A watch for polo by Richard Mille

This unusual piece by Richard Mille is called the RM 053 Pablo Mac Donough, and the name is that of an Argentinian polo player, a testimonial for the brand. Pablo Mac Donough recently won the Triple Crown tournament and wore the piece during the match. It is in fact a watch designed for use while playing polo, and so, differently to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso in which the case flips over so that the more delicate watch glass is kept safe inside, this watch can be read during the game. The titanium carbide case, 50 mm high, 42.7 mm wide, 20 mm thick, provides protection for the manually-wound movement (48 hours power reserve), with two dials visible through a small watchglass, hours and minutes on the right, and seconds, driven by the tourbillon movement below, on the left. The view through the sapphire caseback is interesting because the movement is tilted by 30°, rather like the Bugatti Super Sport by Parmigiani Fleurier. The RM 053 is limited to just 15 pieces.

RM053_1. FRONT-2000

RM053_2. BACK-2000

RM053_3. Detail-2000

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