Richard Mille participates in Felipe Massa 10th Anniversary Series

Richard Mille Replica Watch 511.04BH.91-1 RM 011 Lotus F1 Team-Romain Grosjean

Richard Mille launches two limited edition Felipe Massa watches – RM 056 and RM 011

Felipe Massa is certainly one of Richard Mille’s oldest ambassadors. .Since 2004, the famous Formula One drivers in the teeing area have been wearing Richard Mille watches in every F1 Grand Prix. This year, the Swiss watchmaker celebrated the 10th anniversary of the collaboration between Richard Miller and Massa with a collection dedicated to RM 056 and RM 011 watches dedicated to Brazilian Formula One drivers who currently drive Williams.

In a 10-year collaboration, Felipe Massa has tested many Richard Mille watches, including some of the brand ’s most famous models, such as RM 011 and RM056. On the tenth anniversary, Richard Mille reviewed the racing models of the two watches Felipe Massa racing colors-yellow and blue.

Richard Mille’s RM 056 tourbillon incorporates the brand’s most exciting and innovative technology. The Tier 5 titanium movement is composed of more than 500 independent components and brings one of the most sophisticated complications: the second hand chronograph. The movement also has power reserve indicator, torque and function selector. The torque indicator optimizes the timing function of the movement by providing information about the spring tension, thereby avoiding the risk of winding.

The function selector is inspired by the car’s gearbox, so that the wearer can see the winding, neutral and manual setting positions when pulling out the crown. Each position is indicated by a red pointer at 4 o’clock. The movement itself was inspired by the RM008 tourbillon movement and the second hand chronograph released in 2004. The weight of RM056 is reduced by 20%, and the weight is less than 10 grams. This is achieved by reprocessing more than 400 individual parts of the original movement and optimizing them to the greatest extent possible.

Richard Mille RM 056 Massa 10th Anniversary Edition uses a sapphire case, which represents a challenge for itself. Processing sapphire is a very complicated process, in this case, it takes more than 1,000 hours of working time in each case. This is the combination of 430 hours of filing and 350 hours of bezel, the middle of the case and the back cover of the case.

The Richard Mille RM 011 Massa is the 10th anniversary collection in the second film. The watch is powered by RMAC manual winding mechanical movement, which is the brand’s first flyback chronograph. A pusher located between 4 and 5 o’clock allows the wearer to reset the running chronograph without interrupting the mechanism. The button between 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock is used to start or stop the timing function, while the flyback function allows continuous reset at will.

The movement is entirely made of grade 5 titanium and is decorated by hand in the spirit of a high-quality watch. The movement has an annual calendar, a 60-minute flyback chronograph and countdown function. In addition, the semi-instantaneous month display of the watch with Arabic numerals is located between 4 and 5 o’clock.

This watch replica uses an NTPT carbon fiber case, which is Richard Mille’s proprietary material. This particular type of carbon is characterized by its extremely regular surface relief due to multiple layers of parallel filaments (maximum thickness of each layer is 30 microns) obtained by dividing carbon fibers. The dial reveals some subtle changes to the iconic RM 011. For example, Felipe Massa’s competition number 19 has been incorporated into the design instead of 12 on the sapphire dial. In addition, the signature of Felipe Massa is engraved on the back cover of the sapphire crystal.