RM 008
RM 008
RM 008

Men's collection

RM 008

TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH - FELIPE MASSA

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ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX OBJECTS EVER MADE

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.

Main characteristics

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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).

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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.

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.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

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.

CHRONOGRAPH (Column wheel in titanium)

The modern architecture of this movement has allowed for the consistent and rational arrangement of its constituent parts, avoiding unnecessary superimpositions and permitting the best possible use of the functions with technical solutions. For example, research was conducted into the geometric design of the column wheel that controls the different levers to ensure perfect, long-term, stable and simultaneous functioning of the chronograph mechanism, a feature that is essential for a high performance chronometer. Operation: the chronograph function is stopped and started via the pusher located on the lower left at 8 o’clock. The hands are reset by pressing another pusher located on the upper left at 10 o’clock.

CHRONOGRAPH (Column wheel in titanium)

The modern architecture of this movement has allowed for the consistent and rational arrangement of its constituent parts, avoiding unnecessary superimpositions and permitting the best possible use of the functions with technical solutions. For example, research was conducted into the geometric design of the column wheel that controls the different levers to ensure perfect, long-term, stable and simultaneous functioning of the chronograph mechanism, a feature that is essential for a high performance chronometer. Operation: the chronograph function is stopped and started via the pusher located on the lower left at 8 o’clock. The hands are reset by pressing another pusher located on the upper left at 10 o’clock.

SPLIT SECONDS MECHANISM WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

One of the new characteristics developed for the RM 008-V2 Felipe Massa is the virtually complete elimination of initial jumping in the chronograph seconds hand. A great number of studies led to the design and manufacture of gear wheels and levers in titanium, thus reducing inertia. Moreover, the development of a new generation of split seconds components meant that energy consumption of this function could be lowered by approximately 50 % through the reduction of friction on the spindle, and the chronograph hands jumping when stopping is virtually eliminated. This was achieved by research that focused on the working of the split seconds’ arms. Operation: By depressing the pusher on the right (at 4 o’clock), the user can stop the split seconds hand in order to read an intermediate time while the chronograph is engaged. Pressing the pusher again allows the split seconds hand to rejoin the chronograph, ready for the next measurement.

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