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Thinnest watch in the world is from Ferrari

July 11, 2022

1.75 millimeters thick

The fact that the watch is so expensive is mainly due to the technical challenges involved in making such a thin watch. The components that are normally stacked in the cabinet must be many times thinner. As a result, the mechanical timepiece is only 1.75 mm thick. The French watchmaker Richard Mille thus breaks Bulgari’s record with the Octo Finissimo Ultra, which is 0.05 millimeters thicker. That’s a difference smaller than the thickness of a human hair. Bizarre!

Solid price

In addition to the technical challenges, the limited edition of 150 pieces worldwide also plays a role in the pricing of nearly 1.9 million. From that money, you could also buy, say, four Ferrari 812s, or seven Romas. The collaboration between Richard Mille and Ferrari goes back more than 50 years, through, among other things, the sponsorship of Formula 1, with Ferrari drivers always wearing a Richard Mille watch.

Technical specs

For fans of exclusive timepieces, here are some technical details about the watch. It is made of lightweight and rock solid grade 5 titanium. This therefore results in a total weight of only 30 grams, including the strap. Furthermore, the watch is waterproof to a depth of 10 meters and you have to wind the timepiece yourself, after which it keeps ticking for 45 hours. In the video below, the French watchmaker elaborates on the production and testing phase of the watch.