Celebrating a 10th anniversary traditionally calls for something involving diamonds, but Richard Mille has gone one-up to celebrate its decade of partnership with Grand Prix driver, Felipe Massa. To cement their relationship, the Swiss watchmaker has dedicated a special collection of RM056 and RM011 timepieces to the legendary race car driver, appropriately named '10th Anniversary'.
The watches bear subtle symbols and pays homage to both the driver and his sport. Inspired by the driver's racing colours, the flanges, transfers, push-pieces, and crowns are coloured blue and yellow, while Massa's logo is placed at 1 o' clock. More Easter eggs abound: The number 19, Massa's race number, has also been cleverly reworked to suggest a 12 on the sapphire dial of the RM 011, and Massa's signature is engraved on the back of the watch, personally tying in the wearer to the driver. In terms of anniversary gifts, this collection is something we would take over diamonds any day.
The RM011 timepiece will come in a limited edition of 100 pieces, while only five RM056 timepieces will be made.