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The RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon Mclaren Speedtail

McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille are delighted to reveal the result of their latest and most ambitious creation, the RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail.    


Based on the form of a teardrop, the most aerodynamically efficient shape found in nature, the Speedtail is the apotheosis of the streamlined hypercar, a three-seat grand tourer that became the third car in McLaren’s
Ultimate line-up.   There are many similarities between the way that
Richard Mille and McLaren approach common to design and engineering challenges, such as saving weight, reducing vibrational impact and minimising resistance ‘, said Rob Melville, McLaren Automotive’s design director. It took Richard Mille’s casing department, led by Technical Director
Julien Boillat, an unprecedented 2,800 hours spread over 18 months
to perfect the lines of the case.     


Salvador Arbona, Richard Mille’s Movement Technical Director, created
a horological ‘engine’ that seamlessly occupies all the available space and
introduces a level of mechanical sophistication that makes the RM 40-01
Automatic Tourbillon an appropriately extraordinary companion to the
Speedtail. The entirely new movement architecture demanded a
remarkable 8,600 hours of development, much of which went into
finalising the extreme level of detail. To reflect the 106 McLaren Speedtails manufactured, 106 RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail
watches are planned.


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