Organizers of Les Voiles de St. Barth announced in February that they were forced to cancel the prestigious regatta for a second consecutive year, but Richard Mille is determined to support the event, for which it is the headline partner, by launching an 80-piece limited edition the RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Les Voiles de St Barth.
The watch, says Richard Mille, is “proof of its long-term commitment to one of the world’s leading regattas, through thick and thin!”
Every edition of Les Voiles since it began in 2010 has seen the winner receive a Richard Mille watch.
With no event this year, Richard Mille has decided to donate all proceeds from the sale of one RM 60-01 to local causes in the Caribbean island of St Barths.
The RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Les Voiles de St Barth is specifically designed for sailing regattas and competitions and is bristling with functions that a skipper could need such as a three-dimensional rotating bezel that shows the cardinal points and enables sailors to find their direction without a compass.
It is powered by an automatic-winding movement RMAC2 calibre with 55 hour power reserve.
The dial has a flyback chronograph and oversize date display at 12 o’clock together with a month indicator, 60-minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock and 24-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock.
It is priced at CHF 185,000 plus tax.