Formula One legend Alain Prost needs no introduction. In fact, I fell in love with Formula One watching him battle it out with Ayrton Senna, who happens to be my favorite racecar driver of all time. In honor of the four-time Formula One World Champion, Richard Mille has unveiled a new 30-piece limited edition tourbillon; however, you’ll be surprised that the timepiece is not themed around Formula One or even mildly hint towards the world motorsports. It turns out than the luxury watchmaker and the French racer share a common passion for cycling. The RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost is Richard Mille’s first watch aimed squarely at the world of cycling.
The striking timepiece is specially designed to sit more easily on the forearm and Prost and Richard Mille worked together to develop watch specifically for cycling. Prost asked for an odometer on the watch, and the watchmaker complied by fitting the RM 70-01 a unique totalizer to track the miles. The mechanical odometer tracks and displays the distance traveled in a titanium window. Richard Mille had to specifically design the tourbillon-equipped movement to take in account the crazy shape of the tonneau case. The watch has 70 hours of power reserve and is ultra-light weight. The baseplate and bridges are made of extremely durable grade 5 titanium. The ultra-limited cyclist watch will be up for sale for $815,000 beginning in December.