Fire glows brightest in the darkest of night. Richard Mille’s new limited edition version of the RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph, “Midnight Fire,” employs high-tech materials to capture the deepest black of the night’s darkest hour, and ignites it with fiery red details.
Black TZP ceramic is extremely resistant to scratches while not being brittle. For the RM 011 Midnight Fire, the material is blasted to provide a matte finish, then formed into the front and back bezels of the timepiece’s tripartite case.
The center caseband of the Midnight Fire is crafted from NTPT® (North Thin Ply Technology) carbon. Already used in the fields of aerospace technology, the manufacture of racing sales, and Formula 1 racecar design, NTPT carbon is incredibly strong and light, and composed of multiple layers of parallel filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers. These thin layers are impregnated with resin and then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft, creating a distinctive visual effect that is
reminiscent of precious wood. In addition to the center caseband, the Midnight Fire’s crown and pushers are also made from NTPT carbon.
A vibrant shade of red sets off the hour indicators, flange and pushers, while white hands maximize legibility. The Midnight Fire is presented on a black rubber strap with black DLC titanium buckle. Some of the RM 011’s main features, which include major technical innovations, are its skeletonized automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry; 60-minute countdown timer; 12-hour totalizer; annual calendar; and oversize date and month.
The 88-piece limited edition is available now at the Richard Mille boutiques in Bal Harbour, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, as well as authorized Richard Mille retailers in North and South America.