RICHARD MILLE: supercar, superwatch

RM 11-03 McLaren Flyback McLaren Chronograph

CASE: Carbon TPT® and orange Quartz TPT®, domed transparent sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 50m

SIZE: 50 x 44.50 x 16.23mm

MOVEMENT: mechanical selfwinding, Caliber RMAC3, openworked, in titanium, gold and titanium rotor with adjustable geometry

FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, small seconds, flyback chronograph, annual calendar with large date and month

DIAL: sapphire, carbon fiber inner bezel ring

STRAP: polyurethane with titanium folding clasp

The partnership between Richard Mille and McLaren is multi-layered. The first aspect is represented by the RM 50-03, a superlative splitsecond chronograph and tourbillon in Graph TPT® made in conjunction with McLaren’s Formula 1 vision. The second stems from the alliance with McLaren Automotive, which produces road or racing vehicles for private clients. The ‘vehicle’ chosen for this second form of horological expression was the RM 11-03, a crenellatededged, tonneau-shaped flyback chronograph with annual calendar and large date displays. The RM 11-03 McLaren is a variation on this model in terms of materials and details. It features a mix of the two most emblematic Richard Mille materials : Carbon TPT® is a composite of carbon fibers arranged at different angles on each layer, while Quartz TPT® is based on a similar technology using silica fibers. Together, they enable this model to alternate between black and McLaren’s iconic orange. The crown and pushers pick up some of the carmaker’s specific automotive design elements, as well as its logo appearing as a titanium bezel inlay at 6 o’clock.

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