The 8th Le Mans Classic will be held on the famous Bugatti circuit from July 8th to 10th. The main partner and official timekeeper Maison Richard Mille pays tribute.
Le Mans Classic has activated more than 80 years of racing history and welcomes the legendary racers and drivers responsible for the world’s most famous races. The 2016 edition of the race will open directly on Friday. Its opening ceremony is: Group C Racing, which is the first race of this race.
Looking back at the past 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2014 edition attracted more than 110,000 participants. This is also an opportunity to participate in one of the largest special car gatherings in the world, bringing together 60 car manufacturers represented by 160 car clubs , A total of 8,000 cars. These will all be called on the track, and some people will take this opportunity to spin on the track and participate in the amazing parade, accompanied by public cheers.
Since its establishment in 2002, replica Richard Mille has become a partner of the event, creating a new watch for each competition to celebrate the Le Mans Classic. This year, the brand will launch the RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic, which is a grade 5 titanium automatic movement with variable geometry rotor, annual calendar, UTC display, 24-hour flyback chronograph and Countdown function. The RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic not only has the color of a historic competition on the movement, but also has this color on the rubber collar of its white ATZ ceramic strap and NTPT carbon fiber crown.
From the design of the thruster (its groove is reminiscent of the surface of an old-fashioned pedal), to the precision-machined crown with a ribbed chassis (similar to an engine crankcase), reminiscent of a clutch mechanism, RM 11-02 , Limited edition, full of passion for cars. As the last reminder of the historic competition, the Le Mans classic logo appears on the dial with the number “16” at 12 o’clock, which is a hint of the start time of the endurance competition.
Technical specifications of RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic:
-Power reserve: about 55 hours
-Titanium base plates and bridges, treated with PVD and wet sandblasting
-6:24 hours counter
-9 o’clock countdown function
-Free spring balance with variable inertia
-Double barrel winding system
-The bezel and the back cover are white ATZ ceramics, and the strap is NTPT carbon fiber
-Manual chamfering and polishing
-Micro-blasted surface with sapphire beads