Richard Mille RM 61-01 Ultimate Edition Yohan Blake

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Technical specifications

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds

Movement

  • Manual Winding
  • Manufactured
  • Swiss Made

Case

  • 50.23x42.70
  • Tonneau
  • Quartz TPT®
  • Brushed & Polished
  • 15.84mm

Glass

  • Sapphire

Water resistance

  • 5.00atm / 50.00m / 165.00ft

Buckle

  • Pin Buckle

Strap

  • Rubber
  • Black

Year

  • 2020

Official description

Unveiled in 2014, the RM 61-01 is a younger sibling of the tourbillon RM 59-01 worn by Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, a member of the Richard Mille family since 2012. This ‘Ultimate Edition’ heralds the last issue of this model and its singular lines, this time in Carbon TPT® and Quartz TPT®.

For the RM 61-01 Ultimate Edition, TZP ceramic yields to Quartz TPT® and Carbon TPT® for the bezel and caseback, with the latter material also featured on the caseband. The many layers of silica-based Quartz TPT®, no more than 45 microns thick, are interlaced with layers of Carbon TPT® as they are stacked by an automatic compiling system that changes the orientation of the fibres by 45° between each layer. Heated to 120° at a pressure of 6 bars in an autoclave, the 600-layer composites are ready for machining at the brand’s factory. Milling and turning reveal random patterns in the Quartz TPT® and Carbon TPT®, making each piece absolutely unique. In addition to elongations between 2 and 5 o’clock which eliminate all possible rubbing against the sprinter’s wrist, the case sports a crown protector in Carbon TPT® that ensures the crown is safe during sporting activities.