Red rules the roost for Richard Mille


The latest limited edition design from Richard Mille is certain to get heads turning after the company unveiled a striking bold, red ‘TPT quartz’ timepiece.

The RM 011 RED TPT Quartz watch is constructed using a quartz mineral and carbon compound produced by NTPT for mostly boating and racing needs.

Richard Mille, which has rapidly become known for using the composite material in its designs, has worked with the company to develop ways in which it can use the interesting material for watch cases.


It first introduced a TPT quartz cased-watch earlier in 2015 with the limited edition RM 27-02 TPT Quartz Rafael Nadal watch.

But the new RM 011 automatic flyback chronograph calibre, the latest incarnation of its TPT quartz case, is dressed in vibrant red and will be limited to 50 pieces.

“A unique colour in fine watchmaking, the vibrant red colour of the Quartz case redefines the graphic limitations of this material,” the company stated.

Since it was unveiled two years ago, Richard Mille’s NTPT carbon has enabled the Jura-based brand to produce cases and components with exceptional mechanical performances.

Originally developed for the manufacture of racing boat sails, the material finds applications in Formula 1 chassis construction and aeronautics.

Research carried out on red TPT quartz led to the creation of an intense red resin, whose shine is enhanced by the quartz fibre. “The combination of red TPT quartz and black NTPT carbon guarantees the uniqueness of every case, as the machining process randomly reveals the pattern formed when these two materials merge,” the watch brand added.

The grade 5 titanium movement has a power reserve of 55 hours powered by a double barrel system wound by a variable-geometry rotor.

Featuring an oversized date at 12 o’clock, a month display at 4 o’clock and a flyback chronograph with a countdown function, the timepiece marks a fresh new look for the brand.


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