Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype Yohan Blake Only Watch 2013

The prototype worn by Yohan Blake donated to Only Watch

Richard Mille donates the RM 59-01 Tourbillon Yohan Blake for the Only Watch’s 5th edition charity auction. A prototype, which the sprinter Yohan Blake wore during the last Olympic Games.

By Myriam Scherly

Always at the cutting edge of creativity, the Richard Mille brand donates this unique fluorescent piece equipped with signature motifs; a great offering for the auction bid which will unite several prestigious horology and timekeeper brands at the end of September 2013 in Monaco. This watch will surely fascinate amateurs during this exceptional day dedicated to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophies, directed by Luc Pettavino, Only Watch’s organiser.

Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype Yohan Blake Only Watch 2013 Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype Yohan Blake Only Watch 2013

Precursor of the sports timekeeper

Under the spotlight in the whole world, this work marks its time. During the 2012 Olympic Games, the watchmaker Richard Mille benefited from media coverage due to the three gold medals won by Yohan Blake. This watch reflects the colours of the Jamaican flag; the flange and the crown are green and both the minute-markers and the velcro wristlet are yellow, the whole contrasting with the sober white case. As for the sophisticated caliber, it consists of 19 rubies.

Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype Yohan Blake Only Watch 2013 Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype worn by Yohan Blake at Olympics Games

Coming back to the case of the watch, it must be noted that it is made from an extremely robust alloy, which represents one of the current lightest manufacturing metals. After a long and delicate machining phase, this alloy is subject to an exclusive Richard Mille electro-plasma oxidation procedure.

Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype for Only Watch 2013 Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype, a watch tested in extreme conditions

This plating improves the alloy’s hardness and consequently, improves its resistance to shocks and corrosion. For the first time in the sprint history, the manufacture tested this piece in extreme conditions to guarantee its resistance, performance and comfort. The result is a watch particularly adapted to the specificities required for sprinting.

Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype Yohan Blake Only Watch 2013 Back of the Richard Mille unique piece for Only Watch 2013

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