Watchmaker Richard Mille has announced a new partnership with the third Spa Classic in Belgium and will be releasing a limited edition watch in recognition of the event.
Richard Mille will mark the occasion by releasing an RM 011 Spa Classic, a limited edition of 50 pieces. The automatic caliber is equipped with a flyback chronograph with countdown timer, an annual calendar and a rotor with variable geometry. The colors of the event are featured on the blue carbon fiber upper flange and the red and white lower flange. The Spa Classic logo at 12 o’clock, together with the red and white chronograph dials, contrast with the skeleton movement in PVD-treated grade 5 titanium. For this special edition, the entire case has been microblasted, the case-middle columns polished, and the pusher covers treated with DLC.
The third Spa Classic will take place in Belgium May 24-26 on the prestigious Spa-Francorchamps circuit. This is the first year that Richard Mille will be the Official Partner and Timekeeper of this exceptional sporting event.
In 1921, the Spa track was designed to be one of the fastest and most spectacular tracks in the world. It has changed over the years, going from 8.8 miles (14,120 km) to 4.3 miles (7,004 km) and now features 15 corners, including the famous Raidillon-Eau Rouge where F1 drivers pass at speeds approaching 190 mph trough a barely visible sequence of corners.
This rolling track will host a spectacular competition, which pits motoring enthusiasts against each other in a range of categories: the two CER groups, the Group C, the Sixties’ Endurance, the Trofeo Nastro Rosso, the Spa-Classic Jubilee (open to Porsche 911 cars in celebration of the model’s 50th birthday), the Historic Formula 2 championship, and two Touring grids recalling the glorious 24 Hours of Francorchamps race.
After Le Mans, Imola and Pau, the legendary Spa-Francorchamps is the latest track to fly the Richard Mille colours for this unmissable motorsports event.
Technical specifications of the RM 011 SPA CLASSIC:
- Caliber RMAC1: automatic movement with hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer, annual calendar
- Dimensions: 50 mm x 40 mm x 16.15 mm
- Thickness: 6.35 mm
- Number of jewels: 62
- Glucydur balance wheel with 4 arms, moment of inertia 4.8 mg.cm2, lever angle 53°
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Limited edition of 50 pieces