City in the Community benefit from bespoke timepiece by Richard Mille

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THE MIDFIELDER JOINED A LOCAL SECONDARY SCHOOL AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM TO DEMONSTRATE HIS ENTREPRENEURIAL FLAIR. THE PROJECT HAS BEEN REVIVED THANKS TO A GENEROUS DONATION FROM THE CLUB’S OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER, RICHARD MILLE.

The donation comes courtesy of the sale of a bespoke timepiece by Richard Mille. Bought by anonymous benefactor, all proceeds have gone into continuing the 10-week programme. It’ll now be rolled out to 13-15 year olds in secondary schools across Manchester and provide students with an insight into Manchester City Football Club as a business. All the young people receive a qualification at the end of the course.

Peter Harrison, CEO Richard Mille Europe Middle East and Africa said: “We’re thrilled to be able to make a contribution to a terrific programme that improves the lives of local children in the Manchester area and helps them achieve their goals and exceed their potential. City in the Community is such an important initiative and we’re proud to be able to play a part in its development.”

The bespoke watch sold was a show-stopper and as an adaptation of the original RM 010, it came in a white gold case with a white rubber strap, and finished with a white gold buckle. Flange and crown rubber recall Manchester City’s official team colours, blue and white, which are also featured in the club’s official team crest displayed at 12 o’clock. Finishing off this special piece is an engraving of the Club’s logo on the back sapphire glass and ‘MCFC-piece unique’ on the caseback.

The piece also boasts an automatic winding skeleton movement with integrated rotor and variable geometry, a distinctive feature found in Richard Mille timepieces. This watch is strictly assembled and finished by hand: the curve shaped casing alone requires 202 distinct machining operations.

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