Swiss Watchmaker Launches World’s Thinnest Mechanical Watch
Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille has presented the world’s thinnest mechanical watch – the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari Ultra-Thin – with a price tag of $1.73 million, according to IDEX Online.
With a profile of just 1.80mm, the watch is 0.05mm thinner than the previous record holder, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Ultra. The edition is extremely limited, consisting of just 150 pieces “crafted from super-strong titanium.”
The Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari Ultra-Thin took more than 6,000 hours of R&D and laboratory testing to make, and was made in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Le Locle and ferrari. “RM UP-01 Ferrari constitutes a triumph of technical prowess and exemplifies a new approach to watch mechanics in which technicity more than ever dictates aesthetics,” according to the company.