Richard Mille has created a watch to help raise funds for American golfer Bubba Watson’s charity drive.
Watson, who has been a Richard Mille ambassador since last year, has been running a campaign to get people to help out their local charities.
As an example he has launched his own personal project, called Bubba & Friends Drive to a Million, to raise US$1million for charities close to his heart.
The project has already raised US$790,470 and Richard Mille is now stepping in to help the project hit its target by donating 10% of the proceeds of four specially created watches.
The watches have been dubbed Tourbillon RM 038 Bubba Watson Victory Watch, and three of the four made will be sold while the fourth will be presented to Watson as a keepsake.
The watches are Standard RM 038 timepieces personalised to Watson with his signature on the sapphire case back and the choice of green for the border of the dial to reference a golfing green.
The RM 038 contains a skeletonised, manually wound, tourbillon caliber. The baseplate, bridges and balance cock are made of grade 5 titanium, giving the whole assembly rigidity and surface flatness. The fast rotating barrel enables periodic internal mainspring adhesion to be considerably reduced, enhancing its performance.The case is crafted from a robust and lightweight alloy called magnesium WE 54, which has undergone an electro-plasma oxidation treatment called Miarox to improve the metal’s durability and resistance.