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Richard Mille celebrates the return of Le Mans with fresh automatic

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Described as an eerie silence since the last race, Richard Mille is celebrating the return of the legendary Le Mans.

Marking its return in 2022, the following year will mark the centenary of the very first race on the Le Mans 24 Hours circuit.

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Richard Mille has been a partner ever since its inception in 2002 and has created the 8th model dedicated specifically to this event, a limited edition of 150 timepieces, the RM 029 Automatic Le Mans Classic.

With total case dimensions of 40.10 x 48.15 x 13.10 mm, the RM 029 Automatic Le Mans Classic has a caseband milled from a solid block of white Quartz TPT, offset by front and back bezels in green Quartz TPT.

These have been created from separate pieces of white Quartz TPT that has been inlaid into the green Quartz TPT® bezel at 12 and 6 o’clock – a first for the brand.

The skeletonised grade 5 titanium calibre RMAS7 movement with its oversize date window at 4 o’clock and a unique variable geometry rotor system drive double winding barrels forms the heart of this new piece.

A dedicated and finely detailed 24-hour counter at 2 o’clock pays homage not only to the event itself but also to the hundreds of automobiles and drivers who relay over the 24 hours, starting at 4pm and indicated by a blue arrow.

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