Richard Mille : Bubba Watson joins the staff

RM 038

Movement : mechanical hand-wound, 48h power reserve Case : Magnesium-Aluminium AZ91 alloy Diameter : 48×39.70mm Functions : hours, minutes, tourbillon Case-back : sapphire crystal Strap : black alligator leather Water resistance : 50m

After Formula 1 racing driving and tennis, Richard Mille is entering the golfing world by launching into a new partnership with Bubba Watson. Since this year, the golf champion with the atypical profile has been wearing a tourbillon watch created especially for him, the RM 038, and thereby testing its technical functions and shock resistance in real-life conditions. Thus, just as with Felipe Massa and Rafael Nadal, Richard Mille treats itself to a life-sized testbench in this uncompromising sport. The case of the watch is made from an extremely sturdy alloy renowned for its lightness, Magnesium-Aluminium A791. Its movement is also exceptional. The hand-wound openworked tourbillon calibre features bridges, balance-cock and mainplate in grade 5 titanium, making it extremely rigid and thus ready to face up to the most extreme conditions.

Journaliste spécialisée en horlogerie, la plume de Marie présente les nouveautés tout en s'occupant de la rubrique Architecture.

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