To mark the start of the Voiles de St Barth last week on 8 April, Swiss luxury watchmaker Richard Mille revealed the RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Limited Edition Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta. Baroque Access has all the details
To mark the start of the ninth annual Les Voiles de St Barth sailing event just off the jetset Caribbean island, which is held every year in collaboration with Richard Mille, the Swiss luxury watchmaker unveiled a new timepiece. The $161,000 RM 60-01 Les Voiles de St. Barth 2018 Limited Edition Automatic Flyback Chronograph Regatta is one of the most expensive-ever regatta watches that is not adorned with gemstones.
Richard Mille is the title sponsor of the Les Voiles de St Barth, which is why the timing of the release was so perfect. The watch is bright yellow and has been created in a very limited edition of just 50 pieces. The 50mm watch case houses the RMAC2 automatic caliber, which is crafted in grade 5 titanium. This powerhouse of a timepiece features flyback chronograph functions that times multiple events as well as an annual calendar with oversized date, running seconds and a coordinated universal time (UTC) function.
Richard Mille timepieces are known for packing a punch, and the wrist watch has many more functions packed into its tiny case. For instance, there’s a bi-directional rotating outer bezel, inner rings and dial offering everything imaginable from indicating the four cardinal points to a graduated degree-scale as well as a 24-hour scale. All of these functions enable the wearer to make navigational calculations and determine the watch’s current location.
Aside from looking stylish and offering so many functions, the new Richard Mille regatta watch makes a trendy statement with its bold yellow accent and coordinated yellow rubber strap. You’ll find the Les Voiles de St Barth logo quite visible on the sapphire case back, and, as the watch is crafted from titanium both inside and out, it’s also very lightweight. This makes it the ideal watch to wear for a day of luxury yacht racing in a regatta.