It’s a fairly common practice for luxury car manufacturers to tie up with high-end watchmakers to come up with a range of co-branded timepieces. But we rarely get to see something similar in the world of two-wheeled motoring, which makes motorcycle-themed watches that much more special. MV Agusta is celebrating its 75th anniversary and it partnered with Swiss watch brand RO-NI to come up with a limited-edition timepiece to mark the occasion. RO-NI is based in St. Moritz, home of the ultimate luxury in the heart of the Swiss Alps, and describes itself as the makers of handmade hyperwatches. The limited-edition watch created for this special occasion is called the RO-NI RMV and it is inspired by MV Agusta’s design language, precision engineering, and the use of advanced materials.
“This extraordinary collaboration with RO-NI is a further important step in the execution of our strategy to develop outstanding partnerships,” MV Agusta Motor CEO Timur Sardarov said. “The aim is to offer MV Agusta branded products of unrivaled quality and international prestige. The RMV may not be for all, as it possibly represents the ultimate luxury in terms of watches, but it perfectly interprets our spirit of excellence and perfection expressed through craftsmanship, beauty, and unequaled performance. The lucky few who will own it will possess a piece of our history and of our soul. Forever.”
Limited to just 75 examples, the RO-NI RMV is crafted out of materials one expects to see on an MV Agusta motorcycle such as titanium, carbon fiber, 7075 aluminum alloy, leather, and Alcantara. The case measures 44.5 x 44.0mm, which houses a skeletonized RS-1 titanium movement with 27 jewels and 144 components. The limited-edition watch is paired with a blue Alcantara strap that matches the color of the bezel. Each timepiece is hand-assembled by a single technician. Nicola Rosa, Founder of RO-NI Watches, said: “This partnership fills us with pride and gives us an opportunity to celebrate a brand that has always been a symbol of success in the art of manufacture. Our technological and artistic DNA naturally drew us towards this ideal alliance. Together we are harnessing time, but our passion always runs free.” The RO-NI RMV is priced at €56,000 (roughly $68,000) and each of the 75 units will be produced on order.
[Via: Ultimate Motorcycling]