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Richard Mille RM059-01

Those of you with an interest for watches might recall the watch controversy that occurred in the London Olympics 2012. The tournament was fully endorsed by Omega and only their timepieces were allowed any media coverage. When sprinter Yohan Blake wore a distinct yellow and green Richard Mille during the 100 meter heats the Olympic Committee was infuriated. The timepiece which was worth $500,000 of course received loads of attention in the media and while the Committee very loudly spoke about fining Blake and Richard Mille they did not.

On the 23rd of January 2013 it was time to release the 2.0 version, the RM059-01 Yohan Blake. The design is sure to divide opinions and it is everything but subtle. The timepiece is designed for sprinting be it both aerodynamically and movement-wise. Brilliant if you run a 100 meters for a living. This is one of our fabourite sport watches.

 

 

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Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon

The “Royal Oak Concepts” holds a very special place in the delicate world of horology, symbolizing cutting edge technology, without the spare of any expenses. The first RO Concept was released back in 2002 as a 30th-anniversary tribute to Audemars Piguet’s legendary octagonal Royal Oak.
The third and latest Royal Oak Concept features a titanium case with a white ceramic bezel, crown and push pieces instead of black, all heightening the contrast with the titanium case middle. However, Audemars Piguet has now gone one step further and incorporated ceramic into the movement itself, replacing the blackened upper bridge of Calibre 2913 with white ceramic. White ceramic is apparently nine times stronger than steel!
The Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon to be presented for the first time at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2014 (SIHH) in Geneva.