Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 59-01 Yohan Blake

By - January 29th, 2013

Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 59 01 Yohan BlakeYou may not have noticed it (or even had enough time to), but during his silver medal-winning 100-meter race at the 2012 London Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake was wearing an exclusive Richard Mille watch. Known for their sports-specific and easily over-the-top luxury watches, the Swiss watchmaker and Blake, also known as “The Beast,” have now come together to build a timepiece exclusively for his unique breed of man: one that is not only designed for a sprinter, but one who is left-handed. Called the RM 59-01, this watch’s face was built asymmetrically out of lightweight composite as to be both aerodynamic and low-profile. Inside, its handwound tourbillion movement is made to take the G-forces that come with riding on the arm of an Olympic sprinter, which is covered by 3 Jamaican yellow and green “Beast bridges” made to look like a claw and match the rest of the piece. Available now, the RM 59-01 is imited to only 50-pieces and can be yours if you have a spare $620,000. Too bad it won’t have you running any faster.Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 59 01 Yohan Blake