At the 88th Geneva International Motor Show, McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille have revealed their first jointly-commissioned watch, the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph. Limited to just 500 pieces globally and priced at 180,000CHF plus tax, the timepiece will be made available mainly to McLaren Ultimate Series clients.
McLaren Design Director Rob Melville and Richard Mille Engineer Fabrice Namura have joined forces to create the RM 11-03 McLaren, following the McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille partnership announcement last year. Naturally, the design of the watch is inspired by McLaren’s range of luxury sportscars and super cars. Its case is made of Carbon TPT interlaced with Orange Quartz TPT, resulting in an extremely resistant and lightweight case that features McLaren’s signature color. The Carbon TPT enhances the mechanical performance of the RM 11-03 and offers resistance to harsh environments.
The titanium pushers fitted to the Carbon TPT case reflect the design of the headlights of the McLaren 720S. Titanium inserts, similar in shape to the iconic McLaren F1’s air-intake snorkel and bearing the McLaren logo, adorn the bezel. The complex grade 5 titanium crown is shaped like a McLaren lightweight wheel and the McLaren Speedmark logo is incorporated into the rubber strap specifically developed for this watch.
The RM 11-03 McLaren is powered by the automatic RMAC3 calibre mechanism, first launched in 2016, with a flyback chronograph and 55-hour power reserve. The instant return of the counter to zero makes it possible to quickly restart the stopwatch function. Richard Mille created a baseplate and bridges for the RM 11-03 McLaren made from PVD-treated grade 5 titanium, enabling the gear train to function effortlessly. The dial features an annual calendar and oversized date, as well as a 12-hour chronograph and countdown counters.
McLaren clients will be able to view the timepiece on the McLaren stand for the duration of the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.
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