Richard Mille Launches New Limited Edition RM 032 Les Voiles de Saint Barth

Richard Mille has reached the bottom of the sea with his latest luxury release.

Richard Mille symbolizes the functionality and reliability of luxury dive watches with his impressive RM 032 collection. Richard Mille proudly celebrates the return of the world famous Les Voiles de Saint Barth Regatta. An unforgettable example of working with brand ambassador and freestyle diving professional Arnold Gerald. Since its debut in 2010, the new Richard Mille RM 032 Les Voiles de Saint Barth has been celebrating its participation in luxury marine events. The RM 032 Special Edition is housed in an unconventional 50mm round case in a Caribbean blue and two-tone combination. White TPT quartz. The 2-ton rotating bezel accurately measures the oxygen supply for divers who spend a lot of time underwater. The unique case also has a locking crown that can withstand strong water pressure, increasing the depth of each dive.

The flyback chronograph dial is designed to beautifully display RM’s complex clock, minutes, grand date, month, minutes and seconds dials, including flyback chronograph, hour counters, running indicators and variable geometry rotor 032 Les Violes de Saint Barts. This luxury diver’s watch is powered by Richard Mille’s RMAC2 self-winding movement, which provides a 300-hour power reserve when operating at a water-resistance level of 50 meters. The real brand innovation is reflected in the carbon fiber TPT case back, which has a transparent sapphire crystal opening that allows to see the work inside the movement. The outside of the lightweight case is engraved with a commemorative engraving representing the Les Violes de St Birth event, as well as the Richard Mille, which is limited to 120 pieces. In keeping with its marine-inspired design, Richard Mille adorns the RM 032 with a vibrant Caribbean blue rubber strap and folding clasp.

The new Franck Muller Vanguard Casablanca infuses 20th century nostalgia into 2022

Franck Muller’s classic relaunch.

It’s been nearly 80 years since the Oscar-winning Hollywood classic “Casablanca” premiered, but it’s safe to say it’s still one of the must-sees for anyone interested in cinema. Even those who were born long after Casablanca stopped showing will no doubt have seen clips of the film, or at least heard of its name. One of the people who was deeply moved by Casablanca was the brand’s namesake founder, Frank Muller.

Set during World War II, Casablanca tells the romance between Rick Bryan and Ilsa Lund that spans two love cities: Paris and Casablanca. Whether it’s the chemistry between actors Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, or the beautiful lines and theme song, the film has become a cult classic, considered one of the most beloved Warner Bros. One of the most popular movies.

In fact, Franck Muller, who saw the film for the first time as a young gentleman, was so fascinated by it that he was immediately inspired to create a classic three-handed model in 1998, Inspiration Many nuances from the movie. The original watch, named The Cintrée Curvex Casablanca, combined elegance and sportiness. The dial’s printed hour-markers are combined with diamond-shaped hands, and the hand-stitched calfskin strap is combined with a polished tonneau-shaped case for advanced style. It is worth mentioning that this watch was one of the first in the industry at the time to apply luminous light to its numbers in such a bold way.

Now, 8 years after the movie and 25 years after the first Franck Muller Casablanca watch, there is a new reinterpretation of this classic watch – the Franck Muller Vanguard Casablanca. As you’ve already deduced from its name, this watch takes the spirit of the original and modernized it for a contemporary audience. Essentially, it takes 20th-century nostalgia and upgrades it with 21st-century sensibilities.

The first, perhaps not-so-obvious change is the case. The Vanguard Casablanca retains the Tonneau shape of the Cintree Curvex case that has become the hallmark of the Franck Muller brand, but reimagines the dynamism of the Vanguard collection. The brand has created a new V 43 case for this 42.5mm wide watch in the Vanguard collection, a size that has long been requested by enthusiasts in the region and unique to Southeast Asia. This gives the watch a strong presence on the wrist without becoming overly noticeable, maintaining the original’s combination of sophistication and sportiness.

Vanguard Casablanca’s leather strap with rubber inlays is perfect for those who wear it in warm climates. Featured here is the salmon dial reference.

C3 Super-LumiNova is the brightest of the other luminescent material variants.

The digital design of the Vanguard Casablanca has also been updated. The Art Deco-inspired numerals are designed to be both straight and arched, with oversized hour markers added for increased legibility. Just as luminous was an essential part of the original, the new version is equipped with C3 Super-LumiNova – a non-aging, ultra-bright luminous applied to the hands and indexes. Additionally, the designer added a compass to the watch’s inner bezel to keep in line with the film’s ubiquitous travel element.

Beneath its exterior, the watch is also equipped with the modern luxury Franck Muller movement MVT FM 800-DT, whose level of finishing has become synonymous with the brand. This includes the Côtes de Genève pattern, the circular graining, the brushed sunburst and the chamfering of many parts of the movement.

Franck Muller Vanguard Casablanca comes in four colorways, inspired by movies and the city itself, including black, brown and salmon. A fourth option with a black dial and blue numerals is available at Franck Muller boutiques in the region. The collection is also available with a choice of three-hand or chronograph movements. Garrik Low, managing director of Franck Muller, commented: “We have developed a completely new case size with the brand’s unique style and code, which our collectors have long desired.”

The wallet-friendly price tag of the Franck Muller Vanguard Casablanca makes it a very attractive option, not only for new or young watch collectors, but also a great entry point into the world of Franck Muller. After all, this watch was born in the mind of the founder himself, inspired by one of the greatest films of all time. If anything, it’s worth adding it to your collection so you can open the Popular watch case and “watch you here, kid.”