Just seen this startling new watch design: http://richardmille.com/watch/rm-70-01/

It's been designed for cyclists, apparently, but I have no idea what kind of cyclist (apart from a stupidly rich one).

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Canyon48 [1078 posts] 11 months ago
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When I think of iconic cyclists, I always think of Alain Prost.

Similarly, when I think of Alain Prost, I think about how much of an iconic cyclist he is/was.

Wayne Rooney cycling watch next?

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hawkinspeter [2494 posts] 11 months ago
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It's got a mechanical mileage odometer.

Here's a little bit more info about it: http://www.watch-insider.com/news/richard-mille-rm-70-01-tourbillon-alain-prost/

Apparently, you get a free custom Colnago with it!

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davel [2579 posts] 11 months ago
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I'm happy (and a tad smug) when I see stuff that I can't afford that looks like it's been designed by a four year-old with three crayons and a pissed-up R2D2. As long as they keep peddling shit like this to fat sheikhs and oligarchs, I can keep buying stuff that looks good for medium money.

As soon as billionaires get any taste, I'll dig out my shellsuits.

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hawkinspeter [2494 posts] 11 months ago
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$815,500 and it's only for left-handed people: https://newatlas.com/richard-mille-rm-70-01-watch/51758/

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pjm60 [55 posts] 11 months ago
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"DOES THE ‘CYCLING’ WATCH THAT RICHARD MILLE HAS DEDICATED TO YOU INTEGRATE THIS CONCEPT OF PERFORMANCE?

First, I have to point out that Richard is the one who had the idea for this watch. He initiated all of this. He suggested to me the possibility of making a watch together, since he’s also passionate about cycling." http://richardmille.com/watch/rm-70-01/

 

What? Wasn't my idea!

 

Not exactly a glowing review from the man himself.

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don simon [2539 posts] 11 months ago
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Gopping!

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davel [2579 posts] 11 months ago
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But I'm still looking forward to reading Kadinkski's butler's review of it  1

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BehindTheBikesheds [2401 posts] 11 months ago
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Wearing a chavvy watch like that is the antithesis of look at me I'm a cunt with more money than sense.

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mike the bike [1109 posts] 11 months ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Wearing a chavvy watch like that is the antithesis of look at me I'm a cunt with more money than sense.

Antithesis?  Is that really what you meant?

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BehindTheBikesheds [2401 posts] 11 months ago
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mike the bike wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Wearing a chavvy watch like that is the antithesis of look at me I'm a cunt with more money than sense.

Antithesis?  Is that really what you meant?

senior moment, somehow had in my head it meant the pinnacle of but it's clearly the polar opposite of (anti and all that), my badyes

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ConcordeCX [877 posts] 11 months ago
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It appears to have a swastika carved into the crown. 

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Leviathan [3057 posts] 11 months ago
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Why would you want that when you can get any Mvmt watch for £150 

https://www.mvmtwatches.com/collections/all-mens-watches

 

Although if money was no object I might fancy the obscenely overcomplicated Devon Tread:

https://www.devonworks.com/product-page/tread-1-a

Only $18,450.00

 

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BarryBianchi [418 posts] 11 months ago
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Well I think stuff like that is brilliant.  It's always good to discover expensive stuff that I wouldn't have/wear even if I was paid to.

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ConcordeCX [877 posts] 11 months ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:
mike the bike wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Wearing a chavvy watch like that is the antithesis of look at me I'm a cunt with more money than sense.

Antithesis?  Is that really what you meant?

senior moment, somehow had in my head it meant the pinnacle of but it's clearly the polar opposite of (anti and all that), my badyes

perhaps you were thinking of apotheosis.

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BehindTheBikesheds [2401 posts] 11 months ago
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I should have gone with epitomises (And changed the sentence somewhat) but had that word in my head as the right one to say what I meant. I love learning/updating so it's all good.

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peted76 [1154 posts] 11 months ago
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I'm loving the innovation and the engineering, but hating the watch, the price and the clientele it's aimed at. 

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madcarew [810 posts] 11 months ago
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To coin a phrase, that fell off the ugly wheel and hit every spoke on the way through. As well as looking like it was designed by a 3 year old with a set of crayons, much of teh blurb that comes with it sounds like it was penned by said child with a particularly ill-trained set of crayons. What a load of tripe!

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PRSboy [329 posts] 11 months ago
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I'd struggle to read that, the hands are invisible vs the fussy detailing of the face.  And who'd want a mechanical mileometer, when you have GPS... think of the additional weight!

I've seen Cavendish wearing his, odd they didn't use that association really, rather than an old racing driver who cycles a bit.

I suspect we are missing the point though, as RM is all about the motorsport association, where money flows more freely than with the average cyclist.

Though that said, I'm surprised no other manufacturers have cottoned on to making a pricier cycling watch for the more money'd MAMILs

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antonio [1168 posts] 11 months ago
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PRSboy wrote:

I'd struggle to read that, the hands are invisible vs the fussy detailing of the face.  And who'd want a mechanical mileometer, when you have GPS... think of the additional weight!

I've seen Cavendish wearing his, odd they didn't use that association really, rather than an old racing driver who cycles a bit.

I suspect we are missing the point though, as RM is all about the motorsport association, where money flows more freely than with the average cyclist.

Though that said, I'm surprised no other manufacturers have cottoned on to making a pricier cycling watch for the more money'd MAMILs

MAMILSWATCH! Brilliant!

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Yorkshire wallet [2261 posts] 11 months ago
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I just read some of accompanying text. It was like pseuds corner or something. 

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The _Kaner [1173 posts] 11 months ago
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The only good thing about the timepiece is...

At least there are only 30 twunts that will/can buy them...