The Les Breuleux based company has made a special version of its RM 011 flyback chronograph model which will be sold exclusively in its boutiques in North and South America. The watch in question is distinguished by its yellow-colored accents and the case made of futuristic NTPT material. As the brand decided, the latest version of its RM 011 model will be called Yellow Storm. Its production will be limited to just 50 copies, while the price of the restricted series timekeeper is set at $170,000.
Richard Mille has launched a new version of the model that we have initially written about a year ago. That was the first watch ever to be made with the housing from North Thin Ply Technology or in its shortened form NTPT material. The high-tech substance represents the latest chapter in the development of composite materials, since it features improved strength, integrity and longevity. In addition, the structure composed of as much as 600 different layers of carbon that stand behind their unparalleled qualities has a sort of an organic and wood-like appearance. In this instance, Richard Mille opted to couple this housing with a yellow crown protector, a yellow strap and with a skeletonized dial with accents in the same color. The presence of these details, of course, is the reason why the watch is dubbed Yellow Storm.
As for its supported features, Yellow Storm includes a flyback chronograph and an annual calendar with oversized indications for date and month. Its Caliber RM 011S whose components can be seen through the skeletonized dial with three chrono counters features variable rotor geometry that allows the functioning of the watch to be synchronized with the wearer’s type of life-style. Moreover, the 4 Hz caliber has a free-sprung balance with variable inertia, and an automatic-winding system with unidirectional winding. Thanks to the supported twin barrels, it stores around 50 hour’s worth of power reserve. As it is customary for the brand’s movements, this one is also embellished with a wide array of high-end finishes.
The newcomer by Richard Mille is pretty big and its tonneau-shaped case is 50 mm long, 40 mm wide and 16.15 mm thick. Its yellow wristlet is made of rubber and it is fastened by the means of a buckle which is crafted in black DLC treated titanium. Richard Mille RM 011 Yellow Storm can be bought in the brand’s main US stores in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, as well as in other official boutiques throughout North and South America.