The Richard Mille RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon
Robb Report Singapore|August 2021
The Richard Mille RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon, inspired by the McLaren Speedtail, is the next chapter in a storied partnership.
Wei-Yu Wang

THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN Richard Mille and McLaren enters its fifth year and brings with it its third watch: the RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail. Its release is limited to 106 examples to match the 106 McLaren Speedtail cars that will be built by the British automaker.

The Speedtail is one of McLaren’s latest entries in its hypercar-tier Ultimate range. A 1,036bhp three-seater hybrid that goes from 0-100km/hr in 3.0 seconds, it is McLaren’s fastest road car – hitting a top speed of 403km/hr – but it is luxurious too, a grand tourer at heart with an interior of bespoke leathers and precious metal accents. This is the reason Richard Mille opted to create a high complication watch, rather than a sporty chronograph as it did for the track-focused McLaren Senna and Formula 1 editions.

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