The biannual Only Watch auction offers a rare opportunity to acquire some truly one-of-a-kind timepieces, and it’s for a good cause too, as the sales raise money for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Swiss luxury watchmaker Richard Mille has supported this meaningful event for many years and for Only Watch 2021, which takes place this November, the company is donating a special prototype dedicated to Scuderia Ferrari F1 driver Charles Leclerc.
The RM 67-02 Charles Leclerc is a testbed that has helped the brand test new technical solutions for its production models. Featuring a red and white theme, the prototype pays tribute to the Monégasque driver’s national flag. From the red and white Quartz TPT case with great shock resistance, to the grade 5 titanium hand-painted dial, and the red comfort strap, the reference is everywhere.
The timepiece also aims to showcase a sporty quality, with the extra flat in-house calibre CRMA7 skeletonised automatic-winding movement conveying a sense of power and strength through bevelled hands and sharp lines. The comfort strap is made for sportsmen too, as it’s entirely seamless and fits perfectly to the wearer’s wrist. In fact, the RM 67-02 is the lightest automatic Richard Mille watch ever thanks to this strap.
The RM 67-02 has an estimate of CHF 270 000 – 330 000. In addition to the stunning watch, the winning bidder will also receive two passes for the next F1 Monaco Grand Prix as VIP guests of Scuderia Ferrari, plus the chance to meet Charles Leclerc and watch the race from the team’s paddock.