Pedal Faster

We’re all in awe of the super-fit packs of bicyclists zooming around on carbon fiber racing bikes wearing aerodynamic helmets. If you want the instant respect but don’t look good in sweaty spandex, all you need is Richard Mille’s new cycling watch.
Text by Bill Lindsey | April 17, 2018 | Luxury

Hardcore cyclists are obsessed with hi-tech gear that allows them to achieve speeds that would get a car pulled over by the law. To keep them on time, Richard Mille offers the RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Proust, named after the driver with the most Formula One wins who now races bicycles. The eminently practical features include an easy-to-read dial, lightweight carbon housing, mechanical movement with 70-hour power reserve, a digital counter that tracks mileage and a rubber wrist strap that is impervious to sweat. The visible movement is designed to be worn on the right wrist, even if you prefer to don it on the left. A mere 30 will ever be made, which seems odd until you factor in the $815,000 pricetag. Yes, you could buy an investment home for less, but at least the watch comes with a racing bicycle, so suddenly it’s a great deal — if you can swing it;