This collaboration between Richard Mille and Felipe Massa, which became a deep friendship, is now approaching its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Richard Mille has dedicated a special collection of RM 056 and RM 011 timepieces to Felipe Massa, appropriately named ‘10th Anniversary’. Last week, we introduced the first model, the RM 056. Today, we are presenting the RM 011, the second timepiece in the ‘10th Anniversary’ collection.
The RM 011 is an emblematic model by Richard Mille, named for Felipe Massa from its very conception. The so-called RMAC1, an automatic winding movement, heralds the brand’s first flyback chronograph. Crafted entirely in grade 5 titanium and hand finished, the caliber features an annual calendar, a 60-minute flyback chronograph and a countdown function, assembled for this anniversary edition inside an NTPT® Carbon case, a material unique to Richard Mille, offering remarkable resistance and a unique appearance.
These example of fine watchmaking court superlatives; it also mirrors the exceptional achievements of Felipe himself, who, during his 13-year career, competed in 218 races, 16 of which in pole position, reaching the podium 40 times, including 11 as race winner and in total 1012 points (including his last podium at the Austrian GP in 2015). His career was led mainly at Ferrari and it is the second longest of the Scuderia. Felipe is also the 4th most successful driver ever of the Scuderia.
The RM 011 as well as the RM 056 pieces from the ‘10th Anniversary’ collection are inspired by the driver’s racing colors. So the flanges, transfers, push-pieces, and crowns are bedecked in blue and yellow, whilst Felipe’s logo is subtly placed at 1 o’clock. On the RM 011, the number 19, Felipe’s race number, has been cleverly reworked to suggest a 12 on the sapphire dial. The final flourish on these exceptional models is Felipe’s signature engraved on the reverse.
The ‘10th Anniversary’ collection is very exclusive: just 100 of the RM 011 will be produced.