RM 002
RM 002
RM 002

Men's collection

RM 002

TOURBILLON

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AN AESTHETIC MANIFESTO

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.  

Main characteristics

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.

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CALIBER RM002-V2
Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

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.

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CALIBER RM002-V2
Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

POWER RESERVE Circa 70 hours Indicated on the numeric scale to the left of the winding barrel.

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CALIBER RM002-V2
Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

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).)

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CALIBER RM002-V2
Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

CALIBER RM002-V2 Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

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.

CARBON NANOFIBRE BASEPLATE

A composite material of carbon nanofibers, that takes on an isotropic structure possessing mechanical, physical and chemical stability when molded under high pressure. The movement plate has a ribbed perimeter that assures better rigidity between the plate and bridges. This carbon composite structure is also amorphous, chemically neutral and dimensionally stable within a wide range of temperatures.

CARBON NANOFIBRE BASEPLATE

A composite material of carbon nanofibers, that takes on an isotropic structure possessing mechanical, physical and chemical stability when molded under high pressure. The movement plate has a ribbed perimeter that assures better rigidity between the plate and bridges. This carbon composite structure is also amorphous, chemically neutral and dimensionally stable within a wide range of temperatures.

MODULAR TIME SETTING MECHANISM FITTED AGAINST THE CASEBACK

Provides the following advantages for longevity and maintenance:
 - Since the component is mounted outside of the movement, the time setting assembly can be changed without affecting the integrity of the bottom plate in the event of a possible defect or during maintenance, 
- The mounting and dismantling of this module from the back will not require the removal of the hands and the dial.

CENTRAL BRIDGE IN RIGIDIFIED ARCAP

The ribs ensure better rigidity for the bottom plate/bridge assembly.

CENTRAL BRIDGE IN RIGIDIFIED ARCAP

The ribs ensure better rigidity for the bottom plate/bridge assembly.

FAST-ROTATING BARREL

This type of barrel has the following advantages: - The phenomenon of periodic internal mainspring adhesion is significantly diminished, thereby increasing performance, - Provision of an excellent mainspring delta curve with an ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratio.