By TLex Richard Mille has produced a limited edition of his titanium dive watch, the RM 028.The 100-piece special edition pays tribute to the international yacht race that takes place in the Caribbean waters surrounding St Barth as shown by the logo on the dial above 8 o'clock.
The RM 028 combines an exceptional case and skeletonized movement that has become the hallmark of all Richard Mille watches with the specific requirements of divers and sailors; adhering to diver's watch ISO norms 6425 with its water resistance of 300 meters (30 ATM) and its unidirectional bezel. The 47mm round case conceals a considerable amount of technical know-how.
Its 300m water resistance is achieved with a three part high-grade titanium case construction and use of 22 torque screws, complete with integrated lugs, which Richard Mille say will prevent any accidental dislodging of the bezel from its case while diving. Its skeletonized automatic movement utilizes a rotor with variable geometry, a major innovation of Richard Mille that allows the level of automatic winding to be adjusted to the user's lifestyle via the setting of two 18K white gold wings.
The RM 028 Les Voiles de St Barth edition is further distinguished by use of bright yellow, a prevalent diving and sailing color, which has been used on the rubber portion of its crown and elapsed dive time scale markings on its divers bezel. The RM 028 comes presented on a yellow rubber strap.