Posts Tagged ‘Yohan Blake’

Richard Mille to Donate The Yohan Blake Tourbillion Prototype Watch

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Richard Mille Yohan Blake Watch

On 28th September, Richard Mille will donate a unique piece to Only Watch, the Yohan Blake Tourbillon Prototype, for the 5th edition of this exceptional charity auction held in Monaco. The proceeds from the auction will be for the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.

The watch being donated is the Yohan Blake Tourbillon Prototype which Yohan Blake wore at the 2012 London Olympic Games where he won three medals and also at the Diamond League in Lausanne where he also won the 100m and became the third fastest sprinter of all time over this distance, beating his personal best.

This prototype, which was worn by Yohan Blake during the London Olympic Games, created an enormous amount of media attention. It is a unique piece based upon the RM 038 but adapted to Yohan Blake’s specifications. This watch has experienced the joy of the podium and shared the spotlight with the gold and silver medals won by Yohan. It is truly a piece of historic importance» said Richard Mille.

This Tourbillon Prototype in the colours of the Jamaican flag features a green flange and crown, yellow minute-markers and a yellow Velcro® strap that contrasts with the all white case. This caliber with 19 jewels and beating at 3Hz, has its baseplate, bridges and balance cock made of grade 5 titanium.

The case of this prototype is made of an extremely rugged and light alloy called magnesium WE 54, one of the lightest metals used in construction and has excellent property retention capacities at elevated temperatures. After a long and delicate machining phase, theses alloys are given a new electro-plasma oxidation treatment called Miarox®, improving both the durability and scratch resistance of this alloy as well as its wear and corrosion properties.

By placing a tourbillon watch on Yohan Blake’s wrist during the Olympic Games- a first in the history of sprinting- the brand was able to test the resilience of this exceptional and unique piece in extreme conditions, assessing its performance and comfort when faced with typical racing constraints.

The Richard Mille brand has been a dedicated and unwavering supporter of Only Watch since its creation and chose to donate on this occasion a unique piece full of history which accompanied the great champion in 2012.

 

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Source: Richard Mille Facebook Page

Yohan Blake for adidas Grand Prix in NY June 9th

Monday, May 28th, 2012

adidas Grand Prix

Yohan Blake will be in NY for the adidas Grand Prix on June 9th. For more info check the official Facebook page at:

http://www.facebook.com/adidasGrandPrix or visit www.adidasgrandprix.com

You can purchase tickets here!

Win a Trip to NYC to see Yohan Blake at the adidas Grand Prix!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Facebook Competition to win a trip from Jamaica to New York to the adidas Grand Prix to see Yohan Blake run on June 9th!
Go to Facebook.com/YohanBlake  for all terms and conditions and to enter!

CONTEST:

SHOW YOUR STRIPES
Submit your best photo showing your three adidas stripes.
For example, you can take a picture in a racing position wearing clothing with 3 stripes on it.
Be creative, ask your friends to vote for you . The photo with the most votes wins.

Voting is until May 24th. Contest is open to Jamaican residents 18 +. See contest for further details and eligibility requirements.

GRAND PRIZE
1) A trip for two (2) to New York from Jamaica for VIP tickets to
adidas Grand Prix
2) One (1) room at specified hotel for both Friday and Saturday night.
3) Air transportation for 2 people from Jamaica to NYC economy class-
purchased 14 days in advance
4) Return transport from Airport to Hotel and also from Hotel to
adidas Grand Prix and back
5) Per diems- 2 full days and 1 half travel day at $50 per day. $125
each totaling $250.

 

 

Yohan Blake Sets the Fastest Time In The World This Year For 100m

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Reigning world 100-meter champion Yohan Blake, set the fastest time in the world this year in his 2012 debut at the distance, winning in 9.90 seconds in cold and rainy conditions at the UTech Classics 2012.
Read More at Yahoo News