The 8th Le Mans Classic Car Race will be held from July 8th to July 10th at the famous ‘Bugatti’ circuit. Richard Mille is the main partner and official timer for this competition.
The Le Mans Classic car race reappears 80 years of racing history, and welcomes the ranked cars and drivers in the world famous car races to participate. This year’s race will start on Friday. The first race is a Group C car race, which is also the first time in the Le Mans race that the first engine roar with a Group C car.
The classic Le Mans car race is a classic reproduction of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which attracted 110,000 spectators in 2014. At the same time, this event brings together a variety of high-performance cars, a total of 8,000 cars from 160 car clubs, these cars are made by 60 car manufacturers. All cars will appear on the track, and some of them will also have the opportunity to participate in exciting cruises and enjoy the cheers of the audience.
RM 11-02 LMC
Richard Mille has been a partner of the classic Le Mans Classic since 2002. To celebrate the success of each competition, Richard Mille will launch new watches. This year, Richard Mille will launch the RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic watch. This watch is tailor-made for the event. It uses a Tier 5 titanium automatic movement and is equipped with a variable geometry automatic dial, perpetual calendar, world time (UTC) display, 24-hour flyback timer and countdown. The RM 11-02 LMC watch highlights the characteristics of this historic event, with the watch movement, white ATZ ceramic bezel, and rubber gasket of the NTPT® carbon fiber crown.
The sculptural decoration of the watch’s buttons is reminiscent of the pedals of models from 1917 to 1930; the delicate crown resembles a clutch, and the thread of the bottom plate of the movement resembles the crankcase of an engine. The limited edition of RM 11-02 is limited to 150 pieces. At 12 o’clock on the dial, the race logo of the Le Mans Classic is printed. The number ’16’ is printed next to the logo to reflect the start of the rally.
RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic Technical Specifications
-Power reserve display: about 55 hours
-Titanium movement base plate and bridge plate, wet sandblasted and PVD coated
-24-hour counter at 6 o’clock
-Countdown function at 9 o’clock
-Universal Time (UTC) display
-Variable inertia balance wheel
-Double barrel device
-White ATZ ceramic bezel and case back, NTPT® carbon fiber main case
-Manual chamfering and polishing