Go for a spin with the Richard Mille RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic timepiece

Go for a spin with the Richard Mille RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic timepiece

Speed racer

Text: Angelyn Kwek

The official partner and timekeeper of the Le Mans Classic race, Richard Mille gears up for the 8th edition of the competition with the uniquely crafted RM 11-02 watch

All set to burn rubber on 8 July, the Le Mans Classic 2016 turns up the heat this weekend as professionals, enthusiasts and fans alike descend upon the renowned Bugatti circuit for the largest gathering in automobile racing history. Appointed the principal partner and official timekeeper for this venerated competition, Richard Mille proudly waves their colours over the racetracks with their specially crafted Le Mans Classic edition timepiece, the RM 11-02.

Exemplifying the high-octane passion that encompasses the sport, this meticulously manufactured timepiece runs on cutting-edge technology and pure adrenal zeal. With an automatic calibre made of grade 5 titanium that integrates a variable-geometry rotor, an annual calendar, a UTC display and a 24-hour flyback chronograph and countdown feature, the RM 11-02 cuts through the multitude of haute horlogerie creations as the winning contender.

Dressed in competition colours with a white ATZ ceramic bezel and caseback surrounded by a sturdy rubber collar and a carbon crown, the maison has spared no expense in outfitting this precision machine. Its duo pushers are crafted with a grooved design that recalls the surface of vintage car pedals while the crown has been specifically cut to resemble a clutch mechanism like those of ribbed engine crankcases. Distinctly bearing elements of the automobile world, the Richard Mille RM 11-02 also carries the logo of the Le Mans Classic on its dial — a true to form race watch infused with the single-minded dedication of horology's most avant-garde maison.

The 150-piece limited edition RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic is available at Richard Mille boutiques.