A unique Richard Mille watch designed for Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake to wear at the London Olympics is being auctioned to raise money for a muscular dystrophy charity.
The Yohan Blake Tourbillon Prototype will go under the hammer at the Only Watch charity auction for the Monegasque Association. The sale takes place in Monaco on September 28.
The timepiece is based on the RM 038 but adapted to Yohan Blake’s specifications. It made it onto the medallists’ podium three times at the Olympics thanks to Blake’s outstanding sprinting.
This Tourbillon Prototype in the colours of the Jamaican flag features a green flange and crown, yellow minute-markers and a yellow velcro strap that contrasts with the all white case. This caliber with 19 jewels and beating at 3Hz, has its baseplate, bridges and balance cock made of grade 5 titanium.
The case is made of magnesium WE 54, one of the lightest metals used in watch construction.