In July 2012, Yohan Blake has become Richard Mille’s partner, since then having run with the brand’s tourbillon prototype on his wrist. His experience will provide Richard Mille’s engineers with useful information to determine the specifications of a wristwatch created specifically for athletics.
Yohan Blake has also cooperated with the brand’s specialists to develop a special caliber designed for sprinters. As a result, the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake watch was born. It has been developed as an aerodynamic, ergonomic and top-performance tourbillon model meeting all the requirements of the sprinter.
The bridges support the tourbillon carriage and center-wheel pinion, at the same time consolidating the baseplate assembly (in grade 5 titanium) with the case. They are also eloxed (with help of anodic oxidation) and manually painted in green and yellow, the colors that are also featured on the aluminium flange paying tribute to the Jamaican flag and honoring of Yohan Blake.
The Yohan Blake watch accommodates a skeleton, manually-wound tourbillon movement. Operating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, it offers a 48-hour power reserve. The movement boasts an optimal performance / regularity / power reserve ratio due to the combination of such materials as grade 5 titanium and anticorodal aluminium Pb109, optimized going train and a variable inertia balance.
The edition of the Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 59-01 Yohan Blake watch is limited to just 50 pieces.