Roberto Mancini is a master of football technique as well as being a subtle, highly creative strategist, an elegant man who is well-known and recognized for his talent. He successfully guided his team, Manchester City, to victory in the English Premier League. Richard Mille tried to consider what would be the most useful functions that could best serve a manager who directs his team from the bench, running in a device ready for instant reference on his wrist.
Roberto confided that he lacked certain vital information at crucial moments in some of the most hotly contested matches, such as the exact number of minutes remaining during stoppage time. Because what is at stake in this phase of a match is always decisive: it’s win or lose. At these moments, charged with terrific suspense, there is no time display visible in the stadium. Featuring a direct countdown display of the time remaining during this particular stage of the game. It is a technical feat used in mechanical application to help guide strategy.
MONTH DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous indicate with Arabic numerals, placed between 4 and 5 o’clock.
EXTRA TIME / OVERTIME Designed for a football match, the dial displays match time based on each 45-minute half and can take up to 15 minutes of stoppage time into account. During each half, a single press on the push-piece at 4 o’clock activates the flyback function and sends the hand back to 12 o’clock, ready to start timing the second half. If extra time is awarded, the watch displays an additional 15 minutes and up to 5 minutes of stoppage time.
OVERSIZE DATE DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous, placed in a green outlined horizontal aperture under 12 o’clock with automatic adjustment for months of 30 or 31 days.
CALIBER RMAC1 Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, central minutes counter, 12-hour totalizer, annual calendar and adjustable rotor geometry.
DOUBLE BARREL SYSTEM
The double barrel system helps to improve the torque stability over a longer period. This is achieved by dividing the stored energy within two winding barrels instead of one, thereby reducing pressure and friction on the teeth, the bearings and the pivots, resulting in improved long-term performance.
FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA
This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation. It guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shock and also during movement assembly and disassembly, hence better chronometric results over time.
The regulator index is eliminated and a more accurate and repeatable adjustment is possible thanks to 4 small adjustable weights located directly on the balance.
In grade 5 titanium, with double seal O-ring and collar in Alcryn®.
In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides), protected by 8 silicon braces inserted in the upper and lower flanges grooves.
- Bezel side: in sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides).
- Thickness: 1.50 mm
- Case back: in sapphire with anti-glare treatment (2 sides)
- Thickness: at the center 1.20 mm and outer edges 2.04 mm
- Baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium, hand-polished, wet sandblasted and PVD treated - Bridge in black anodized aluminium on the dial side
- Anglage and polishing by hand
- Locking sections hand polished
- Burnished pivots
- Diamond polished sinks
- Pinions with undercuts
- Sandblasted and rhodium-plated, beveled wheels
- Sapphire blasted surfaces
- Anglage and polishing by hand
- Screw slot and screws beveled and polished with rounded
and polished tip.
- Concave chamfering with a diamond tool
- Circular-decorated faces
- Gilding (before cutting the teeth)
- Minimal corrections to preserve the geometry of the wheels
and their performance
50.00 x 42.70 x 16.15 mm