Richard Mille celebrates 100 years of Le Mans

Words by
Sphere Editors

26th October 2023

Introducing the Richard Mille RM 72-01 Le Mans Classic, a limited edition flyback chronograph celebrating 100 years of the infamous Le Mans race. 

Celebrating a relationship with Le Mans forged since 2002, Richard Mille has designed this timepiece to honour the vintage car race. With only 150 pieces available, this watch reigns exclusive over the original Richard Mille Le Mans Classic that has been produced since 2008.

Richard Mille Le Mans - side view
The intricate details of the sides and watch face.

Each has a flyback chronograph, featuring a patented double oscillating pinion clutch mechanism for optimum performance, and a redesigned self-winding movement. The watch face is laced with nods to both the race and the cars that hit the tracks. From traditional checkerboard detailing of finish lines to the '16' in red to resemble to 4 o'clock start time of the race and the Le Mans Classic nameplate across the titanium dial.

Richard Mille Le Mans - watchface details
Details of the RM 72-01 Le Mans Classic watch face

The watch is crafted with high performance materials, allowing water resistance to 30 metres. This is mainly down to the layers of Quartz TPT used in the making of the case that have been saturated in a white or emerald green resin specially for use by Richard Mille. Additionally assembled with grade five titanium bridges and baseplate, this watch offers great rigidity and strength on the entire assembly. 

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