Friday, May 13, 2016

Two New "Legendary" RM 055 Bubba Watson Limited Editions

RM 055 Bubba Watson White Legends

Richard Mille expands its line of watches created in collaboration with Bubba Watson, the PGA golfer and two-time Masters champion, with the introduction of two new limited edition versions of the RM 055 available exclusively in the Americas.

Like the previous timepieces in the Bubba Watson line, which includes the RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson, the RM 38-01 Tourbillon G-Sensor and the RM 055 Bubba Watson, the new limited editions are crafted from extraordinarily lightweight and strong materials and boast an extreme degree of skeletonization.

The tonneau-shaped tripartite cases of the new limited editions feature NTPT Carbon top and bottom bezels, and casebands of blasted titanium. Where the White Legend is distinguished by its white inner bezel, hands, and crown protector, the Dark Legend is ink black with the shock of a red crown protector, logo and strap. 

Inside the case of each RM 055 beats the caliber RMUL2, a manual-winding movement that is capable of withstanding accelerations of over 5000 Gs, allowing it to perform on the wrist of a golfer with a massive drive—like Bubba Watson.

Richard Mille will produce 88 examples of the RM 055 Bubba Watson White Legend, and 88 examples of the RM 055 Bubba Watson Dark Legend. These limited editions will be available at Cellini Jewelers, an authorized Richard Mille retailer.

Both new timepieces premiered last night at the TimeCrafters 2016 watch show in New York City.

RM 055 Bubba Watson Dark Legend

RM 055 Bubba Watson
Technical Specifications

Dimensions: 49.90 mm x 42.70 mm x 13.05 mm

Caliber: RMUL2 manual winding skeletonized movement, Power reserve approximately 55 hours, Free sprung balance with variable inertia, Double barrel

Balance: Glucydur, 4 arms, Inertia moment 4.8 mg.cm2, angle of lift 53°

Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz), Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges

Case: in grade 5 titanium and NTPT carbon, Water resistant to 5 ATM, Baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium, wet sandblasted, coated in PVD and with a straight-line grain finish after coating, Lower surfaces microblasted

Rubber strap with titanium buckle

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