Mutaz Essa Barshim is one of the greatest athletes of all time. He clears the bar with such ease, you might think he was dancing in the air, like a bird. It is precisely this synthesis of elegance and performance that drew me to him. <br />
The challenge of creating a watch to go higher, ever higher, strapped to the wrist of such an exceptional individual was tremendously motivating.
Mutaz Essa Barshim is oneof the greatest athletes ofall time. He clears the barwith such ease, you mightthink he was dancing in theair, like a bird. It is preciselythis synthesis of eleganceand performance that drewme to him. The challenge of creating awatch to go higher, everhigher, strapped to the wristof such an exceptionalindividual wastremendously motivating.
High jump Mutaz Barshim
" In competitions, time is a big thing in my profession as high jumper, because only a few hundreths of a second in your timing and approach can make a huge difference. "
Automatic skeletonised winding movement with hours and minutes.
RM 67-02 Mutaz Barshim
Baseplate and bridges
in grade 5 titanium
in Carbon TPT® and white gold.
in grade 5 titanium, DLC treated and hand painted.
Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for bridges and the case
This permits better control of the torque applied to the screws during assembly. These screws are therefore unaffected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly and age well.
Circa 50 hours (+/- 10%).
Quartz TPT® was chosen for the RM 67-02 bezel and caseback. Its remarkable surface displays extremely regular striations, as they are composed of many layers of parallellaments obtained by dividing silica threads.
Quartz fibres are generally used for very high-performance applications due to their resistance to high temperatures, their strength, and their transparency to electromagnetic waves.
These layers, with a maximum thickness of 45 microns, are impregnated with a new purple resin developed specially for Richard Mille. They are then compiled on a special machine that modifies the orientation of thefibres between each layer by 45°.
Once it has been heated to 120°C and subjected to a pressure of 6 bars, the material is then ready to be processed on a CNC machine in Richard Mille’s ProArt case factory.
RM 67-02 Mutaz Barshim
The brand developed this new elastic strap, known as a ‘comfort’ band, especially for watches worn by the athletes of the Richard Mille family. It offers an alternative to Velcro® for even more lightness.
The reinforced elasticity of this entirely seamless and non-slip strap allows it to perfectly t the contours of each wrist, adapting to individual morphology, improving comfort even further.