A million-dollar megawatch for the Formula 1 legend.
Richard Mille is known for quite a few collaborations with top athletes, yet the news of teaming up with Kimi Räikkönen, the 2007 F1 world champion is somehow very appealing. Can there be a sport more akin to a Swiss brand that produces one crazy hi-tech piece after the other? Hardly so, and the RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph proves it: the creamy 44.5 mm case is made of a carbon and quartz TPT combination, and the skeletonized manually wound movement housed inside weights only 7 grams. The latter also features a split-seconds chronograph, a power reserve and torque indications, the winding crown mode indication, and of course a tourbillon, for how should you nail lap after lap at 400 km/h speed without one.
Needless to say, there’s also plenty of sweet little details scattered across the piece. Starting with the accented 7-hour mark – making a nod to Kimi’s number – and going all the way to tons of red in various indications, scales, hands, and the textile strap. After all, it’s the dominating color of the Alfa Romeo Racing Team. The production is limited to 30 watches with one reserved for Kimi himself. And from now on the Finnish racer is going to take his Richard Mille RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph right into the action.
Oct. 09, 2019