INTRODUCING: The Richard Mille RM 50-04 Kimi Räikkönen

Richard Mille RM50-04 Kimi RäikkönenHorological heavyweight Richard Mille has just unveiled their latest limited edition masterpiece, the Richard Mille RM 50-04 Kimi Räikkönen, and there’s only one thing we can say … Bwoah! In typical fashion only to be expected of Richard Mille, the RM 50-04 is an incredibly complicated and quite frankly wonderful timepiece, designed for the one and only “Iceman” of the Formula 1 paddock, Mr Kimi-Matias Räikkönen. The RM 50-04 also celebrates the watchmaker’s affiliation with Alfa Romeo’s Formula 1 Racing Team, which Räikkönen has been a part of since signing with the Swiss race team in 2018. As a result, the new RM 50-04 not only shares the same colour scheme as Räikkönen’s C38 Formula 1 car, but the same technological design philosophy and attention to detail. For example, the bezel and caseback of the new timepiece is fashioned from a substance known only as Quartz TPT. It’s produced by interlaying no less than 600 layers of silicon, each 45 microns thick, and then impregnating said layers with a white matrix, before placing it all in something called an autoclave and heating it to a sweltering 120 Celsius. According to Richard Mille, the benefits of utilising this material are profound,…

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