This week Richard Mille announced the 2021 RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Les Voiles de St Barth.
The titanium RM 60-01 takes on a round case shape that measures a massive 50 mm x 16.33 mm and is being produced in support of the 2021 edition of Les Voiles regatta — despite the event being canceled this year. Richard Mille is donating all of the proceeds from the sale of the RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Les Voiles de St Barth to local causes on the island.
The RM 028 Les Voiles de St Barth edition was the first watch associated with the St Barth’s Regatta, in 2010, limited to 100 timepieces. That was followed by the RM 60-01 Regatta with 50 pieces editions in both 2015 and 2017. The RM 60-01 is back with a new version for 2021, limited to 80 pieces.
As with past iterations, there’s a countdown timer. This one is unique within the regatta watch niche, in that the countdown display — located in a subdial at 9 o’clock — can read elapsed time 0-60 minutes, as well as remaining time from 60-0. There’s also a 24-hour counter at 6 o’clock, for counting events that exceed 60-minutes.
Richard Mille automatic caliber RMAC2 has a 55-hour power reserve, a flyback chronograph, an oversized date display at 12 o’clock, as well as a month indicator.
The marquee function of the RM 60-01 is the orientation of both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres without any complex calculations required. Simply adjust the central UTC hand so it’s pointing towards the sun, and then rotate the bezel so the local hours are displayed on the bezel. The compass headings North, South, East, and West, are then aligned correctly.
For the first time, the RM 60-01 bezel features Carbon TPT®, which is lightweight, durable, and enhances the sportiness and look of the watch — and provides high contrast to the white, turquoise, red, and yellow markings.
The retail price is $210,000.
Photos by Richard Mille.