As gold is a noble material in chemical terms, it was very difficult for the NTPT and Richard Mille engineers to ensure it “fused” correctly with carbon and quartz.
Because titanium is as strong as steel but much less dense, it is generally used in aeronautics and medical fields for its lightness and biocompatible properties. Grade 5 titanium has excellent properties that combine strength with resistance to extreme temperatures and corrosion.
Translucent composite, injected carbon nanotubes
The carbon nanotubes are extremely resistant (200 times more resistant than steel) and very light.
They are more resistant to impacts than carbon fibre thanks to their structure, which features an exceptional surface/volume ratio. The nanotubes are injected into a mould containing a green-yellow polymer.
This gives the case its final shape and translucency.
ATZ White Ceramic
Alumina Toughened Zirconia
Highly scratch resistant