The latest Richard Mille lightweight watch will come in some very eccentric colors.
To be fair, we won’t be surprised by Richard Mille’s eccentric colors anymore. Between the green Yohan Blake model, the nearly Ronald MacDonald-looking RM 27-03 for Rafael Nadal, and countless other daring creations over the past few years, Richard Mille is no stranger to the “go big or go home” premise from Technical angle design. With this latest release – the RM 67-02 Editions – the brand has created three limited-edition timepieces to grace the wrists of world-class athletes. The polarization of the RM brand is once again impressive as the watches will undergo rigorous testing on tennis courts, ski slopes and behind the wheel of one of the fastest World Rally Championship cars currently in operation.
First off, the RM 67-02 is a truly impressive piece no matter the palette. The chronograph-only minimalist movement features skeletonized bridges and mainplate in grade 5 titanium, and an excellent overall level of finish. Various DLC finishes are used to provide the desired contrast between components, and transparent Incabloc dampers are used to provide vital movement protection. With the lightweight fabric strap, the entire watch weighs – wait for it – just 32 grams. After testing/attempting the first samples of the 67-02 that came out last year, this level of lightness is hard for your brain to fully comprehend unless you experience it yourself. As an interesting comparison, 12 oz has more sugar. A can of Coca-Cola (39 to be exact), the grams of titanium and composites in this watch.
These three new models are not limited editions, but series production models, although fake Richard Mille knows that these new editions will undoubtedly be in short supply. The first example by German tennis player Alexander Zverev featured a mixture of carbon TPT and red quartz TPT in its sandwich case construction. World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier’s model uses a case made entirely of carbon fiber TPT and a contrasting royal blue strap, while French skier Alexis Pinto Alexis Pinturault’s model uses white quartz TPT on its front and back, contrasting the case with black quartz TPT.