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RICHARDMILLE
& YAS MARINA CIRCUIT
Felipe Massa wearing the RM 011 Flyback Chronograph Yas Marina Limited Edition - Copyright Renaud Corlouer
Y
as Marina Circuit served as the perfect setting for
the first anniversary celebration of the successful
partnership between Abu Dhabi Motorsport
Management (ADMM) and Richard Mille.
In 2010 RichardMille announced its association with the Yas
Marina Circuit & Racing School as official time-keeping
partner. And how could we forget the limited-edition watch
that was of course launched to celebrate the start of the
joining of forces in motor sport and timepieces?
The RM011 FelipeMassa Flyback Chronograph Yas Marina
Circuit featured a distinctive Yas Marina livery with a bright
blue inner bezel and a white rubber strap, paying homage to
the Circuit’s colours. With the Yas Marina adorning the dial
above the oversized date it was no surprise that only ten of
the exquisite 18k white gold watches were produced,
available exclusively through Yas Marina Circuit.
RichardMille watches are renowned for their strong identity
using extreme technique and sophistication to create hand-
finished watches in the best tradition of Swiss watchmaking.
The association with Yas Marina confirmed Richard Mille’s
natural connection with the world of car racing, which we
have no doubt will lead to further engagement with the local
community in the Middle East in the coming years.
To celebrate the anniversary of the pairing of ADMM and
Richard Mille, personalities from the world of motorsports
and members of Abu Dhabi’s senior business elite came
together for the stunning event at Yas Marina Circuit. Guest
of honour, His Excellency Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak,
CEO, Mubadala Development Company and member of
the Executive Council for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi was also
in attendance.
As Chairman of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
(ENEC), Abu Dhabi Media Zone, Yas Marina Circuit and
Manchester City Football Club to name but a few, with a
particular interest in the development of education in the
Emirate, His Excellency’s presence was welcomed by all
including the manager of Manchester City Football Club,
Roberto Mancini, who accompanied him.
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