The watch that put Richard Mille on the fast track to greatness

The watch that put Richard Mille on the fast track to greatness

Go for bold

Created in honour of two Olympic athletes, these latest additions to Richard Mille’s impressive stable of timekeeping creations presents two bright and bold timepieces in shades of green and yellow as well as crimson, with wisps of white detailing. The design of the new RM 67-02 Extraflat Automatic is based on the flattest case Richard Mille has ever produced, the RM 67-01. Each timepiece was meticulously created based on two iconic sports heroes: Olympic Gold medallist and record-breaking sprinter Wayde van Niekerk and high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim, who also happens to be the newest partner of the brand.

In addition to the sleek design, both timepieces are also shock resistant as well as ultra-light, making it ideal for any high intensity activities. Weighing in at just 32g on the wrist, the RM 67-02 is the lightest automatic timepiece to have ever been produced by the manufacture. The cases have been constructed out of Quartz TPT, a composite material renowned for its durability and heat-resistance, while the case bands feature Carbon TPT, which adds to the lightweight nature of the watch. Housed inside the 7.8mm slim case is Calibre CRMA7, a skeletonised automatic winding movement that comes with an impressive 50 hours’ power reserve. Never one to skimp on the nitty-gritty, the baseplate and bridge components that were made using grade five titanium with a DLC treatment have also been satin-finished, microblasted and bevelled by hand.


The RM 67-02 boasts a fastrotating barrel, providing five hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours. It increases performance through the diminishing of the phenomenon of periodic internal mainspring adhesion as well as achieves an excellent mainspring delta curve.


The RM 67-02 is now fitted with a new highly elastic comfort strap that is entirely seamless and non-slip, allowing it adapt to individual morphology. This lightweight strap has also helped to lighten the model to just 32g, making the RM 67-02 the lightest automatic watch of the Richard Mille collection.


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