Richard Mille’s new RM-72-01 Le Mans Classic is a $335,000 limited edition watch that celebrates the 100th anniversary of 24 Hours of Le Mans

Richard Mille has released a new limited edition flyback chronograph to celebrate the 100 years of 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance racing. The timepiece also honors the biennial Le Mans Classic, a vintage racing event that will be held on the same Circuit de la Sarthe racetrack from June 29th to July 2nd. In fact, Richard Mille has been a partner of the Le Mans Classic since it started in 2002 and had been producing a special version for the event since 2008. Aptly named the RM 72-01 Le Mans Classic, the celebratory timepiece is a special iteration of the watchmaker’s RM 72-01 Flyback Chronograph. The exclusive timepiece wears a beautiful color scheme that combines green and white, the official hues of the event.

The limited edition features a white and green Quartz TPT case along with a matching white colored rubber strap. The signature tonneau-shaped case measures 38.4mm x 11.68mm x 47.34mm. The watch is mechanically identical to all the iterations of RM 72-01 we’ve seen so far. The green and white color combination is continued on the skeletonized dial. Furthermore, the date marker and a special Le Mans Classic logo feature chequered flag designs, while the “16” marking on the hour counter is highlighted in red.

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Inside the case is the in-house CRMC-1 caliber, Richard Mille’s first flyback chronograph movement. Ticking at 4Hz, the movement is equipped with essential functions, including a 24-hour chronograph and a big date display, and offers 50 hours of power reserve. The movement can be seen through the limited edition’s transparent sapphire crystal caseback.

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Limited to just 150 units, Richard Mille’s RM-72-01 Le Mans Classic watch can be yours for $335,000. You might remember that Rolex also released a special edition timepiece this year as a tribute to the toughest endurance race in the world. The timepieces with etched casebacks were given to the winning drivers.

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