The RM 59-01 Tourbillon is a watch that is hard to miss; the distinct bright green and yellow coloration makes it stand out quite sharply, as well as its unique appearance due to the Tourbillon system. But the color of this watch was chosen by Richard Mille for a more honorable reason than garnering attention when wearing it, it is actually colored this way to pay homage to Yohan Blake and his love for his homeland. Combine the flashy color scheme with the fact that when you have a world record sprinter wearing one of your creations, it is bound to have people inquiring about it. But what else is special about the RM 59-01 Tourbillon? Well, considering the watch was created by Richard Mille, you can be sure that it is a product of the highest quality and performance that will serve you well for many years to come. Still doubtful of its durability? Well, as previously mentioned Yohan Blake has worn this watch during his sprints, and the watch is still as resilient and accurate as when it was first presented to him; we would consider this a considerably strenuous test for a device, and it would appear the RM 59-01 passed with flying colors.
The RM 59-01 Tourbillon is also very light weight and the casing it made out of a carbon compound, which makes this spectacular watch lighter than a pen, so you might not even notice it on your wrist. Aside from the color, the watch has an appearance that is similar to plastic, which some people may not prefer, but we would assume the majority of people who see this watch will love its design. So, you’re probably wondering where you can get a RM 59-01 for yourself. Unfortunately, the RM 59-01 is a limited edition piece and only 50 watches have been created. Combined with the fact that each watch costs 620k, you might have to search for a while if you want to actually own this watch, and most likely at a higher price due to the rarity. Nevertheless, we at Vicespy loves the idea that the watch was created to pay tribute to Yohan Blake, and Jamaica as a whole. We feel that alone is worth the price, but the durability, craftsmanship, accurate Tourbillon system, and flashy elements of the watch definitely makes the watch more desirable than the history behind the design.
While we are aware of many more complicated movements but we still view the RM 59-01 as the cutting edge of design. If you get a moment please visit RichardMille.com and prepare to be blown away.
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