Richard Mille | Les Voiles de Saint Barth
The 11th edition of the Voiles de Saint Barth, eagerly awaited after two long years of absence, was held last April and involved six days of passionate racing on the Caribbean Sea. Sponsored by world champion freediver Arnaud Jerald and the president of the International Maxi Association (IMA) Benoît de Froidmont, this 2022 edition marked the start of the third leg of the Caribbean Maxi Challenge, a new Caribbean circuit open to all Maxis over 60 feet.
An exceptional line-up took part in this competition: 700 sailors divided into 71 crews were entered in the race (Maxis, Super Maxis, Multihulls, Spinnakers and Melges 24). The winner in the Maxis category won the RM 028 diving watch in its titanium version.
During this event, Richard Mille presented its new RM 032 Voiles de Saint Barth timepiece, a highly technical creation that can withstand a pressure of 300 metres, in accordance with the ISO 6425 standard for diving watches. Worn by Arnaud Jerald in its titanium version, the Voiles de Saint Barth limited edition – of just 120 timepieces – is characterised by its two-tone combination of Caribbean blue and white Quartz TPT. The constant quest for optimal water-resistance and durability has led to the complete integration of these elements into a grade 5 titanium case middle. By contrast, the lugs, inserts and case back in Carbon TPT are combined with grade 5 titanium pushers that operate the chronograph and lock the rotating bezel – a complex construction that bears the seal of Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille on the back.