A few days ago, we speculated about the mysterious sprinter that was going to wear a new RM ultra-light tourbillon watch during the race at the 2012 Olympics. The sprinter was not yet officially presented as the new brand’s ambassador (due to Olympics policy), but his name is not a secret anymore. As we had previously suspected, it was the 22-year old Jamaican sprinter, Yohan Blake, who wore the latest Richard Mille’s masterpiece while running for his first Olympic silver.
Due to Olympic Games rules, the sprinter’s name cannot be revealed until three days after the closing ceremony. Thus, the renowned watchmaker did not reveal details about the new timepiece, but we can tell it is a reminiscent of a Bubba Watson’s RM038 timepiece. It comes in Jamaican national colors (yellow, green and black), with a Velcro strap and an ultra-light body (something that became widely popular at the wrist of Rafael Nadal).
There is no doubt that Yohan Blake will be a great ambassador for the luxurious watch manufacturer. Beside the biggest star of Jamaican sport, the Hublot’s ambassador and his training partner, Usain Bolt, he is presently the fastest man on the planet. Although he beat Bolt at the Jamaican trials in July, the greatest sprinter in history confirmed his status in the epic 100m sprint finals at the 2012 Olympic Games, by defending his Olympic title. Blake finished second, with his personal best of 9.75 seconds. Bolt’s 9.63 seconds (just 0.05 seconds slower than his own staggering world record), was a new Olympic best and capped a race in which seven men went under 10 seconds, with only injured Asafa Powell failing to break that mark.