McLaren Automotive and Richard
Mille have revealed their first jointly-commissioned timepiece. The RM 11-03
McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph was unveiled at the 88th Geneva
International Motor Show, during a reception hosted by McLaren Automotive CEO,
Mike Flewitt and Richard Mille CEO, Richard Mille. Limited to just 500 pieces
globally and priced at 180,000CHF(Swiss Francs) (Approx Rs 1.24 crore) plus
tax, the watch will be made available mainly to McLaren Ultimate Series
The RM 11-03 McLaren, created
in close collaboration between McLaren Design Director Rob Melville and Richard
Mille Engineer Fabrice Namura, has been in development since McLaren Automotive
and Richard Mille partnered last year, uniting a mutual interest in unique
design, the use of new materials and modern craftsmanship. These influences, as well as design cues taken
from McLaren’s range of luxury sportscars and super cars, are reflected in this
The case of the RM 11-03
McLaren is made of Carbon TPT interlaced with Orange Quartz TPT, resulting in
an extremely resistant and lightweight case while paying tribute to a colour
that is synonymous with McLaren. The Carbon TPT enhances the mechanical
performance of the RM 11-03 and offers resistance to harsh environments.
The titanium pushers fitted to
the Carbon TPT case echo the design of the distinctive headlights of the
McLaren 720S. Titanium inserts, similar in shape to the iconic McLaren F1’s
air-intake snorkel and bearing the McLaren logo, adorn the bezel. The complex
grade 5 titanium crown is shaped like a McLaren lightweight wheel and the
McLaren Speedmark logo is incorporated into the rubber strap specifically
developed for this watch.
The RM 11-03 McLaren features
the automatic RMAC3 calibre mechanism, first launched in 2016, with a flyback
chronograph and 55-hour power reserve.
The instant return of the counter to zero makes it possible to quickly
restart the stopwatch function.
Richard Mille created a
baseplate and bridges for the RM 11-03 McLaren made from PVD-treated grade 5
titanium, enabling the gear train to function effortlessly. The dial features
an annual calendar and oversized date, as well as a 12-hour chronograph and
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