RM 011
RM 011
RM 011

Men's collection

RM 011

AUTOMATIC FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH FELIPE MASSA

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A LEGENDARY FLAGSHIP OF THE COLLECTION

In order to make space for the winding system with its variable- geometry rotor, we enlarged the case of the RM 004 and RM 008 significantly to create this new model of chronograph, an automatic version of its predecessors. Taking a radical architectural concept and 3D mechanical aspect — both characteristic of the brand — to the limit.
It was the skeletonised, pared-down structure of the mechanism that enabled us to showcase this aesthetic. We enhanced the ergonomics through grooved, non-slip push-pieces. The concave grooves of the crown also helped to accentuate the tension in the use of space defined by the watchcase. Each component comprises the aesthetic expression of its functionality. A complex model, famed for its use by renowned sportsmen.

Main characteristics

Rotor with variable geometry. By adjusting the setting of the rib’s placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or slow it down when sporting activities are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement’s winding mechanism to be optimized and personalized to the owner’s lifestyle.

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CALIBER RMAC1
Skeletonised automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry offering hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer, oversize date, month.

OVERSIZE DATE DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous, placed in a red outlined horizontal aperture under 12 o’clock.

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CALIBER RMAC1
Skeletonised automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry offering hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer, oversize date, month.

MONTH DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous indicate with Arabic numerals, placed between 4 and 5 o’clock.

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CALIBER RMAC1
Skeletonised automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry offering hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer, oversize date, month.

ANNUAL CALENDAR Automatic adjustment for months of 30 or 31 days.

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CALIBER RMAC1
Skeletonised automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry offering hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer, oversize date, month.

CALIBER RMAC1 Skeletonised automatic winding movement with adjustable rotor geometry offering hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer, oversize date, month.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

Rotor with variable geometry. By adjusting the setting of the rib’s placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or slow it down when sporting activities are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement’s winding mechanism to be optimized and personalized to the owner’s lifestyle.

FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

By using the pusher between 4 and 5 o’clock, the running chronograph can be reset without first having to stop the mechanism. This was originally developed for pilots, in order not to lose time (and therefore accuracy) from stopping, resetting and starting the chronograph whilst traversing a navigational point. Running operation: The user can start or stop the chronograph function via the pusher located between 1 and 2 o’clock. The flyback function can be continuously reset at will by depressing the second pusher located between 4 and 5 o’clock. Stopping: Use the start/stop pusher between 1 and 2 o’clock to stop the chronograph, then depress the reset/flyback pusher once.

FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

By using the pusher between 4 and 5 o’clock, the running chronograph can be reset without first having to stop the mechanism. This was originally developed for pilots, in order not to lose time (and therefore accuracy) from stopping, resetting and starting the chronograph whilst traversing a navigational point. Running operation: The user can start or stop the chronograph function via the pusher located between 1 and 2 o’clock. The flyback function can be continuously reset at will by depressing the second pusher located between 4 and 5 o’clock. Stopping: Use the start/stop pusher between 1 and 2 o’clock to stop the chronograph, then depress the reset/flyback pusher once.

CASE

This was the subject of an entire year
 of research and development. With regard
to the production of each case, 68 different stamping operations are required for the three main components (bezel, middle section
and case back). The machine tooling process requires 8 days of adjusting the machines
for the bezel, 5 days for the middle section
and 5 days for the case back.
Prior to this process, developing a methodology for carrying out this series of operations took 120 hours, the drawings for the tools 130 hours, and implemention 180 hours. Each rough case involves 202 separate machining operations. The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a complete conceptual approach to the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to an extremely rigorous specification, in the manner of the analytical engineering methods used in the design of Formula 1 racing cars where the chassis and the engine
are developed in complete harmony.
For example, a casing ring is no longer used
and the movement is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers (ISO SW) fixed
by 4 grade 5 titanium screws.
Features such as these are evidence
of uncompromising workmanship.
 The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by 2 Nitril O-ring seals.
The case is assembled with 20 spline screws
in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.

ROTOR WITH VARIABLE GEOMETRY

• Arm in grade 2 titanium
 • Flange in grade 2 titanium
 • 6-positional adjustment via grade 5 titanium screws
 • Wings in 18K, high palladium content white gold
 • Weight segment in tungsten/cobalt alloy • Ceramic ball bearings
 • Unidirectional; anti-clockwise winding direction This exclusive Richard Mille design allows the rewinding of the mainspring to be adapted most effectively
to the user’s activity level
whether it be sporting or non-sporting environments.