The 50-03’s biggest bragging right is that it weighs 38 grams, which works out to 1.34 ounces, strap included. Hence, Richard Mille dubs its McLaren-themed watch “world’s lightest split-seconds tourbillon chronograph.”
In keeping with the Formula 1 theme, the watch uses high-tech materials such as TPT Carbon, titanium, as well as something called Graph TPT. “Wait, what?” I am much obliged to tell you that TPT means Thin Ply Technology, whereas Graph stands for an ultra-light resin that contains graphene. If you want a word to describe this watch, my suggestion is “masterpiece.”
To make the ownership experience that bit more special, the 50-03 employs hollow pushers that resemble the sidepods of the McLaren MP4-31. The torque-limiting crown takes inspiration from the wheel design of the car.
Richard Mille has yet to announce the pricing for the RM 50-03 McLaren tourbillion, but chances are us mortals can’t afford it. Its predecessor (RM 50-02 ACJ) went for $1,050,000, whereas the RM 50-01 G Sensor Lotus F1 Team Romain Grosjean used to retail for $740,000 or thereabout. In other words, prepare more than $1 million for the opportunity of owning a 50-03.
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