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Richard Mille is delighted to be supporting Swiss team SP80 in its latest challenge: to break the World Sailing Speed Record in 2022. 

North Thin Ply Technology (NTPTTM), a world leader in pre-impregnated materials, has also contributed to the endeavour by supplying Carbon TPT® for the boat’s structure. The team can now get to work on the crucial stage of producing the sailing boat, which will have to reach a speed of 80 knots (150 km/h) using the wind as its sole source of power. 

Richard Mille has always been captivated by speed, aeronautics and extreme developments. When the project was presented to the watch brand by its long-standing partner NTPTTM, which produces Carbon TPT® exclusively for use in the cases of Richard Mille watches, choosing to support this incredible odyssey was an easy decision. Title inspiration thanks to John Cale.