Earlier this year, Bulgari won the title for the thinnest watch with its Octo Finissimo Ultra, measuring just 1.8 mm in thickness but there’s a new record-holder in town. That crown has now been taken away by the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari with its 51mm diameter x 39mm length x 1.75mm thickness case. Designed in collaboration with Ferrari team and following countless prototypes the watch took more than 6,000 hours to develop and test.
The all-new RM UP-01 Ferrari features a rounded rectangular shape case crafted completely from lightweight Grade 5 Titanium, a material offering great lightness combined with levels of resistance. A futuristic dial layout beautifully displays Ferrari’s prancing horse, while the caseback and bezel are satin-finished, with polished bevels.
Inside the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari is the ultra-thin Caliber RMUP-01 beating at 28’800 vph (4 Hz) with 45h of power reserve, which was developed in collaboration with the laboratories of Audemars Piguet Le Locle.
Limited to just 150 pieces worldwide the RM UP-01 Ferrari is priced at a cool CHF 1,700,000 (approx. $1,888,000). If you want to get your hands on one, you’ll have to be quick!
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