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Introducing The Richard Mille RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Räikkönen Limited Editon

Introducing The Richard Mille RM 50-04 Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Räikkönen Limited Editon

Fast Take

Doing as they are wont to do, Richard Mille has declared another association with Finnish hustling legend Kimi Räikkönen. Remembered for this declaration is another restricted version watch, the Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Räikkönen (otherwise known as the RM 50-04). It is, as you would expect, a watch befitting an automated superhuman driver actually pursuing the platform in the most innovatively progressed hustling arrangement on earth. A confounding blend of cutting edge materials, complex designing and front line watchmaking, the RM 50-04 is simply so very Richard Mille. And you realize it has the sticker price to match. 

With a pale white/cream 44.5mm case delivered in a blend of Carbon TPT and Quartz TPT, the hand-wound RM 50-04 games a 30-minute split-seconds chronograph, a tourbillon, a force hold marker (max is ~70 hours), and signs for both capacity and force. The entirety of this is upheld by the fresh out of the box new’s skeletonized RM50-03 development, which is fabricated utilizing Carbon TPT and titanium. Tried by Richard Mille to withstand stuns up to 5000 g, this wild development gauges 7 grams. For reference, an American quarter weighs 5.67 grams (for my kindred Canadians, a Toonie gauges a nearer 6.92 grams). 

Starting Thoughts

With plans to formally report the watch and their new association with Räikkönen at the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix (this coming end of the week), the RM 50-04 conveys a red colorway to interface with Räikkönen’s present situation in the Alfa Romeo Racing Team, and the dial includes a larger than usual “7” hour marker, as this is the quantity of Räikkönen’s vehicle. A genuine legend in Formula 1, and furthermore Finland’s Sports Ambassador since 2017, Räikkönen’, who is otherwise called “Iceman” because of his apathetic and hyper-centered demeanor, appears to be both a solid fit for Richard Mille and a decent wrist for a watch like this. 

Limited to only 30 pieces at an eye-watering (yet not actually amazing) cost of $1,063,000, this is one more uncontrollably cool watch from Richard Mille. The RM 50-04, as an item, is a pricey and rather senseless exercise in marking and advertising, so restricted thus costly that it just scarcely qualifies as an item per se. From my point of view, one that is all around established in open steel sport watches and by and large non-extravagant things, I consider these To be as the supercars of the watch-world: Wonderfully present day and unpredictably planned avante garde articulations of an item that was initially intended to suit a need or purpose. 

While I don’t require or at any point intend to have a Richard Mille to call my own (nor any authentic dreams to obtain a reasonable blending from the car world), I like that the brand exists and that they make watches like the RM 50-04. We are human and not all things need to be commonsense. Some of the time things can be about articulation, fun, interest, insight, or even the unquantifiable need to discover the cutoff points inside a given classification. Inside that point of view, the RM 50-04 conveys a comparative relationship to the overall thought of a watch, as a Formula One vehicle does to the possibility of the auto. Truth be told, the most down to earth part of this entire story might be the Iceman himself. 

The Basics

Brand: Richard Mille
Model: Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph Kimi Räikkönen
Reference Number: RM 50-04

Diameter: 44.50mm
Thickness: 16.10mm
Case Material: Quartz TPT and Carbon TPT
Dial Color: Black and red
Lume: Yes
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Textile

The Movement

Caliber: Caliber RM50-03
Functions: Hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph, power hold, force sign, work sign, tourbillon.
Diameter: 31.1 x 31.15mm
Thickness: 9.92mm
Power Reserve: 70 Hours
Winding: Manual
Frequency: 21,600 vph
Jewels: 43
Additional Details: Free-sprung balance, quick turning barrel for more precise performance. 

Valuing & Availability

Price: $1,063,000
Availability: Via Richard Mille stores worldwide
Limited Edition: 30 pieces

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