The RM 008 incorporates all the characteristics of the RM 004 chronograph, to which we added a tourbillon carriage made up of 85 parts and weighing just a third of a gram (0.34 g). Its assembly and regulation alone requires several months to complete.
It's the latest model to carry the name of the Formula 1 driver, Felipe Massa, who test drives all Richard Mille watches. The RM 008 Felipe Massa has a baseplate in carbon nanofiber, split second chronograph and bears the colours of the Brazilian flag on its inner bezel and a red crown.
TORQUE INDICATOR Supplies information about 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.
SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE BRIDGES AND CASE This permits better control of the torque applied to the screws during assembly. These screws are therefore unaffected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly and age well.
FUNCTION INDICATOR In a manner similar to a car's gearbox, the function indicator allows one to see the winding, neutral and hand setting positions as the crown is pulled out. Each position is indicated via a hand at 4 o’clock displaying the following functions: W(Winding) – N(Neutral) – H(Hands).
CALIBER RM 008-V2 FELIPE MASSA RM 008-V2 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, chronograph, split seconds, power reserve, torque indicator, function indicator.