McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille launch their first timepiece at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show

7 Mar 2018

  • First timepiece from Richard Mille and McLaren Automotive launches at the Geneva International Motor Show
  • The RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph is limited to 500 pieces, prioritised for McLaren Ultimate Series clients
  • The design cues of the watch are taken from several McLaren cars

McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille have revealed their first jointly-commissioned timepiece. The RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph was unveiled at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show, during a reception hosted by McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt and Richard Mille CEO, Richard Mille. Limited to just 500 pieces globally and priced at 180,000CHF plus tax, the watch will be made available mainly to McLaren Ultimate Series clients. 

The RM 11-03 McLaren, created in close collaboration between McLaren Design Director Rob Melville and Richard Mille Engineer Fabrice Namura, has been in development since McLaren Automotive and Richard Mille partnered last year, uniting a mutual interest in unique design, the use of new materials and modern craftsmanship.  These influences, as well as design cues taken from McLaren’s range of luxury sportscars and super cars, are reflected in this special timepiece.

The case of the RM 11-03 McLaren is made of Carbon TPT® interlaced with Orange Quartz TPT®, resulting in an extremely resistant and lightweight case while paying tribute to a colour that is synonymous with McLaren. The Carbon TPT® enhances the mechanical performance of the RM 11-03 and offers resistance to harsh environments.

The titanium pushers fitted to the Carbon TPT® case echo the design of the distinctive headlights of the McLaren 720S. Titanium inserts, similar in shape to the iconic McLaren F1’s air-intake snorkel and bearing the McLaren logo, adorn the bezel. The complex grade 5 titanium crown is shaped like a McLaren lightweight wheel and the McLaren Speedmark logo is incorporated into the rubber strap specifically developed for this watch.

The RM 11-03 McLaren features the automatic RMAC3 calibre mechanism, first launched in 2016, with a flyback chronograph and 55-hour power reserve.  The instant return of the counter to zero makes it possible to quickly restart the stopwatch function.

Richard Mille created a baseplate and bridges for the RM 11-03 McLaren made from PVD-treated grade 5 titanium, enabling the gear train to function effortlessly. The dial features an annual calendar and oversized date, as well as a 12-hour chronograph and countdown counters.

McLaren clients will be able to view the timepiece on the McLaren stand for the duration of the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.


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About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

The company, launched in 2010, is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced in 2016, the company’s Track22 business plan will see the company invest £1billion in research and development to deliver 15 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least half will be hybrids.

2017 saw the company launch further models in line with Track22 including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury high performance and technology and comprises three principal businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

About Richard Mille:
The first watch to carry Richard Mille’s name, the RM 001 Tourbillon, launched the millennium: the year was 2001, and the model marked the beginning of a new era in watchmaking. Today, the collection points resolutely towards the future, while holding steadfast to the time-honoured traditions of fine watchmaking. Richard Mille endeavoured to apply the techniques and materials found in the most innovative sectors such as in the domains of F1 racing car development and the aerospace industry to watchmaking, with the goal of creating an extreme timepiece, without compromise, without gimmicks.

Further information:

Wayne Bruce
Global Communications & PR Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Daniel Golding
Global Head of Corporate Communications | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Paul Chadderton
Global Product Communications & PR Manager | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Amel Boubaaya
Head of Lifestyle and EU Communications | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Adam Gron
Senior Press Officer - UK | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Hunter Skipworth
Social Media Manager | McLaren Automotive Limited
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Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
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Public Relations | McLaren North America
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Karin Haferkorn
Head of Marketing & PR, Middle East, Africa and Latin America McLaren Automotive Limited
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Sunny Zhang
PR Communication Director - China McLaren Automotive Limited
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Gracia Yap
PR Manager – Asia Pacific McLaren Automotive Limited
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