After the launch of the incredible F1-inspired RM 50-03 timepiece last year, the partnership between Richard Mille and McLaren has spawned another watch which was recently unveiled at the 88th Geneva Motor Show. Called the Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph, the new watch marks the partnership’s extension to road cars with it being the first McLaren automotive-inspired piece. Limited to just 500 examples, the special edition watch will be made available initially to McLaren Ultimate Series buyers. Based on the facelifted version of the watchmaker’s acclaimed RM 11-03 chronograph, the McLaren edition features high technology materials and design touches inspired by iconic cars by the British automaker.
The watch is a joint effort of McLaren Design Director Rob Melville and Richard Mille Engineer Fabrice Namura. The case is made of Carbon TPT interwoven with Quartz TPT in the color of iconic McLaren orange. In terms of special design touches, the titanium inserts are shaped in the form McLaren F1’s air-intake snorkels while the titanium pushers are designed to look like the headlights of the 720S. In addition to that, the complex grade 5 titanium crown is shaped like a McLaren wheel. The automatic RMAC3 caliber movement, which was first launched in 2016, powers the watch and features a flyback chronograph and 55-hour power reserve. The special edition arrives on an orange or a black rubber strap with McLaren’s Speedmark logo incorporated as a design pattern. With a price tag of $191,500, the Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren is priced close to the limited edition the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S watch – another brilliant timepiece inspired by the Lamborghini Aventador supercar.