As a sponsor of the Vintage Le Mans Classic, Richard Mille has once again designed a limited edition timepiece. The eye-catching design should mainly appeal to fans who like the look of special retro cars.
The new RM 029 Automatic Le Mans Classic is the eighth model created as part of the Richard Mille event sponsorship. This tradition started in 2002. “Enthusiasts immediately recognized the timeless color combination of green and white,” the company said in an Instagram post. (Also interesting: Italian coach inspired Richard Miller RM 11-04)
The RM 029 Automatic Le Mans Classic is designed to celebrate the world’s largest historic motoring event – not least because the race, which is usually held every two years, is now scheduled for 2022 and 2023 due to the corona pandemic. 2023 is also a special year in the history of the Le Mans Classic, as that year will mark the centenary of the 24 Hours.
Richard Mille: Details of a strictly limited timepiece
Particularly striking is the skeletonized dial, which offers a glimpse into the interior of the white and green quartz case. The RMAS7 titanium automatic movement works there. The typical racing double stripes at twelve and six o’clock on the bezel are equally visually striking, giving the watch a retro look. Small orange details on the dial and crown support this look. The design is also special, as fake Richard Mille has integrated an enlarged date display at four o’clock in addition to the words “Le Mans”. There is also a 24-hour counter at 1 o’clock – a function suitable for a 24-hour race.