Richard Mille Jean Todt Col­lec­tion

A re­mark­able col­lec­tion ded­i­cated to Jean Todt for his 50-year ca­reer an­niver­sary

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Jean Todt is a French mo­tor­sport ex­ec­u­tive and a good friend of Richard Mille. Hav­ing been in his ca­reer for 50 years, the world-renowned watch­maker has ded­i­cated three mod­els to him, each bear­ing his name and favourite colour.

At Chan­tilly Art & El­e­gance 2016, the brand cel­e­brated along­side the man who wrote the great­est pages of mo­tor­sport his­tory with an amaz­ing Ju­bilee. Jean Todt and Richard Mille have forged a strong friend­ship based on their shared pas­sions: watch­mak­ing, ex­treme tech­nic­ity, and all things automotive. They also ac­knowl­edged their qual­i­ties of be­ing equally ob­ses­sive, de­tail-ori­ented and de­mand­ing in their re­spec­tive fields, as clearly il­lus­trated in this spe­cial se­ries of time­pieces.

The RM11-03 Fly­back Chrono­graph was pre­sented last Septem­ber, a sports watch that is in­spired by au­to­mo­biles and their his­tory of dis­play­ing new vis­ual codes of the brand. It is pow­ered by an ar­chi­tec­tural au­to­matic cal­i­bre in grade 5 ti­ta­nium. The RM 11-03 Jean Todt 50th An­niver­sary edition is pro­tected by a new blue and white Quartz TPTTM cas­ing and is ex­tremely light and re­sis­tant. This Blue Quartz TPTTM is also used for the case of the RM 050 Jean Todt 50th An­niver­sary model. This par­tic­u­lar cal­i­bre houses a split-sec­onds chrono­graph reg­u­lated by a tour­bil­lion. The ex­treme skele­ton­i­sa­tion of the bridges and base­plates is com­bined us­ing ti­ta­nium and car­bon nanofi­bre, mak­ing it ex­tremely light with a weight of 9.5grams. Ex­cep­tional mech­a­nism is also spot­ted in the fi­nal piece of the Jean Todt col­lec­tion: the RM 056 that is housed within a sap­phire case. The con­struc­tion and cur­va­ture re­quire both hu­man in­ge­nu­ity and long ma­chin­ing times to achieve this level of er­gonomics and fin­ish.

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