The sixth edition the Caribbean’s finest sailing race, Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2015, will get underway on April 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. Over 1,000 yachtsmen and women of 20 different nationalities, including some of the biggest names in sailing such as Loïc Peyron and Terry Hutchinson, will compete during a week.
A principal partner since the event was established, Richard Mille unveils a special series of RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronographs bedecked in competition colors for the 2015 Voiles de Saint Barth.
The timepiece is driven by the RM 60-01, an automatic flyback chronograph caliber in grade 5 titanium, which facilitates navigation thanks to its unique rotating bezel featuring a wind rose and a graduated 360° 24-hour disc. Its operating principle relies on two key pieces of data: the local time and the position of the sun in the sky. By simply pointing the UTC hand at the sun and adjusting the local time on the bezel, the latter will indicate the compass points in both the northern and southern hemispheres without the need for any additional calculation.
Specifically designed for competitive sailing, the RM 60-01 Voiles de Saint Barth features UTC functions and a countdown timer as well as a patented locking crown and pushers, all of which illustrate the level of development attained by Richard Mille in this timepiece intended for skippers.
The RM 60-01 Voiles de Saint Barth will be produced in a limited edition of just 50 timepieces, available exclusively in North and South America.