Richard Mille unveiled at the 2019 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix alongside Finnish racing legend Kimi Räikkönen a brand-new timepiece, the RM 50-04 Kimi Räikkönen. The piece pays homage to the “Iceman” and his team: Alfa Romeo Racing Team.The timepiece comes housed in a 44.5mm in diameter and 16.1mm high case rendered in a mix of Carbon TPT and Quartz TPT, made by North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT), a Swiss lightweight composite specialist.
Inside a movement that weighs just seven grams, the Calibre RM50-03, a 30-minute split-seconds chronograph, a tourbillon, a power reserve indicator (max is ~70 hours). Tested in-house to survive impacts up to 5,000 g’s.
Limited to just 30 pieces it is available exclusively at Richard Mille boutiques worldwide for an eye-watering $1,063,000.
‘We in Finland are known for our “guts” and determination. We even have a word for it – “sisu”. We have it in our stomachs. It’s what gets us past the finishing line, despite the odds. In my sport, however, sisu is not enough. I have to rely on high-performance technology and team-work – the kind I’ve come to appreciate since joining the Alfa Romeo Racing Team. Most of all, though, there has to be sheer passion! Richard Mille has powered his own engine for years with all three of these,– guts, technological prowess and above all fun. That’s why I am more than happy to be at the wheel with the ground-breaking RM 50-04 on my wrist.’
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