Amidst the excitement and adrenaline filled atmosphere of the Geneva International Motor Show, was an announcement that we have all been waiting to here. A year after announcing their collaboration, borne from a mutual appreciation for unique designs, superior craftsmanship and the use of innovative materials, horological wunderkind Richard Mille and automotive superpower McLaren finally unveiled their second collaborative timepiece.
The RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph is a testament to the unrivalled excellence of both Richard Mille and McLaren in the areas of technology and artistry. Designed by Richard Mille engineer Fabrice Namura in collaboration with McLaren Design Director Rob Melville, the RM 11-03 McLaren draws inspiration from the McLaren 720S, and replicates the super car’s smooth curves and functional form.
Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren
The case of the RM 11-03 McLaren is crafted from specially designed extremely lightweight Carbon TPT combined with an exclusive Orange Quartz TPT to replicate the McLaren signature orange colour.
The in-house Richard Mille Calibre RMAC3 has a skeletonized movement, and a flyback chronograph, which makes it possible to restart the stopwatch function instantaneously, a necessity in the face-paced world of motor racing.
The McLaren 720S makes its influence felt in the titanium pushers fitted on the case, which are reminiscent of the headlights of the car, and the grade 5 titanium crown, which resembles a lightweight McLaren wheel.
The RM 11-03 McLaren has a 55 hour power reserve and comes with a rubber strap which was specifically designed for the timepiece. The strap bears the McLaren Speedmark logo and the watch features an oversize date and month display.
As a limited edition of just 500 pieces, which will be first offered only to clients of the McLaren Ultimate Series, this watch is sure to get the hearts of everyone racing fan with an inexplicable need for speed, racing.
As an added touch of decadence, the McLaren Ultimate Series customers will be able to get their RM 11-03 McLaren caseback personalized with a number inscription from 1 to 500, matching the number of their McLaren Ultimate Series.
We at HOT are willing to bet that every piece of the RM 11-03 McLaren will be spoken for before the echo of the starting pistol dies away!