More than 2 million per Ferrari watch – L’annuel de l’automobile

More than 2 million per Ferrari watch – L’annuel de l’automobile

Famous watchmaker Richard Mille has launched a unique timepiece in collaboration with Ferrari. Called the RM UP-01, it is the world’s thinnest mechanical watch.

Less than 2mm thick

The RM UP-01 is 1.75mm thick from dial to back, surpassing Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Ultra by 0.05mm as the world’s thinnest watch. The main plate and bridges of the RM UP-01 are made of grade 5 titanium which also contains 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium. In addition, the movement is only 1.18 mm thick, which is also a new record.

Over 6,000 hours of development

Richard Mille claims that the creation of the RM UP-01 required more than 6,000 hours of work. As part of this development, engineers developed a titanium balance wheel as well as a unique escapement and safety roller to transfer energy to the balance wheel, ensuring that the case can withstand mounting, dropping and exposure to shock or strong vibration.

45 hours of battery life

The watch has a power reserve of 45 hours and although it may look very stylish on its own, it is capable of withstanding a force of over 5000 G. It also offers a water resistance of 10 meters. The RM UP-01 Ferrari will be produced in just 150 units and, as As you can imagine, it is very expensive. Or should we say very expensive, as each copy is sold for 1.888 million dollars or about 2.5 million in Canadian dollars.

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Benoît Charette

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Benoit Charette / Owner and editor-in-chief Benoit Charette has been working in automotive journalism for 30 years. He is the founder, owner and editor-in-chief of L’Annuel de l’automobile, which he has published since 2001. He edited the RPM and RPM+ episodes on V and Legends of the road on History. On the radio since 1986, he hosts the program Ça tenu la route and participates for the second year in the program Passion Auto on RDS as well as putting the official website of L’Annuel de l’automobile online at annualauto.