RICHARD MILLE "TOURBI LLON
PROTOTYPE YOHAN BLAKE"
FOR ONLY WAT CH
This is the very watch worn by Yohan
Blake at the 2012 London Olympic
Games where he won three medals
and also at the Diamond League in
Lausanne where he won the 100m and
became the second fastest sprinter of all
time over distance, beating his
Fine and unique piece, very light,
tonneau shaped and curved, case
in magnesium WE 54, one-minute
tourbillon at 6 O'clock. Complete with
presentation box and Certificate.
CMade of magnesium WE 54 alloy
with Miarox® treatment. The case is
assembled with 12 spline screws in
grade 5 titanium.
DFLANGE Green flange and crown,
crystal in sapphire with anti-glare
MMOVEMENT Manual winding extra
skeletonised tourbillon with curved
baseplate and bridges.
MAIN FEATURES Baseplate, bridges
and balance clock made of grade
5 titanium, free sprung balance with
variable inertia, fast rotating barrel,
barrel pawl with progressive recoil,
winding barrel teeth and third-wheel
pinion with central involute profile.
OTHER FEATURES Balance in
Glucydur, 2 arms, 4 setting screws,
inertia moment 11.50 mg.cm2, angle
of lift 53°, frequency: 21,600 vph
(3Hz), 19 jewels.
"This prototype, which was worn by Yohan Blake during the London Olympic Games,
created an enormous amount of media attention. It is a unique piece based upon the
RM 038 but adapted to Yohan Blake’s specifications. This watch has experienced the
joy of the podium and shared the spotlight with the gold and silver medals won by
Yohan. It is truly a piece of historic importance." said Richard Mille
By placing a tourbillon watch on Yohan Blake's wrist during the Olympic
Games- a first in the history of sprinting- the brand was able to test the resilience
of this exceptional and unique piece in extreme conditions, assessing its performance
and comfort when faced with typical racing constraints. The Richard Mille brand has
been a dedicated and unwavering supporter of Only Watch since its creation and
chose to donate on this occasion a unique piece full of history which accompanied
the great champion in 2012.
MANU FACTURIN G
Achieving excellence implied setting up a structure
capable of fulfilling Richard Mille's needs in term of
development. Horometrie Sa was created by Richard
Mille and Dominique Guenat, in Les Breuleux, a
village close to the watchmaking towns La Chaux-de-
Fonds et Le Locle. Founded by the two friends this
company forces with Montres Valgine, a company
created by Guenat Family more than a century before.
Horometrie and Valgine have since combined their
efforts and skill base to perfect the production,
coordination, maintenance and distribution of Richard
Mille all over the world. The new Richard Mille watch
cases factory, Proart, opened in April 2013. RM watch
cases as well as certain movement components,
including baseplates and bridges, will be fashioned on
this site which will be a truly exceptional factory for exceptional products.