RM 003
RM 003
RM 003

Men's collection

RM 003

TOURBILLON DUAL TIME ZONE

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BELIEF IN WIDER WATCHMAKING DISCIPLINES

Timepieces should be both sophisticated and practical, easy to use, and comfortable on the wrist. The RM 003 is slightly larger than the RM 002 model that inspired it. The second time zone, which is very useful and legible, bears witness to this, as does the very handy push-piece to operate it positioned at nine o’clock. With the function indicator, via a pusher in the crown, the wearer can select from three positions.

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.

Available in Titanium, 18K red or white gold, platinum, gem-set case All gray.

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CALIBER RM003-V2
Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, second time zone, 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 RM003-V2
Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, second time zone, 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 RM003-V2
Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, second time zone, 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 RM003-V2
Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, second time zone, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

CALIBER RM003-V2 Manual winding Tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, second time zone, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

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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.

Available in Titanium, 18K red or white gold, platinum, gem-set case All gray.

DUAL TIME ZONE INDICATOR

Indicates a dual time zone with hours on a transparent sapphire crystal disc. These come into view when suspended above the light colored field located near 3 o’clock. The dual time zone is simple to adjust via a pusher located at 9 o’clock.

DUAL TIME ZONE INDICATOR

Indicates a dual time zone with hours on a transparent sapphire crystal disc. These come into view when suspended above the light colored field located near 3 o’clock. The dual time zone is simple to adjust via a pusher located at 9 o’clock.

GRAY 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 CASE BACK

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.

MODULAR TIME SETTING MECHANISM FITTED AGAINST THE CASE BACK

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.

FAST ROTATING BARREL (6 hours per revolution instead of 7,5 hours)

This type of barrel provides 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.

Characteristics

VARIABLE INERTIA, FREE SPRUNG BALANCE
The free-sprung balance gives better reliability in the event of shocks, movement assembly and disassembly, and also guarantees better chronometric results over an extended period of time.

BARREL PAWL WITH PROGRESSIVE RECOIL
This device permits an appreciable winding gain (circa 20 %), especially during the start of winding. It also aids in the even distribution of the mainspring’s internal tension.

WINDING BARREL TEETH AND THIRD-WHEEL PINION WITH CENTRAL INVOLUTE PROFILE
The central involute profile of the winding barrel teeth and pinion provides an optimal pressure angle of 20°. This promotes effective rotary motion and allows for compensation of possible variations in the engagement of the going train, thus insuring excellent torque transmission with a distinct improvement in performance.

OTHER FEATURES
- Movement dimensions: 30.20 x 28.60 mm
- Thickness: 6.35 mm
- Tourbillon diameter: 12.30 mm
- Balance wheel diameter: 10.00 mm
- Jewels: 23
- Balance: Glucydur, 2 arms, 4 setting screws,
moment of inertia 10 mg•cm2,angle of lift 53°
- Frequency: 21.600 vph (3 Hz)
- Balance spring: ELINVAR by Nivarox® • Torque indicator: with reference
measurement in dNmm
- Shock protection: KIF ELASTOR KE 160 B28
- Jewels: set in white gold chatons
- Barrel shaft: in nickel-free chronifer
(DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S) with the following characteristics: stainless- antimagnetic
- suitable for tempering.

FINISHING
Movement
- Anglage and polishing by hand
- Locking sections hand polished
- Sapphire blasted milled sections
- Lapped and polished contact points
- Burnished pivots

Steel parts
- Sapphire blasted surfaces
- Anglage and polishing by hand

Wheels
- Concave chamfering with a diamond tool • Circular finished faces
- Gilded (before cutting the teeth)
- Minimal corrections applied to the wheels in order to preserve geometry
and performance.

DIMENSIONS
Length 48 mm x 39.70 mm (widest point) x 13.65 mm (thickest area)