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Watches January, 31 2013

Richard Mille RM 59-01 Tourbillon for Yohan Blake

Richard Mille introduces the RM 59-01 Tourbillon, a watch designed for Yohan Blake aka ‘The Beast”. Yohan Blake offered real life testing group to develop a special caliber for sprinters, resulting in an aerodynamic and high performance watch.

The RM 59-01 features a skeletonised, manually wound tourbillion movement with an oscillating rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The casing is made from a translucent composite injected with carbon nanotubes, making it fit for constant activity. Handpainted in Jamaica’s signature yellow and green, the watch is available in a limited edition of 50 pieces for $620,000.

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