Debuting at SIHH, Richard Mille’s RM 050 Tourbillon Split Seconds Competition Chronograph Felipe Massa is a special a limited edition creation of just of 10 pieces.
The new design boasts a manual winding tourbillon movement caliber RMCC1 with hours, minutes, chronograph, split seconds, power reserve, torque indicator and function indicator.
The split seconds Competition Chronograph RM 050 Felipe Massa represents a new movement development that takes all the best characteristics of the original RM 008 but with new advancements. The engineers at Richard Mille began by researching every possible manner to lower the movement weight by 20%, the equivalent of 10 grams, making the total movement weight a mere 9.5 grams.
Its case is composed of polymer composite injected with carbon nanotubes, which are much more resistant to shocks than carbon fiber. Further development of the caliber with its skeletonized baseplate and bridges as well as innovative movement designs meant the creation of more than 400 new parts for the caliber.
The new split seconds Competition Chronograph RM 050 Felipe Massa represents the ultimate in split seconds timing for the 21st century and beyond. This watch will be worn by Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa of Team Ferrari during all races this season.