From May 24 to 26, 2013, the third Spa Classic will be held at the prestigious Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. For the first time, Richard Mille will become this top-level event with partners and official timing.
The Spa circuit was built in 1921 and was designed to be one of the fastest and most breathtaking racing circuits in the world at the time. Over time, the track has been rebuilt from the original 8.8 miles (14.120 kilometers) to the current 4.3 miles (7.004 kilometers). Today the circuit has 15 corners, including the famous Raidillon Eau Rouge Red Water Corner. When passing this curve, the F1 driver was approaching 190 miles (300 kilometers) per hour with almost no visibility.
This undulating track will be a arena for drivers to compete. The race will be divided into the following groups: two CER groups, Group C, Sixties’ Endurance, Trofeo Nastro Rosso, Spa-Classic Jubilee (this group is especially open to the Porsche 911 to commemorate its 50th anniversary), Historic Formula 2 and two Touring groups (designed to recreate the glorious moments of the Francorchamps 24-hour endurance race).
RichardMille new RM011 SPA CLASSIC watch
Taking this opportunity, Richard Mille will launch a RM 011 Spa Classic that matches the track color, limited to 50 pieces. This watch is equipped with an automatic movement, flyback chronograph, countdown function, annual calendar display and adjustable geometric automatic dial. The color of the upper edge of the carbon fiber on the dial inner ring is inspired by the beige and blue plating of the track. The dial inner ring is red and white. The 12 o’clock position of the dial is decorated with the Spa Classic logo, red and white chronograph indicators, and PVD-coated Grade 5 titanium metal skeleton movement. The entire case of this commemorative watch series is shot peened, the main case pillars are polished and polished, and the protective cover is treated with DLC technology.
The legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit is another punch for the Richard Mille brand following the top international races including Le Mans, Imola and Pau Pau.
Source: Richard Mille