Les Voiles de St. Barth

 Los Angeles Confidential  |  May 2013

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Sailors at the French West Indies race compete to win a Richard Mille watch.

   Contestants set sail in the fourth edition of Caribbean yacht racing competition Les Voiles de St. Barth from April 8-13, 2013 in Saint Barthélemy, French West Indies. But in lieu of a medal, some 800 sailors from around the world braved a challenging sailing course in windy weather in hopes of taking home a bright yellow, water-resilient Richard Mille RM 028 Automatic Dive Watch “Les Voiles de St. Barth” ($93,000).

   Sailors and their more than 60 vessels were divided into various classes, which navigated through difficult racecourses around the area. Wendy Schmidt of the Maxi Yachts class anchored a victory in her Swan 80 Selene and was awarded the diver’s watch at the prize-giving ceremony.

   The limited-edition timepiece’s bright yellow color is characteristic of traditional sailing and diving pursuits, while its three-part case construction and 22 torque screws render it water resistant up to 300 meters. An automatic winding rotor, which includes a weight that swings inside as a person wears it to generate the watch’s power, makes it the ideal accessory for an active person. Available at Richard Mille Boutique Beverly Hills222 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-285-9898
   

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