Richard Mille’s RM 59-01 Yohan Blake tourbillon watch is a testament to two world class champions.
The 23-year-old Jamaican Yohan Blake aka “THE BEAST”, is a record breaker. Last August in Lausanne, he won the 100 meters in just 9.69 seconds, running at a speed of 37.15 km/h. This record breaking marvel was also a multiple medalist at the London Olympics in 2012, and is one of the world’s fastest sprinters.
Yohan Blake worked with Richard Mille to develop a special caliber watch designed for sprinters the world over. Yohan Blake ran wearing Richard Mille’s tourbillon prototype watch, providing a real-life testing ground, which enabled Richard Mille’s engineers to define the specifications of a watch specifically designed for athletes. The RM59-01 Yohan Blake is an aerodynamic, ergonomic and high-performance tourbillon watch featuring a very original structure that meets all the requirements of the sprinter and the brand.
The RM 59-01 is equipped with a skeleton, manually wound tourbillon movement, with an oscillatingrate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of circa 48 hours. It offers an optimal performance/regularity/power reserve ratio, provided by the combination of grade 5 titanium with anticorodal aluminum Pb109, optimized going train and a variable inertia balance.
Its extremely dynamic bridges that span the movement and evoke the claws of the ”The Beast”, make the RM 59-01 a winning first impression. Machined from anticorodal aluminum Pb109, an alloy of aluminum, magnesium, silicon and lead support the tourbillon carriage and center-wheel pinion while consolidating the grade 5 titanium base plate assembly with the case. They are also eloxed (through anodic oxidation) and hand-painted in green and yellow, two colors that also appear on the aluminum flange in tribute to the Jamaican flag, and in honor of Yohan Blake.
The highly innovative case of the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake is a new interpretation of the tonneau shaped design favored by Richard Mille. It features a surprising thickness and tapering extension between 2 and 5 o’clock, which prevents any rubbing of the torque-limiting crown against Yohan Blake’s
wrist, making it extremely comfortable to wear. It is made from a translucent composite injected with carbon nanotubes.
The full complexity of the caliber can be admired through the case.
The RM 59-01’s design and architecture reflect the personality of the sprinter Yohan Blake, while its performance and unexpected innovations highlight the ambition of Richard Mille to propose ever-more technical and spectacular products. The RM 59-01 Yohan Blake tourbillon watch possesses a
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powerful identity that compels its recognition as a remarkable piece in the Richard Mille collection and is available in a limited edition of 50 timepieces.