In honour of Jean Todt, which this year celebrates 50 years of career in the automotive world, Richard Mille for sale cheapest is introducing three new models dedicated to his close friend, a man who wrote exceptional pages of motorsport history.
The first timepiece is the RM 11-03 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary which maintains the new design codes introduced last September with the RM 11-03 Flyback Chronograph.
Powered by an architectural automatic calibre in grade 5 titanium, the RM 11-03 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary is protected by a new blue and white Quartz TPT case.
Extremely resistant and light, this composite is obtained by stacking 600 layers of silica only 45 microns thick, which are then impregnated with an exclusive Richard Mille blue resin. The assembly is then heated to 120 °C before being machined.
Blue Quartz TPT is also used for the case of the RM 050 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary. This calibre houses a split-seconds chronograph regulated by a tourbillon.
The extreme skeletonisation of the bridges and baseplate, combined with the use of titanium and carbon nanofibre made it possible to obtain a particularly light movement, weighing only 9.5 grams while offering exceptional performance.
The same mechanism of the RM 050 also animates the final piece of the Jean Todt collection: the RM 056, which is housed in a sapphire case.
Its construction and curvature require very long machining times. To achieve this level of finish, each case required no less than 1,000 hours of machining, including 430 hours devoted to grinding and 350 hours of polishing.