Richard Mille Le Mans Classic 2012
6th to 8th juillet
RM 008 LMC Tourbillon Chronograph
and RM 011 LMC Automatic Chronograph
The Watch Quote™ - April 24th, 2012
The next edition of Le Mans Classic will be held from 6th to 8th July 2012. Richard Mille will naturally be there in its capacity as Principal Partner and Official Timekeeper of the competition, which has become one of the world’s most renowned events for vintage cars. To mark the event, the brand is unveiling two limited editions: the RM 008 LMC and the RM 011 LMC. These two technically advanced, high-performance sports watches are a tribute to this outstanding race, which offers a retrospective of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours. Both timepieces have been designed using the same approach developed for the construction of racing cars, where chassis, engine and bodywork are imagined as a coherent whole with the single objective of optimum efficiency.
Richard Mille has been the Principal Partner of Le Mans Classic since its first edition in 2002. This international event on the 13 kilometer long, Le Mans circuit brings over 80 years of motor-racing history back to life, as the cars and drivers who wrote the legend of the world’s most famous race come together on the track. The event immediately became a must for all motor-racing enthusiasts: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 ... each new edition has set new attendance records! Since the very first edition, Richard Mille’s involvement in Le Mans Classic race has reflected its passion for motor racing...from Formula 1, where the quest for the ultimate performance inspires the design of our watches, to vintage racing cars, with their beautifully engineered machinery and hand-crafted bodywork. Richard Mille watches exhibit the same uncompromising aspects that are unnecessary in a racing car. All blend extreme technical prowess and performance; assembled and finished by hand, they are the very quintessence in the finest watchmaking tradition.