FROM THE RACETRACK TO THE ROAD – RM 70-01 TOURBILLON ALAIN PROST

What Richard Mille is to watches, Alain Prost is to racing; the latest creation in Mille’s collaborative sportsman series, 4-time Formula 1 World Champion, Prost – now co-founder of the Renault e.dams Team – has swapped the racetrack for the road, and has designed a watch to match.

Enter the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost. Displaying overall distance travelled – up to 99,999 km – on a bespoke and never-before-seen totaliser, this watch means business.

The real standout feature is the manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power-reserve indicator and mechanical odometer, all encompassed within a rigid Carbon TPT® and titanium and alloy housing, often used in the aerospace, aeronautics, and automobile industries.

With a 70 hour power reserve that outlasts even the fittest of cyclists, the titanium shell is able to withstand the toughest roads.

Thematic in design – the tourbillion cage and dynamocentric crown being reminiscent of a bike’s pedal – the unique streamlining and assymetrical curvature of the face so facilitates easy reading while gripping the handlebars.

As ever, functionality does not dictate the aesthetic.

Only 30 pieces are to be produced, and those lucky enough to acquire one will also be gifted a limited edition road cycle developed by both Prost and Mille in partnership with the prestigious Italian bike maker Colnago.

About the author: Alice Gardner

Alice Gardner