shock-resistant case material in the world. Each RM 67-02 weighs only 32 grams, which is only the total weight of three Hong Kong ten dollar coins; at the same time, the slimness is equally impressive, only 7.8 mm.
RM 67-02 High Jump Mutaz Barshim, designed for the high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim.
Although the RM 67-02 is small and light, it is durable and able to withstand all the stress caused by physical activity. In order to further demonstrate the sporty quality of this watch, all RM 67-02 watches are equipped with a new comfortable strap, which is highly elastic, completely seamless and non-slip.
The RM 67-02 is also equipped with a new internal CRMA7 movement, which is exceptionally flat with a satin finish, beveled hands and sharp lines. At the same time, the bottom plate is made of DLC-coated grade 5 titanium, with a highly hollow design, which is very extreme. It takes hundreds of hours to program and adjust this professional machine.