Before Richard Mille made his official debut at SIHH 2016, he showed you the new Richard Mille RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat watch, which is a thinner version of its iconic RM 010 timepiece without sacrifice The aesthetics or performance of the original.
On the surface, the iconic shape of the original RM 010 timepiece has been transformed into a thinner, more wearable watch. However, to give the movement a visual sense of depth (this is a feature of all other Richard Mille ’s previous products), designers must come up with a solution that not only provides the desired appearance, but also remains sturdy The structure must be completed in a very thin shell.
According to Richard Mille, “The extreme use of the skeleton in the RM 67-01 has many clues in this regard; however, a new dial construction method shifts the eye from the edge of the three-layer bezel to Hour and minute hands in the central area. “
Uniquely, the Arabic hours are made of solid metal and are mounted on two titanium metal rails surrounding the dial and directly connected to the movement. Each number is filled with luminescent material for easy viewing at night. Another interesting design element is the date display, which is outlined at 5 o’clock with luminous holes instead of Arabic numerals.
The new automatic movement (Caliber CRMA6) has a thickness of only 3.6 mm and can be placed in a new case made of titanium, measuring 38.7 mm x 47.52 mm x 7.75 mm. Richard Mille copy said that the movement was “designed by Les Breuleux engineers”.
The main board and bridge board are made of grade 5 titanium alloy and combined with gray and black plasma treatment. The weight of the pendulum is platinum, which is part of the “OneWay” winding system, made of ceramic ball bearings; this system allows the barrel to be wound up efficiently while maintaining the extra flat, compact size of the hollow movement.
The back of the movement, like the side of the dial, is hollowed out and visible through the transparent bottom cover. The components on display include large hollow winding barrels, rotors, advancing locomotives and bridges for automatic winding mechanisms.watches copy
It is worth noting that even the three slotted screws on the dial side are different because they are opposite to the standard direction. In addition, customized torque screws can be seen throughout the movement. These torque screws can ensure the correct tension according to their respective applications.
The 25 jewel movement has a running frequency of 4 Hz and has a power reserve of 50 hours. Functions include hours, minutes, semi-instantaneous dates and function indicators. The function indicator allows the wearer to see the winding, date setting and manual setting modes activated when the winding crown is pulled out. Each position is indicated by a pointer at 2 o’clock, which shows the following functions: W (winding), D (date) and H (hand setting).
The free spring balance with variable inertia ensures that the movement has higher reliability when it is impacted. The regulator index is eliminated, and because of the four small adjustable weights directly on the balance, more accurate and repeatable adjustments can be made. Details such as a fast rotating barrel (5 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours) are few, and the developed gear tooth profile (pressure angle of 20 °) improves the timing performance of the timer. quality replica watches