Bubba Watson Wears Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon Watch

Feb 09, 2011
The Richard Mille family of ambassadors welcomes American golfer Bubba Watson. The choice of the celebrity golfer is the new Richard Mille Tourbillion RM 038.

The 32-year old golfer is famous as one of the best players of his generation.

Bubba Watson was born in Florida. It is interesting to mention that the player has never taken golf lessons he is fully self-taught. Having been the longest hitter on the PGA tour since 2006, the golfer won his 1st USPGA Tour event in June 2010. Due to his brilliant results, Bubba Watson got a place in this years Ryder Cup in the American team.

Bubba Watson is one of the few left-handed players in the world of golf and Richard Mille has developed a tourbillon watch specially for the golfer. Bubba Watson will test the RM038 watch in real conditions of the game. The timepiece is characterized by three major words: lightness, supreme shock-resistance and comfort of wearing.

The Richard Mille watch is animated by the caliber RM038. The 19-jewel manual-winding movement is operating at a frequency of 21, 600 vibrations per hour. The movement incorporates a bottom plate, bridges and balance cock produced from grade 5 titanium. Due to the use of this material, the mechanism acquired remarkable rigidity and surface flatness important for the flawless functioning of the gear train. The brands specialists subjected the skeletonized baseplate to special validation tests to come up with optimal strength requirements.

The RM 038 tourbillon caliber incorporates a fast-rotating barrel to guarantee significant reduction of periodic internal mainspring adhesion, implying increased performance.

The tonneau case of the new Richard Mille watch, (48mm x 39.70mm x 12.80mm), is crafted from extremely rugged and light alloy - Magnesium-Aluminium AZ91 (magnesium 90% and aluminium 8.9%). The alloy provides the lightness of the case, as well as hardness, scratch-resistance, wear-resistance and corrosion-resistance.

The tripartite case, provided with two Nitril O-ring seals, boasts 50-meter water-resistance. The case construction is also built with 12 titanium spline screws and stainless steel abrasion-resistant washers.

The new Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon watch, the choice of Bubba Watson, is a reliable timekeeping companion for golfers and sportsmen who will appreciate its supreme performance and high-tech design and materials.

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