During the World Championships in Athletics at the Olympic stadium in London, the public will have an opportunity to discover the new creations from Richard Mille, the RM 67-02 Sprint & the RM 67-02 High Jump, both sports versions of the RM 67-01. Olympic Gold medallist and world-record holder for the 300 and 400 meters, Wayde van Niekerk, will be wearing the RM 67-02 Sprint, while Olympic medallist Mutaz Essa Barshim will sport the RM 67-02 High Jump.
The desire to create a watch that was so uniquely adapted it was practically a second skin for the athlete, permitting a sort of ‘symbiosis’ with the athlete was the guiding ambition that propelled this new development. This is not only thanks to the overall height of the watch, which is only 7.8mm, but also thanks to the new, highly elastic, non-slip strap. It brings to the total weight of the RM 67-02 to a mere 32 grams, making it the lightest automatic watch in the collection of Richard Mille.
Contributing to the low weight and outstanding wearing comfort is also the case which is made out of the composite materials Carbon TPT and Quartz TPT, which are proprietary to Richard Mille.
For these two watches, Richard Mille also utilized new colors for the resins. Mutaz Essa Barshim is Qutari, so his watch featured a crimson color. Wayde van Niekerk’s watch shows the colors of his native South Africa.
Inside the case, we find the new in-house CRMA7 caliber, with a rotor made from Carbon TPT and white gold, while the bridges and base plate are made out of DLC-coated grade 5 titanium.
The two new sports versions of the RM 67-01 Extra Thin Automatic currently available at the official Richard Mille retailers and boutiques and will cost $120.500,-.