Richard Mille teams up with Ferrari to release the RM UP-01 – a 1.75-millimetre masterpiece
Luxury watchmakers Richard Mille has recently teamed up with Ferrari to break the world’s thinnest watch record. The new watch from Richard Mille RM UP-01 is just 1.75 millimetres thick and serves as a perfect example of the incredible engineering and precision design that Richard Mille has been known for over the past 22 years of watchmaking.
At 1.75mm thick, the new Richard Mille is just 0.05mm thinner than the previous record holder for the world’s thinnest watch – Octo Finissimo Ultra by Bulgari. Richard Mille has also stated that they did not compromise on the quality of the watch when setting the record with the UP-01 capable of withstanding accelerations of over 5,000 g’s. Richard Mille also stated that the watch had been crafted using grade 5 titanium, making it highly resistant to corrosion with water resistance up to 10m.
With the help of its partner Ferrari, Richard Mille has put the watch through over 6,000 hours of rigorous laboratory testing making the RM UP-01 Ferrari far more than just a concept piece or a proof of concept.
For those unfamiliar with the brand, Richard Mille is one of the world’s most-famous luxury watchmakers known for their limited-edition releases often beloved by A-list celebrities worldwide such as Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, and Drake. The watches also come with a price tag to match their brand with some examples going for over $1,000,000 and even the more standard releases costing well over $100,000.
Richard Mille has stated that only 150 examples of the RM UP-01 Ferrari will be produced with a price rumoured to be north of $1.8 Million, effectively ensuring that only the most elite watch collectors will be able to get their hands on this unique piece to add to their collection.