This timepiece boldly proclaims the positions adopted by Richard Mille and showcased in each of its creations. It interprets its declaration of faith: to innovate continually and in total freedom, even if this means flagrant subversion of traditional watchmaking classicism. This model immediately exhibits the aesthetic vocabulary used to produce its watchmaking architecture. Stripping away the conventional opaque dial and opening up the caseback through transparent sapphire within the broad, curvaceous bezels reveals the architectural interior in its entirety. The 3D effect can be observed from every angle. Our journey to the interior of the watch can begin. A long tracking shot through the mechanism reveals an infinite complexity of interacting gears and parts in a microscopic universe of motion. Richard Mille wanted the ergonomics to be revolutionary, and this forced to resolve a vital contradiction: how to combine the concavity of the caseback – essential for comfort, as it fits the anatomy of the wrist perfectly – with the horizontal plane essential to the construction of the mechanism.
Building upon the premiere use and consequent success of the carbon nanofibre baseplate developed for Richard Mille’s tourbillon wristwatches, a new interpretation of this high-tech material combined with a case of microblasted titanium is added to the existing collection.
TORQUE INDICATOR Shows the mainspring’s tension: below 53 dNmm, the spring is too slack; at the other extreme, above 65 dNmm, excessive tension can adversely affect the running of the movement and may even cause damage.
POWER RESERVE Circa 70 hours Indicated on the numeric scale to the left of the winding barrel.
FUNCTION SELECTOR In a manner similar to a car’s gearbox, a push-button located at the center of the crown allows one to select the winding, neutral and hand setting functions with a simple push : W (Winding) – N (Neutral) – H (Hands).)
CALIBER RM002-V2 Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.