Over 1,000 yachtsmen and women of 20 different nationalities—including some of the biggest names in sailing such as Loïc Peyron and Terry Hutchinson—will compete during a week of racing in an electric atmosphere! The regattas around the island of St. Barts are a dream opportunity to see the world’s most prestigious yachts battle it out on routes that are as beautiful as they are challenging.
A principal partner since the event was established, Richard Mille is delighted to be associated once again with this exceptional competition coordinated by its founders François Tolède, Organisation Director, and Luc Poupon, Race Director. The watchmaking brand from the Swiss Jura will unveil a special series of RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronographs bedecked in competition colors for the 2015 Voiles de Saint Barth.
The principles and values of yachting are a perfect reflection of Richard Mille’s philosophy, which is based on a combination of extreme performance, cutting-edge technology, a clear artistic vision and respect for watchmaking tradition. The timepiece is driven by the RM 60-01, an automatic flyback chronograph caliber in grade 5 titanium, which facilitates navigation thanks to its unique rotating bezel featuring a wind rose and a graduated 360° 24-hour disc. Its operating principle relies on two key pieces of data: the local time and the position of the sun in the sky.
By simply pointing the UTC hand at the sun and adjusting the local time on the bezel, the latter will indicate the compass points in both the northern and southern hemispheres without the need for any additional calculation.
Specifically designed for competitive sailing, the RM 60-01 Voiles de Saint Barth features UTC functions and a countdown timer as well as a patented locking crown and pushers, all of which illustrate the extreme level of development attained by Richard Mille in this timepiece intended for skippers.
The RM 60-01 Voiles de Saint Barth will be produced in a limited edition of just 50 timepieces, available exclusively in North and South America. The first watch will be unveiled during the competition.
More information at www.richardmille.com and www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com.