World’s THINEST watch unveiled: $1.8 million Ferrari UP-01 thinner than a 10p coin

Earlier this year Bulgaria hit the headlines with the introduction of the thinnest watch in the world, a stunning model with a thickness of only 1.80 mm.

But the jewelry brand has already gained attention with the new Richard Mille watch it has developed in collaboration with Ferrari.

The RM UP-01 Ferrari is only 0.05mm thinner than the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra and now claims to be the thinnest mechanical watch in the world.

“Measuring just 1.75 millimeters thick, the RM UP-01 Ferrari is a triumph of technical excellence and exemplifies a new approach to watchmaking where technology defines aesthetics like never before,” explains Richard Mille on his website.

However, if you’re hoping to get your hands on a record-breaking watch, you’d be better off saving – RM UP-01 Ferrari for sale at an incredible price of $1,888,000 (£1,571,929).

The RM UP-01 Ferrari is only 0.05mm thinner than the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra and now claims to be the thinnest mechanical watch in the world.

The slim watch is only 1.75mm thick.

The RM UP-01 Ferrari is on sale for a staggering $1,888,000 (£1,571,929).

The Richard Milles watch has been called the world’s thinnest mechanical watch, measuring just 1.75mm thick.

RM UP-01 Ferrari

Total Thickness: 1.75mm

Body shape: Rectangle with rounded corners

Material: Titan 5 class

Price: $1,888,000 (£1,571,929)

Availability: 150 pieces

While Richard Mille intends to design the world’s thinnest watch, he explains that the RM UP-01 Ferrari is far from the beginning of a “concept watch”.

“Even in the area of ​​extreme flatness, we were determined to make watches that meet the same inspection requirements as all our other models,” it explains.

“In this quest for absolute flatness, we had to offer a watch that was not a ‘concept watch’ but one that was in line with the task of keeping track of the wearer’s daily life.”

According to the brand, over 6,000 hours have gone into the development and testing of the watch.

Richard Mille chose Grade 5 titanium for the base plate and bridges, a highly corrosion resistant alloy.

The alloy is 90% grade 5 titanium, six percent aluminum and four percent vanadium.

“This combination further improves the mechanical properties of the material, which explains its frequent use in the aerospace, aviation and automotive industries.”

While Richard Mille intends to design the world's thinnest watch, this explains that the RM UP-01 Ferrari is

While Richard Mille intends to design the world’s thinnest watch, this explains that the RM UP-01 Ferrari is “far from being a concept watch.”

According to Richard Mille, over 6,000 hours have gone into developing and testing the elegant watch.

The base plate is inside a rectangular case with rounded corners, and the time indication is located in the center of the upper half.

The watch is manually wound and has a power reserve of about 45 hours.

The function selector is built into the bezel between 10 and 11 o’clock and allows users to choose between winding and manual adjustment.

“Setting the time or winding the drum is possible by turning the second crown located between 7 and 8 o’clock,” it explains.

If you want to get your hands on one, you need to be fast (and have a solid budget).

The watch is manually wound and has a power reserve of about 45 hours.  The function selector is built into the bezel between 10 and 11 o'clock and allows users to select the winding or manual setting function.

The watch is manually wound and has a power reserve of about 45 hours. The function selector is built into the bezel between 10 and 11 o’clock and allows users to select the winding or manual setting function.

If you want to get your hands on it, you need to be fast (and have a big budget).

The RM UP-01 is limited to 150 pieces and will cost potential buyers $1,888,000 (£1,571,929).

If you want to get your hands on one, you need to be fast (and have a solid budget). The RM UP-01 is limited to 150 pieces and will cost potential buyers $1,888,000 (£1,571,929).

The RM UP-01 is limited to 150 pieces and will cost potential buyers $1,888,000 (£1,571,929).

Its grand opening comes just three months after Bulgari introduced the Octo Finissimo Ultra, a bargain compared to £332,700.

See experts at Hodinki described the new record as “positively insane”.

On his website, he wrote: “Who doesn’t love a world record? I think it’s crazy that we see this watch so soon after the announcement of Bulgari Ultra.

“You have to think that RM had it in the prototyping phase by the time this watch was announced.

“It’s amazing to see that despite the ubiquity of the watchmaking world today, brands continue to push the boundaries of what watchmaking can be.”