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Face Time: Richard Mille RM 011 RED TPT Quartz

What do super fast boats, racing cars and tennis racquets have in common? That would be NTPT — abbreviation for North Thin Ply Technology — carbon, an exclusive material that is not only lighter than its regular counterparts, but also stronger and more aesthetically pleasing. Fitting then that race-inspired RM 011 watch is once again crafted in this material, only now it’s manifested in a stunning bold red TPT Quartz case to make for well, the Richard Mille RM 011 RED TPT Quartz watch.

Richard Mille RM 011 RED TPT Quartz
Image: Richard Mille

Take a close look at the vibrant scarlet case and you’ll notice a wood-grained appearance, created by multiple layers of divided carbon fibres, which are impregnated with resin then woven on a special machine at specific angles for not only a pretty pattern, but also extra durability. After all, NPNT isn’t your everyday carbon fibre.

Richard Mille RM 011 RED TPT Quartz
The flyback function pusher button on the watch. Image: Richard Mille

So after you’re done boasting about this watch’s amazing colour, TPT Quartz technicalities and limited edition status at your Chinese New Year dinner, you can proceed to brag even more about what’s within. Equipped with the RM 011 automatic Flyback chronograph caliber, the pusher between 4 and 5 o’clock can be used to reset the running chronograph without having to stop the mechanism first; a second pusher in the same region will reset the flyback function. The chronograph function can also be controlled via a pusher between 1 or 2 o’clock. Besides the chronograph, the movement also offers the time and annual calendar with 55 hours of power reserve.

Richard Mille RM 011 RED TPT Quartz
Image: Richard Mille

Only 50 of these flaming red beauties will be available, an exclusivity which will definitely draw gasps from relatives and friends at the reunion table this year.

Shatricia Nair
Managing Editor
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.
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