Richard Mille presents the new Le Mans Classic Automatic

The silence around Le Mans has been disturbing for the past two years. Anyone familiar with the world’s most famous historic motor racing event knows that every July 2, the city vibrates with the rumble of cars on the scalding asphalt in the distance. The legendary Le Mans Classic will return not only in 2022, but also the following year, in 2023, on the 13th anniversary of the first race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Typically 700 historic racers will race the track along with 8,500 racers in the “club” area. Next year’s event is likely to break the record of 135,000 spectators, the last in 2018. Around 8° models are dedicated to this event, of which Richard Mille has been a partner since its creation in 2002. The brand released a watch to celebrate the competition, the RM 029 Le Mans Classic Automatic. Fans will immediately recognize the timeless green and white colorway.

The external dimensions of the RM 029 Le Mans Classic Automatic are 40.10 x 48.15 x 13.10 mm. The central part of this new limited edition case is made from a single piece of white quartz TPT ® and then green quartz TPT ® between the bezel and case back. The bezel shows the characteristic double stripes of Le Mans, with white quartz TPT® inlaid with green quartz TPT® at 12 and 6 hours, an unprecedented process for the brand. The sporty, breathable white rubber strap undoubtedly underlines the vibrancy of this classic colour combination, ensuring outstanding comfort for extended periods of use.

At the heart of the new RM 029 Le Mans Classic Automatic is the RMAS7 skeletonized movement with an oversized 4-hour date window and a unique automatic reloading system with an adjustable geometric rotor working on two barrels. A dedicated 24-hour counter, easily recognisable at the 2-hour position, pays homage not only to the characteristic duration of the race itself, but also to the hundreds of cars and drivers that are converted during the 24 hours of the race, starting at 16:00 (in blue on the dial indicated by the colored arrow).

Day or night, this limited-edition watch will transport enthusiasts and drivers back to one place: the race track, where Le Mans’ iconic black and white checkered flag is flying in time. discount replica watches

Hublot Big Bang Integral Time-Only Collection

Slimer, smaller, fully integrated, but still a great fit for Hublot.

Launched more than 15 years ago, the Hublot Big Bang and its Fusion Art concept have spawned countless variations in every size, material or complication. Versatile, ever-evolving Big Bangs are often bold, radical, or polarizing. As the name suggests, it’s not for the faint of heart… For LVMH Watch Week 2022, the Big Bang Integral Time Only takes a different design syntax and refocuses the quintessence of a luxury sports watch on a one-piece bracelet, while having all the classic Hublot element.

Launched in 2020, 15 years after the model, the Integral is the first Big Bang with an integrated metal bracelet. The original chronograph model, powered by the Unico movement, is already a radical departure from the brand’s traditional styling. The Big Bang Integral Time-Only goes a step further, reconnecting Hublot’s iconic design to a prototype luxury sports watch with an integrated bracelet. So the genre popular today was created by Gérald Genta and Audemars Piguet, and it’s simple and straightforward: matching a sporty case with an integrated bracelet and automatic thin movement.

As Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe explained, the Big Bang Integral Time Only “is more compact, dynamic and powerful than ever before, and at the same time more refined…it has always been a true exercise in watch design. , which retains our aesthetic and technical syntax, but is a whole new format for us.”

In fact, this new Integral Time-Only collection is perfect for a big bang. The new case is modest in size, in line with Hublot standards, with a diameter of 40mm and a height of 9.25mm. It comes in three different materials, typical of the Hublot collection: titanium, gold or black ceramic. The rubber composite insert is sandwiched between the middle of the case and the circular bezel fitted with the H-screw. The waterproof rating is 100m.

This new time-only model features a sapphire dial that exposes the top of the movement, including a date wheel with skeletonized numerals. The faceted applied hour-markers that match the hands are equipped with luminous material. The one-piece three-link bracelet mirrors the angles of the case and shows alternating satin-brushed and polished surfaces. The first link merges with the shell. The structure is based on a larger central piece held between two transverse end pieces. The triple folding clasp is released by a pair of push buttons. high quality replica watch

Flip the Hublot Big Bang Integral Time-Only over and the exhibition caseback allows you to discover the HUB1710 movement. This self-winding movement has a diameter of 25.60 mm and a thickness of approximately 4 mm. It is based on the Zenith Elite 670 – Hublot and Zenith are sister companies of the LVMH group. Running at 4Hz, it has a 50-hour power reserve when fully wound. The overall décor is modern and understated, in a single colour, with circular Côtes de Genève stripes on the bridges and a skeletonised oscillating weight.


Case: Diameter 40mm x Height 9.25mm – Titanium, 18K Yellow Gold or Black Ceramic – Brushed and Polished Finish – Bezel with 6 H-Screws – Black Composite Resin Lower Bezel – A/R Coated Sapphire Crystal – Sapphire Case Back – Water – 100m Resistant
Dial: Sapphire crystal with faceted indexes – Hands and indexes filled with Super-LumiNova – Skeleton date wheel with aperture at 6 o’clock
Movement: Caliber HUB1710 (basic Zenith Elite 670) – Automatic winding – 27 jewels – 185 parts – 25.60mm x 4mm – 28,800 vibrations/hour – 50 hour power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date
Bracelet: Three-link one-piece satin-polished titanium, 18K yellow gold or black ceramic – folding clasp
Model: Titanium – 456.NX.0170.NX
Gold – 456.VX.0130.VX
Black Ceramic – 456.CX.0140.CX