The Richard Mille RM016 America Orange is limited to 15 pieces; the model was first released in 2007 as Richard Mille's first rectangular watch. A re-edition of the now popular model was released in 2010 exclusively for the Americas in a range of vivid colours part of which we present today.
At first glance once could be deceived into thinking this is a simple watch however, with its ultra-thin case at 8.25 mm thick and amazing craftsmanship that is now synonymous with the brand the RM016 is a very sleek and versatile watch that can be worn on every occasion.
The sapphire crystal dial features Arabic numerals, a vertical date aperture at 7 o'clock and sword-shaped hands with superluminova only applied on the tips. The contrast between the orange numbers, the black flange and the silver hands against the skeletonized movement is just stunning.
The ultra-light case is made of three parts in DLC treated titanium and measures 49.80 mm in length by 38.00 mm in width. The ends of the case are tonneau shaped providing a perfect wrist fit and the rubber strap is extremely comfortable. There are four polished star-shaped screws that keep the case together and four different shaped screws that attach to the rubber strap that is fitted with a double folding deployant buckle also in DLC titanium.
The crown is one of our favorite design elements on this timepiece with its alternating brushed and polished areas and the tip ending in a cone shape that resembles a turbine.
The front and back sapphire crystals are treated with an anti-reflective coating on both sides and under perfect light it almost feels like you could be touching the dial with your hands.
This watch is powered by the Richard Mille's automatic calibre 005-S with adjustable rotor geometry. As with any other Richard Mille, the display case back allows for full view of the movement that is a work of art and screams 'haute horlogerie'.
If you are looking for a light and comfortable watch that stands out from the crowd this model ticks all the boxes, it is brand new with all its accompanying documentation and warranties.