Chasing time to improve himself, sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk is the perfect muse for a sporty watch RM 67-02 Wayde Van Niekerk by Richard Mille.
The 26-year-old South African sprinter, Wayde Van Niekerk, has an Olympic gold under his belt. He likens himself to the philosophy of Richard Mille. Like the brand, every detail is important for Niekerk and nothing is superfluous.
RM 67-02 Wayde Van Niekerk by Richard Mille
Get, set, go
Extreme wearer comfort was the goal of the watchmakers as they got down to creating the perfect high-performance sports watch. The highlight of the RM 67-02 Wayde Van Niekerk is its case and its strap. The technical aspects of the watch have been developed along side the brand’s sports partners.
The front and back bezels are made from Quartz TPT. This material is composed of layers of parallel filaments of silica threads. Quartz fibres are resistant to high temperatures and electromagnetic waves. The baseplate and bridges are made of grade 5 titanium. In terms of mechanism, it has free sprung balance with variable inertia. The extra flat skeletonised movement give the watch a strong sporty appeal.
Strap it on!
The watch’s strap is a real game changer. The key elements considered here are the ergonomics and wearer comfort. The seamless, non-slip and hyper elastic qualities of the strap allow it to perfectly fit each wrist by adapting to individual morphology. The strap as well as the watch is lightweight, making it the lightest automatic watch in Richard Mille’s collection.
From the wrist of Wayde Van Niekerk to that of every sports lover, RM 67-02 is the symbiosis of atheletic performance and time tracking excellence.