Richard Mille Regatta Watch Marks Voiles de St. Barth

By Paul Joseph

Swiss luxury watchmaker Richard Mille has launched a new regatta timepiece to mark the start of the ninth annual edition of the Les Voiles de St. Barth sailing competition in the Caribbean.

Called the RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Limited Edition Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta, it is one of the most expensive non-gemstone-studded regatta watches to date and the brand will only make 50 versions of it.

Available only in bright yellow, the timepiece is powered by the RMAC2 automatic caliber, which is crafted in grade-5 titanium. It offers flyback chronograph functions for timing multiple events, annual calendar with oversize date, running seconds and coordinated universal time (UTC) function.

The watch also offers wearers the ability to make navigational calculations and determine their location thanks to its bi-directional rotating outer bezel, along with the inner rings and dial, which displays everything from indication of the four cardinal points and a graduated degree- and 24-hour scale.

The RM 60-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta 2018 watch will only be sold in the Americas with a price tag of $161,000.

Richard Mille was founded in 2001.

By Paul Joseph