24 January 2024 at 4:17 pm #11660Participant
Richard Mille – RM056 Felipe Massa Sapphire
I often think of a watch case made entirely of sapphire crystal, so that the inner mechanisms can be explored. Therefore, I was delighted to see the new Richard Mille RM056 Felipe Massa Sapphire Tourbillon Split-Hands Competition Chronograph (yes, that’s the full name…).
The RM056 features a very complex hand-wound tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, chronograph seconds, power reserve and torque indicators.
The entire case is cut and milled from a solid block of sapphire, which was an engineering challenge given the material’s extreme hardness. The result is a scratch-resistant case that reveals the complexity of the mechanism.
All bezel housing components are treated with an anti-reflective coating for optimal optical results. All parts of the movement are perfect, most of them are made of titanium, and the total weight of the movement is less than 10 grams. Hopefully we’ll see other watches with sapphire crystal cases like this in the future, possibly at a cheaper price. <p>replica Jacob & Co. EPIC X watches</p>24 January 2024 at 4:18 pm #11661Participant
Richard Mille RM 11-03
Richard Mille took advantage of the Automobile Elegance Competition held at the Chateau Chantilly to launch a new watch RM 11-03. This isn’t just an evolution of its iconic model, it’s a leap forward.
Return by plane. The pilot said “fly back”. In 2007, Richard Mille launched a stunning new machine, the RM 011 watch, with an eye-catching uniquely shaped case. A brilliant move. An uppercut in the cozy world of fine watchmaking. It was developed in close collaboration with Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa. This collaboration would lead to other collaborations, such as 2013’s collaboration with Roberto Mancini. The football coach had long been looking for a highly technical and precise instrument that could accompany and assist him during matches. The RM 11-01’s new features achieve this goal, allowing for the timing of game sessions over 45 minutes and additional time. In 2014, the RM 11-02 second time zone watch created another surprise, adding a flyback chronograph function and an annual calendar. RM 011 is better than a code name, it has become a family name, a prestigious lineage to which all cousins in other series of Richard Mille watches can refer.
At the height of its glory, the RM 011 was retired in 2016 and replaced by the new RM 11-03 automatic flyback chronograph. This absolutely sporty watch embodies the DNA typical of Richard Mille’s creations and fully integrates the brand’s new visual codes. Always drawing strong inspiration from cars and their history. Well-informed fans of the brand will find all the elements they are looking for: a self-winding RMAC3 mechanical movement with a variable-geometry unidirectional rotor and a battery life of 55 hours. Mechanics clearly visible through the sapphire case back, grade 5 titanium bridges and bridges, sapphire dial just 0.4 mm thick, 60-minute countdown, 12-hour totalizer, large date and month. Of course, this watch is water-resistant to 50 meters. The tonneau box benefits from a sportier evolution with the addition of prominent serrations. Its redesign has not changed its generous dimensions: 49.94 x 44.50 mm. The new benchmark in the segment is now available, priced from €121,500 for the titanium version. It is undeniable that this new work is well thought out, and while fully inheriting its heritage, it opens a new era for Richard Mille watches, both in terms of technological innovation and style in fine watchmaking.
The RM 11-03 is a flyback chronograph. Accuracy guaranteed. The Richard Mille variable-geometry rotor winds automatically to adapt to the wearer’s activity level. The double barrel increases the number of revolutions and ensures that the performance of the movement is maintained in the long run.
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