Artwork On The Wrist: The Pink Watch By Richard Mille

Artwork On The Wrist: The Pink Watch By Richard Mille

The RM 38-02 Tourbillon Bubba Watson or the Pink watch is the latest watch from Richard Mille. Bubba Watson, the American golfer, has been the ambassador of the brand since 2011. 

Richard Mille and Bubba Watson have added another watch to their roster, which includes the RM 038 Tourbillon, the RM 38-01 Tourbillon G-Sensor, and the RM 055. The RM 38-02 Tourbillon is the fourth Richard Mille timepiece to bear Bubba Watson’s name.  

Bubba Watson has been asking Richard Mille for a pink watch for years, and now finally, with the RM 38-02 Tourbillon Bubba Watson, he has a pink watch. When Bubba Watson first saw the watch, he said, “I have been pushing Richard for a pink watch for ten years, and here it is!”. About the watch, Bubba Watson exclaimed, “It’s through the roof pink!”. He further added, “Richard has made some amazing watches for me over the last ten years, but the one thing I kept bugging him for was pink — and he sure listened. There are so many things going on with it. The curve, like the slope on a golf course. The holes. The V with the two bars. I’m just in awe of the sheer mechanics, the artistry of the casing.”


Who Exactly Is Bubba Watson?


Bubba Watson is an American golfer and brand ambassador of Richard Mille. Bubba Watson is among the most impressive of all the incredible athletes that light up the international golf circuit fairways. He has two victories in one of the sport’s most prestigious tournaments, the Masters, in 2012 and 2014. Bubba Watson has topped the driving distance charts five times in his career during the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2014 seasons.

Further, he can generate ball speed of up to 312 km/h, and once Bubba Watson managed to hit a ball an unbelievable 388 meters. 


How Is He The Ideal Partner For Richard Mille?

All of what we discussed above makes him the ideal partner for Richard Mille. The highly innovative, futuristic, desired, and famous Swiss luxury watchmaker creates timepieces that combine technical excellence with unmatched levels of ruggedness. Further, the brand’s founder has been on the mission of partnering up with some of the leading names in the world of sports. Partnering up with athletes gives Richard Mille the opportunity to test out its watches under extremely challenging conditions. In Watson’s case, these conditions are his extremely powerful swings and the forces of acceleration and deceleration that accompany them. So this is how Bubba Watson is an ideal partner for Richard Mille, and this is the reason why the company signed up the American golfer as a partner in 2011. 



The Richard Mille RM 38-02 Tourbillon Bubba Watson The Pink Watch

The RM 38-02 Tourbillon Bubba Watson is limited to 50 pieces and is pretty much the watchmaking equivalent of a hole in one. This watch features the Richard Mille caliber RM 38-02, a manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes. It has a power reserve of circa 70 hours (± 10%). The base plate is machined from Carbon TPT. Carbon TPT is known for its brilliant resistance to micro cracks and splits.

Further, the bridges are made of PVD-treated grade 5 titanium, a highly corrosion resistant and remarkably rigid alloy. This enables the gear train to function effortlessly. The design and execution of the watch show an extensive conceptual approach to the case and dial, and as a result, everything has been constructed carefully to the specifications. The bezel and case back are made from pink and white Quartz TPT, while the caseband combines Carbon TPT and pink Quartz TPT layers. The tripartite drawn-out case shape prevents the torque limiting crown from rubbing against the wrist of the wearer. The torque-limiting crown is a security system to prevent accidental overwinding of the watch, which can cause damage to the winding stern or place intense pressure on the barrel spring. The case is water resistant to 50 m. 

How Much Does The Pink Watch Cost?

The Richard Mille RM 38-02 Tourbillon Bubba Watson costs around $900,000 - $980,000. Although it is expensive, the pink watch is a piece of art.

Conclusion

The color, style and technical excellence of the Richard Mille RM 38-02 Tourbillon Bubba Watson are for celebrating the brilliance and individuality of Bubba Watson. This piece of art looks stunning on the wrist. The American golfer is impressive in his field, and he deserves his Pink Watch realizing that he has been demanding it from Richard Mille for so long.