The limited production Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team edition of the Richard Mille RM 011 features an automatic flyback chronograph movement and a color scheme reminiscent of the 2014 Lotus Formula team. The RM 011 Lotus F1 Team is ready for any activity with its ultra strong black rubber strap. Displayed behind an anti-glare sapphire crystal, the skeletonized dial features hours, minutes, seconds, date, timer, and chronograph functions.
Romain Grosjean tested this lightweight and ultra-strong edition of the RM 011, constructed from NTPT, throughout the 2014 Formula 1 Grand Prix season, often wearing it outside of his overalls, where it was subjected to knocks, vibrations and weather conditions. The strap was also designed to be strong enough to not be torn off at the high speeds imposed by F1.
“NTPT® carbon is an exclusive material with a unique appearance. Its remarkable surface displays extremely regular undulations, as NTPT® carbon is composed of multiple layers of parallel filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers. These layers, with a maximum thickness of 30 microns, are impregnated with resin then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft by 45° between layers. Heated to 120°C at a pressure of 6 bars, the NTPT® is then ready to be processed on a CNC machine in Richard Mille’s Proart case factory.
When compared to composite materials, whose exceptional physical properties are already well known, NTPT® carbon improves the rate of occurrence of breaking stresses by 25% and of micro-cracks by 200%.”
RM 011 Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 Team
RM011 AO CA
Unworn with box & papers
Hour, Minute, Second, Chronograph, Timer, Date, Annual Calendar
Waterproof to 50m / 165′
NTPT® w/ 18kt Rose Gold
50mm x 43mm x 16mm
Black Skeletonized w/ Red & Gold Accents
Unworn; still under warranty