Richard Mille RM 61-01 Codename: Yohan Blake “The Beast 2″ – Second of Six of the 2014 Lineup From RM

By Meor Amri Meor Ayob Photos from the internet Friday, January 24, 2014

Last year Richard Mille introduced the RM 59-01 tourbillon for the Olympic medalist Yohan “The Beast” Blake. For 2014, this new offering, the RM 61-01 is similar in concept except for subtle changes here and there. The more prominent one is the green flying bridges. Now there is only two instead of 4 previously. The case is no longer semi-transparent as the previous model.

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The material for the bezel is also new. TZP is an extremely-hard black ceramic material with a low density (made out of 95% Zirconium compound stabilized with Yttrium). Meanwhile the RMUL2 movement with 55 hours power reserve is built in grade 5 titanium treated with PVD and operating at the 4Hz range. I actually prefer this model than last year’s RM 59-01. The solid bezel makes it more refine compared to the transparent RM 59-01.



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Meor Amri is a Malaysian working in Malaysia. Having bitten by the horology bug in 2010, he has written extensively about the watch scene and has assembled a large collection of watches (excessively!!) on his own free time. His blogs on the same subject are: 1. 2. 3. 4.;;; and