Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille and McLaren Automotive have unveiled their debut collaboration timepiece. Inspired by the designs of the sports cars, the RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph McLaren is limited to 500 pieces globally.
Co-created by McLaren design director Rob Melville and Richard Mille engineer Fabrice Namura, the watch uses new materials and modern craftsmanship. It features a lightweight case made of Carbon TPT and Orange Quartz TPT, while the baseplate and the bridges are made of grade 5 titanium, a highly corrosion-resistant and rigid alloy.
The timepiece’s details echo the design of a McLaren car: its titanium pushers are inspired by the headlights of the McLaren 720S; the titanium inserts adorning the bezel resemble the shape of the iconic McLaren F1’s air-intake snorkel and bear the McLaren logo. The titanium crown is in the shape of a McLaren lightweight wheel. The rubber strap has been specially developed for this watch, and features the McLaren Speedmark logo.