The remarkable Richard Mille RM60-01 Regatta Les Voiles de Saint Barth watch was created specifically for the sixth edition of the French West Indies Regatta, the finest sailing race of the Caribbean. This is a truly outstanding luxury watch designed to facilitate navigation and featuring a rotating bezel with a wind rose, as well as a graduated 24h 360° disc.
Using the local time and the position of the sun, it can easily indicate the cardinal directions: all you have to do is point the UTC hand at the sun and adjust the bezel to indicate the local time. The cardinal points on the bezel will then be in the right position – no further calculations needed.
Aside from that, the timepiece also has a countdown timer, complete flyback chronograph function, annual calendar with oversized date display, and patented locking crown and pushers. Powering the watch is the RM 60-01, a grade 5 titanium RMAC2 caliber with variable inertia balance, 55 hours of power reserve, and 68 jewels.
All this is housed inside a four-part case which takes many hours to assemble and finish to perfection. The flawless brushing and polishing is done by hand for a visually pleasing effect. The openworked dial is quite mesmerizing, and the differently colored mark and indices help guide the eye to the point of interest. The case is obviously water resistant, and the strap is made of rubber for excellent adherence and comfort.
If you need another expensive watch in your collection, know that this one is limited to only 100 units, and it is priced at $160,000.