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he Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps motor-racing circuit
is the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix,
and of the Spa 24 Hours and 1000 kilometre Spa
endurance races. This summer the third Spa Classic will take
place and for the first time Richard Mille will be the Official
Partner and Timekeeper of this exceptional sporting event.
In 1921, the Spa track was designed to be one of the fastest and
most spectacular tracks in the world. It has changed over the
years, going from 14,120 kilometres to 7,004 kilometres, and
now features 15 corners, including the famous Raidillon-Eau
Rouge where F1 drivers pass at speeds approaching 190 miles
per hour through a barely visible sequence of corners.
Richard Mille will mark the occasion by releasing an RM 011
Spa Classic, in a limited edition of 50 pieces. The automatic
calibre is equipped with a flyback chronograph with countdown
timer, an annual calendar and a rotor with variable geometry.
The colours of the event are featured on the blue carbon fibre
upper flange and the red and white lower flange. The Spa
Classic logo at 12 o’clock together with the red and white
chronograph dials contrast appealingly with the skeleton
movement in PVD-treated grade 5 titanium. For this special
edition, the entire case has been micro-blasted and the case-
middle columns polished, while the pusher covers are treated
with DLC. After Le Mans, Imola and Pau, the legendary Spa-
Francorchamps is the latest track to fly the Richard Mille
colours for this classic motorsports event.
RM011SpaClassic