Roberto Mancini is a master of football technique as well as being a subtle, highly creative strategist, an elegant man who is well known and recognized for his talent. He successfully guided his team, Manchester City, to victory in the English Premier League. Richard Mille tried to consider what would be the most useful functions that could best serve a manager who directs his team from the bench, running in a device ready for instant reference on his wrist.
Roberto confided that he lacked certain vital information at crucial moments in some of the most hotly contested matches, such as the exact number of minutes remaining during stoppage time. Because what is at stake in this phase of a match is always decisive: it’s win or lose. At these moments, charged with terrific suspense, there is no time display visible in the stadium. Featuring a direct countdown display of the time remaining during this particular stage of the game. It is a technical feat used in mechanical application to help guide strategy.
MONTH DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous indicate with Arabic numerals, placed between 4 and 5 o’clock.
EXTRATIME / OVERTIME Designed for a football match, the dial displays match time based on each 45-minute half and can take up to 15 minutes of stoppage time into account. During each half, a single press on the push-piece at 4 o’clock activates the flyback function and sends the hand back to 12 o’clock, ready to start timing the second half. If extra time is awarded, the watch displays an additional 15 minutes and up to 5 minutes of stoppage time.
OVERSIZE DATE DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous, placed in a green outlined horizontal aperture under 12 o’clock with automatic adjustment for months of 30 or 31 days.
CALIBER RMAC1 Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, central minutes counter, 12-hour totalizer, annual calendar and adjustable rotor geometry.