Bubba Watson is a rare professional golfer who likes to wear a watch or a bracelet when he plays. This, coupled with his reputation as a big hitter, makes him an ideal Richard Mille ambassador. Swiss luxury watchmaker continues tradition to create watches for Bubba. In addition to RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson, RM 038 Tourbillon Victory Watch, and RM 055 Bubba Watson, Richard Mille launches two new limited edition versions of the RM 055 available exclusively in North and South America. Both versions – Red Drive and White Drive will be limited to 30 pieces each.
Unlike previous models for created with Bubba Watson with stark white cases, bezels and straps, this new limited editions take a 180-degree turn, and are recognizable for their all-black cases and straps with few, bright details.
Both timepieces feature a case made from black rubberized grade-5 titanium with a protective black rubber casing, which displays extreme skeletonization, with a PVD- and Titalyt treated baseplate and bridges. This combination provides the whole structure with optimum rigidity and excellent surface flatness and finish, essential aspects for the perfect functioning of the gear train. The caliber RMUL2 is thus capable of withstanding accelerations of over 500-G’s.
The movement is equipped with a variable-inertia balance wheel, which ensures reliability in the event of impacts and during assembly and dismantling, thus improving the long-term accuracy of the timepiece. The regulator index is eliminated, and a more accurate and repeatable inertia adjustment is possible thanks to four small adjustable weights located directly on the balance wheel. The double barrel mechanism helps to improve and equalize long-term torque stability: This is achieved by dispersing the stored energy within two winding barrels, equalizing torque as well as reducing pressure and friction on the bearings and pivots, resulting in improved long-term performance.
Both limited editions are available at authorized Richard Mille retailers in North and South America, as well as the Richard Mille boutiques in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas.