For many it may not be new, yet some of you have asked us: what watch was wearing the coach of the Italian national football team in the debut match of Euro 2020? During his debut in the UEFA European Championship, which marked the success of Italy by 3 goals to 0 against Turkey, Roberto Mancini wore the Richard Mille dedicated to him or the RM 11-04, successor to the original RM 11 -01, the first chronograph dedicated exclusively to the world of football!
The RM 11-01 and 04 are, in fact, gods flyback chronographs aimed at time the duration of a football match. Are designed exclusively for this sport and are the only ones you can find on the market. There is no other chronograph that allows such an easy and quick reading of the duration, recovery and extra time (for overtime) of a match.
Compared to a classic chronograph, there are two coaxial hands with hours and minutes; one for the minutes (green, white and red arrow) e one for the seconds (red-tipped sphere). The start of the chronograph sets both hands in motion and the display of the chronograph scale is optimized and extended to the entire dial for show the minutes that have elapsed since the start of the match. Once you get to 45 minutes, or in a critical phase of the match in the event of a match still in the balance, recovery time can also be monitored, a detail that is never reported by the official stopwatches present at the stadium.
“Every last minute, every second is precious
and has the potential to overturn the outcome of a match ”.
Through the flyback function it is possible to restart the chronograph with the start of the second time or extra time without even stopping it with the button at 2 o'clock. At 3 o'clock an area has even been provided for the recovery of extra times. As you can see from the photos, the time display is extremely clear and allows Roberto to properly manage the time remaining at the end of the game and the high load of stress to which he is subject.
The case characterized by the use of the colors of the Italian flag and the Azzurri shirt, is in Carbon TPT® practically indestructible material; the colors of the Italian flag, Il Tricolore, on the dial; and Squadra Azzurra's official shade of blue, an eye-catching shade on the bezel, crown, button caps and rubber strap.
In addition to displaying oversized hours, minutes, seconds, date and month, the automatic skeletonized movement at the center of the RM 11-04 caliber RMAC3 features a flyback chronograph with central minute counter and variable geometry rotor and an annual calendar. The power reserve varies between 45 and 55 hours, depending on whether the chronograph is running.
The retail price of the latter RM 11-04 is around 200 euros. For more details, take a look al our article written by Andrea Frigerio.