Last night in St. Gallen (Switzerland) on the Swiss shore of Lake Constance, the first exit from the new coach of the Italian National Soccer Team of Roberto Mancini with a positive and easy victory over Saudi Arabia for 2-1.

The most attentive observers will certainly not have missed the timepiece that accompanied the 90 minutes of the blue coach in his first official outing. In fact, we are talking about the Richard MilleRM 11-01, reference created by the famous manufacture of Les Breuleux, Canton of the Jura for the Italian coach.

Roberto Mancini is a football technique master, creative and strategist, an elegant man who is well known and recognized for his talent. He was looking for an ultra-technical tool that could help him not only during matches, but especially during extra time.

It all started, he declared Richard Mille, during a meeting with Roberto Mancini, in which the blue coach confirmed the need to keep under control the individual moments of a match, especially the crucial minutes of recovery and the remaining seconds of overtime. Hence the idea of ​​creating a timepiece with a counter immediately arose countdown of the seconds relative to the minutes of recovery.

We tried this one-of-a-kind timepiece for you that amazed us both for the mechanics superfine both for the extreme lightness and comfort on the wrist despite the important dimensions of the tonneau case of 50mm x 42,70mm. (The version we cuffed is in rose gold while RM chose the version in grade 5 titanium).

The Richard Mille 11-01 Roberto Mancini, is animated by caliber RMAC1, skeletonized movement a automatic winding, with rotor a variable inertia equipped with two charging barrels. On the dial you can easily read the indications of the annual calendar: the date thanks to the window at 12 o'clock and the indication of the month between 4 and 5. It is also equipped with flyback chronograph, central minutes with hour counter at six o'clock.

The hand yellow-red with the green arrow of the chronograph minutes, once pressed with the button at 2 o'clock, the measurement of the first playing time begins. After this period, the watch starts measuring the recovery time. By pressing the button at 4 o'clock, the flyback function allows you to reset and simultaneously resume with the measurement of the second period of play.

Il creation process of RM 11-01 needs more 420 hours for its realization. Thanks to the detail of the bezel attached with 12 titanium screws and Nitril gasket on the crown, the water resistance of the timepiece is guaranteed up to 50 meters.

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