The Le Mans Classic celebrates the centenary of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans
Unleash your passion, push your limits and cross the finish line after unrivaled technical and athletic performance! These are just some of the similarities between Richard Mille and the legendary biennial Le Mans Classic since they first joined forces in 2002. Richard Mille embodies many motorsport values in his pursuit of extreme performance. In fact, the brand will once again demonstrate its commitment to the sport by appearing at this year’s 11th edition of the Le Mans Classic, which will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Endurance racing is one of the top events in the world. The most prestigious competition.
From June 29th to July 2nd, a large group of classic cars will return to the legendary Le Mans circuit. With around 800 cars on the track, a further 8,500 club cars on display, 150 exhibitors and 1,000 drivers from 30 different countries, and more than 200,000 expected visitors, the It is an unprecedented number since the event was held in 2017. year 2002! Many cars that have won prestigious endurance races or left their mark on their history will be in attendance. A full century of history makes it an event not to be missed. As in previous editions, competing vehicles will be divided into six grids, each representing six flagship eras from 1923 to 1981. Competitors will enter the track with a vintage format start (for the oldest vehicles) or a rolling start.
In addition to the main event, there will be four support races: one for Group C cars, two dedicated to Bentleys and Porsches, and Endurance Legends, which includes cars that have competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans until 2010 , such as the Audi R8, Bentley Speed 8, 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evo and McLaren F1.
Not-to-be-missed attractions include traditional kids-to-grown-up races and a special 24-hour Greatest Cars exhibit at the museum. A total of 90 race-winning or emblematic cars from private collections and museums around the world will also be on display. In addition, the Fédération française des véhicules d’époque (Fédération française des véhicules d’époque) brought together 24 cars to take part in the first endurance race, taking visitors on a journey through time, with Amilcar, Bentley (Bentley), Draghi, Lorraine-Dietrich and Salmsen to name a few.
Richard Mille fake has a long history in the automotive world. With a strong commitment to the racing circuit, supporting teams and drivers, especially women in the sport, it was only natural for the brand to be involved at all levels of the Le Mans Classic from the start. Since 2008, watches have been specially developed for each event, each in the event colours. This edition is no exception, becoming a collectible along with all previous editions.
RM 72-01 LMC limited edition for occasions with green and white quartz TPT®.
The hands of the flyback chronograph are coordinated with each other, echoing the performance of the car that will compete in the double lap of the 13.626-kilometer Le Mans circuit. The 16 on the hour counter is underlined in red, a nod to the traditional start times of enduro racing. Perform well and celebrate victory: each competitor basks in joy as they step over the checkered flag, printed on the titanium dial.
A celebration of technology and elegance, the RM 72-01 LMC features the company’s first flyback chronograph, featuring a patented double oscillating pinion clutch mechanism for maximum performance. The redesigned self-winding movement features hours, minutes, small seconds, date and function indicators and offers a 50-hour power reserve whether the chronograph is in use or not.
An ideal watch for everyday wear, crafted with pure mechanical precision, it is an ambassador for an internationally renowned and legendary race.