In order to benefit “Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million” charity project, Richard Mille created four exclusive pieces of RM038 Bubba Watson Tourbillon “Victory Watch”. Three ultra-luxury timepieces will be sold and 10 percents of proceeds will help the golfer’s charitable activities. The renowned watchmaker will present the fourth piece to Watson, marking their successful partnership.
The “Victory Watch” comes with standard features of the last year’s RM 038 model, with the exception of the Watson’s signature on a sapphire crystal case-back, as well as a green flange of a skeletonized dial, which references a golfing green. Bubba & Friends charity project has achieved almost $800,000 so far and selling of these luxuries sport pieces could help them reaching the final goal of $1 million this year. When a watch costs over half a million, ten percents is a lot of money.
The RM 038 houses an ultra-light skeletonized, hand-winding mechanism, with a baseplate, bridges and a balance cock, made of grade 5 titanium, providing a strong platform, as well as precise surface flatness for optimum gear train function. Thanks to its fast rotating barrel, periodic internal mainspring adhesion is highly decreased, which enhances its performances. This high-end tourbillon mechanism with the power-reserve of 48 hours is completely revealed through sapphire crystal glass on both sides of the case.
This high-tech sport watch comes with the masculine tonneau case that measures 48mm x 39.70mm. Besides its robust dimensions, the case is just 12.80mm thick and it is ultra-light, thanks to the use of a special material that went through delicate machining processes. It is light alloy, called Magnesium-Aluminium AZ91 (magnesium 90% and aluminium 8.9%), that gives the case extreme hardness, as well as scratch and corrosion resistance.
The fact that Bubba Watson wore the RM 038 watch during golfing tournaments he won, testifies about its highly comfortable construction and extreme lightness. This sophisticated material is also used in aerospace, automotive industries and medical sector. The case is assembled with 12 spline screws, crafted in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers, made of 316L stainless steel.