Richard Mille RM053 Pablo Mac Donough made for Polo, The Sport of Kings (NOT the Mint with The Hole)
Before I talk about the watch and the fact that Richard Mille is about to be majority owned by a lux group(Kering sounds like caring, which is also noted on their site ;) actually that's all there is to say about that so I won't be saying more about it later), the one thing that stands out in my mind about this RM piece and a number of their tourby offerings with APRP (Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi)movements is that it makes a statement... and that statement is 'I have screw you money" :)
raphmeister's definition - screw you money: excessive amounts of money wielded with utter lack of care or interest to show that the possessor of it does not have to give a flying fudge about anything logical / reasonable / sensible / practical and chooses to do whatsoever they wish to do with that money, no matter how inane, foolish, unnecessary, incredulous etc etc etc it may seem to all others[be they aristocats or hoi polloi ~ note all misspellings are intentional].
It speaks not only of excessive wealth but of the owner’s attitude in the use of that excess and a self developed perspective of value. Your taste or likes do not matter to them and they can afford and will buy whatever it is they wish to even if it is not 'beautiful' or 'worth the $' in others eyes.
Person A (overbearing, believe they know-it-all type): That is just not practical. That makes absolutely no sense! Who would buy that… blah blah blah
Person B: Yup, he’s got screw you money
To the watch itself then... it differs from the typical RM watch face in design and it's dial angled layout is similar to that of a driving watch(this one at a 30 degree angle) and it has a look of race car dials but it's actually designed for the sport of kings, polo. tonneau shaped titanium case, mix of micro blasted grade 5 ti and diamond hard titanium carbide hard shell to withstand the hits and shocks, which it kinda needs as it is a decent sized 50mm 42.7mm 20mm case size. 48 hours power reserve & the kicker, the retail price is US$580k :)
signing out, raphmeister 'baller whilst he has a RM053 on his wrist' too