From June 29th to July 2nd, a horde of classic cars will return to the legendary Le Mans circuit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary race. As part of this initiative, Richard Mille has cemented its involvement in the automotive world with a strong commitment to the racing circuit, supporting teams and drivers, especially women in the sport. Richard Mille has been involved in every level of the Le Mans Classic since its inception and has developed special watches for each event since 2008, always in the race colors white and green. In 2023, Richard Mille launches the RM 72-01 Le Mans Classic.
With around 800 cars on the track, a further 8,500 club cars on display, 150 exhibitors and 1,000 drivers from 30 different countries, and more than 200,000 expected visitors, the It is an unprecedented number since the event was held in 2017. year 2002.
The Richard Mille RM 72-01 Le Mans Classic is an exclusive model celebrating the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new watch is limited to 150 pieces and features a green and white quartz TPT combination. A celebration of technology and elegance, the RM 72-01 LMC (Le Mans Classic) features the company’s first flyback chronograph, featuring a patented double oscillating pinion clutch mechanism for maximum performance. The redesigned automatic movement features hours, minutes, small seconds, date and function indicators and offers a 50-hour power reserve whether the chronograph is in use or not.
The RM 72-01 LMC is a 24-hour chronograph with three subdials on a titanium skeletonized dial. The 16 on the 24-hour chronograph is underlined in red to commemorate the traditional start time of the enduro race. The checkered flag of Le Mans abounds on the dial at 11 o’clock on the Le Mans Classic logo and around the date aperture at 7 o’clock. The chronograph counter at 9 o’clock marks the elapsed seconds of the fake luxury watches, while the 60-minute counter between 12 and 2 o’clock marks the chronograph minutes.
The white and green quartz TPT case measures 38.40mm x 47.34mm x 11.68mm and features redesigned chronograph pushers. Using the pusher at 4 o’clock, the running chronograph hands can be reset without first stopping the mechanism. The system was originally developed for drivers to avoid losing time and accuracy by stopping, resetting and restarting the chronograph when passing waypoints. When the chronograph function is activated, a 24-hour counter and a 60-minute counter are visible through two counters at 5 o’clock and 2 o’clock, and the elapsed seconds are indicated by the central seconds hand.
Similar to a car transmission, when the crown is pulled, a function indicator between the 24-hour and 60-minute chronographs identifies the winding, neutral and time-setting positions. The active position is indicated by a hand at 3 o’clock, pointing to the following functions: W (winding) – D (date adjustment) – H (hand setting).
This type of balance guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shocks and during assembly and disassembly of the movement, and therefore better timekeeping results over time. Adjuster indexing is eliminated for more accurate and repeatable adjustments thanks to 4 small adjustable weights located directly on the balance. By using a platinum oscillating weight with ceramic ball bearings and a unidirectional reverser system, the barrel can be wound optimally while keeping its dimensions compact. mens replica watch