Richard Mille, the watchmaker that counts Rafael Nadal and Bubba Watson among its ambassadors, is furthering its connection to the world of sports with the launch of its first women’s sports watch, the RM 07-04 Automatic Sport.
Richard Mille has also called upon six leading women athletes—racing drivers Aurora Straus and Margot Laffite, golfer Nelly Korda, track and field stars Nafi Thiam and Yuliya Levchenko, and snowboarder Ester Ledecká—to share their experiences as sportspeople in relation to the new timepiece.
The RM 07-04 Automatic Sport took three years to develop. Instead of adapting its existing movements, the manufacture developed a new skeletonised in-house automatic movement, the CRMA8 calibre, with high shock resistance. “We did not take a minimalist approach in this design, we chose an airy movement that revealed its complexity at first glance,” says Cécile Guenat, Creative and Development Director at Richard Mille. “This collection is as much about aesthetics as it is about technicity.”
Built for physically demanding environments, the RM 07-04 Automatic Sport can withstand acceleration of up to 5,000G and weights just 36 grams including its Velcro strap. Richard Mille’s emblematic function selector complication protects the winding stem from stress, and allows the wearer to switch between the neutral, winding and time-setting positions.
This article first appeared on GRAZIA Singapore.