Developed in collaboration with our partner Yohan Blake, one of the fastest men in the world, this model has the personality of a hero. It is a wristwatch designed to be capable of cutting through air, so we designed it like an extremely light arrow. It’s asymmetrical, streamlined and aerodynamic shape has the lowest possible drag coefficient to ensure that it obeys his sleek movements during races. Yohan Blake has created the "YBafraid Foundation" which is heavily involved in charitable projects in his home country of Jamaica. ‘Because I grew up in extreme poverty, I know how it feels to have nothing. I have always wanted to be in a position to give back and now I have the opportunity to do so. I want to help young people to do great things and to achieve the unexpected. My foundation will help Jamaica to achieve these goals.’
Yohan Blake is the only 100-metre sprinter to wear a watch; in this way, he is our ultimate tester, giving us the chance to see how the mechanical tourbillon movement undergoes various forces during his high speed sprints, even though he has no time to even glance at it during his 9.73-second state of grace, where he transcends time, real time, our slow time of minutes and hours. Limited edition of 50 pieces.
CALIBER RM59-01 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes.
TORQUE LIMITING CROWN This additional security system prevents from accidental overwinding, which could cause damage to the winding stem or putting extreme pressure on the mainspring barrel.
SKELETONIZED TITANIUM BASEPLATE The baseplate has been finished in grade 5 titanium, a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and remarkably rigid alloy, which enables the gear train to function effortlessly. The alloy is 90% titanium,6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. This combination further increases its mechanical properties, which explains its frequent use in the aerospace, aeronautical and automobile industries. The skeletonised baseplate and the bridges have been subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimize their resistance capacities.
ANTICORODAL PB109 ALUMINIUM BRIDGES This aluminium alloy is composed of aluminium, magnesium, silicon and lead. It provides the movement with great flexibility and improved shock-resistance. Its green colouring is achieved through eloxing, a treatment using anodic oxidation. This forms a layer of crystals that retains green dyes. The yellow part of the bridge is hand-painted.