Richard Mille’s two new ambassadors are getting sport watches inspired by them and their respective sports. Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim is behind the Richard Mille RM 67-02 High Jump while Wayde van Niekerk, the South African track and field sprinter is honored with the RM 67-02 Sprint.
Both watches are newer versions of the Richard Mille RM 67-01 and use the same movement as the earlier watch, but package it in different cases that are suited to the sports they are associated with.
A weight of just 32 gms makes them ideal as sport watches. They are also the lightest automatic creations to emerge from Richard Mille.
The lightness is achieved thanks to ultralight materials like Quartz TPT which comprised the colorful top and back sections of the case.
The middle of the case is Carbon TPT while the screws used to secure the case, as well as the base plates and bridges, are made out of Grade 5 titanium.
A case diameter of 38.7mm and 47.5mm lug to lug width makes these watches quite small. They are also pretty thin with a thickness of just 7.8mm.
The movement is a CRMA7, a skeletonized self-winding movement made mostly out of titanium with elements of Carbon TPT and even gold.
The watches are pretty much identical except for color. High jump sports the colors of the Qatari flag while Sprint features the South African flag’s hues.