RM 016
RM 016
RM 016

Women's collection

RM 016

AUTOMATIC EXTRA FLAT

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THE ULTIMATE IN CHIC STYLE

The creation of a rectangular shape while conserving the brand’s distinguishing hallmarks is a difficult exercise.
Up to now, the height of the mechanical architecture had been a starting point. For this model, Richard Mille concentrated on the opposite constraint: the watch was to be as flat as possible. The mechanism had to be spatially extended, spread out along the horizontal plane, to create a different sensual relationship with the wrist. This determinedly technological watch is also a very refined, ascetic accessory to a particular art of living.

Main characteristics

Rotor with variable geometry. By adjusting the setting of the rib’s placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or slow it down when sporting activities are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement’s winding mechanism to be optimized and personalized to the owner’s lifestyle.
Available in titanium, 18K red or white gold, gem-set case, Titalyt® and DLC.

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CALIBER RMAS7
Skeletonised automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry.

CROWN In ceramic, with double seal O-ring and detailing in either 18K red or white gold.

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CALIBER RMAS7
Skeletonised automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry.

INTERIOR FLANGES (UPPER AND LOWER) In black carbon fiber; index points filled with approved luminous material.

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CALIBER RMAS7
Skeletonised automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry.

DATE DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous, placed in a vertical aperture at 7 o’clock. The calendar disc of sapphire crystal is treated with non-reflective coating on both sides.

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CALIBER RMAS7
Skeletonised automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry.

CALIBER RMAS7 Skeletonised automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

Rotor with variable geometry. By adjusting the setting of the rib’s placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or slow it down when sporting activities are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement’s winding mechanism to be optimized and personalized to the owner’s lifestyle.
Available in titanium, 18K red or white gold, gem-set case, Titalyt® and DLC.

WATCHCASE RM16

The watchcase represents the first entrance of a new shape with its own particular identity into the Richard Mille Watches collection. It is a counterpoint to the existing collection’s themes of motor sport and sailing, reflected in its discreet lines, yet with the same wrist fitting curvature and taper as the rest of the ensemble. It represents a further transformation of the tonneau shape suitable for all occasions. The RM 016 still retains the same characteristics and attention to detail of case design
with a vast number of stamping
and machining operations required for the three main components
(bezel, middle section and case back).
More than 18 days of machine adjustment are required and more than 400 hours
of technical research and drawing
before production even can start.
Each case involves 202 separate
machining operations.
The design and execution of this watchcase typifies the complete conceptual approach
to all parts of the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to an extremely rigorous specification. For example, a casing ring
is no longer used and the movement
is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers (ISO SW) fixed by 4 grade 5 titanium screws. Features such as these are evidence
of uncompromising workmanship.
The tripartite case is water resistant
to 30 meters, ensured by 2 Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 12 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.

WATCHCASE RM16

The watchcase represents the first entrance of a new shape with its own particular identity into the Richard Mille Watches collection. It is a counterpoint to the existing collection’s themes of motor sport and sailing, reflected in its discreet lines, yet with the same wrist fitting curvature and taper as the rest of the ensemble. It represents a further transformation of the tonneau shape suitable for all occasions. The RM 016 still retains the same characteristics and attention to detail of case design
with a vast number of stamping
and machining operations required for the three main components
(bezel, middle section and case back).
More than 18 days of machine adjustment are required and more than 400 hours
of technical research and drawing
before production even can start.
Each case involves 202 separate
machining operations.
The design and execution of this watchcase typifies the complete conceptual approach
to all parts of the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to an extremely rigorous specification. For example, a casing ring
is no longer used and the movement
is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers (ISO SW) fixed by 4 grade 5 titanium screws. Features such as these are evidence
of uncompromising workmanship.
The tripartite case is water resistant
to 30 meters, ensured by 2 Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 12 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.

BASEPLATE, BRIDGES AND BALANCE COCK
MADE OF GRADE 5 TITANIUM RM016

The manufacture of these components
in grade 5 titanium with black PVD or Titalyt® coating allows the whole assembly to be given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.

GRADE 5 TITANIUM SPLINE SCREWS RM016

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.

GRADE 5 TITANIUM SPLINE SCREWS RM016

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.

ROTOR WITH VARIABLE GEOMETRY RM016

• Arm in grade 2 titanium
 • Flange in grade 5 titanium • 6-positional adjustment via grade 5 titanium screws
 • Wings in 18K, high palladium content white gold • Weight segment in white gold
 • Ceramic ball bearings
 • Unidirectional; anti-clockwise winding direction

Characteristics

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 shocks 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.

DIAL
In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm)
with anti-glare treatment (both sides), protected by 8 silicon braces inserted in the upper and lower grooves.

CRYSTAL
- Bezel side: in sapphire (1,800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (both sides).
- Thickness: 1.15 mm
- Case back: in sapphire with anti-glare treatment (both sides).
- Thickness: at the center 0.67 mm and outer edges 1.05 mm

FINISHING

Movement
- Baseplate and bridges in hand-ground grade 5 titanium, wet sandblasted, PVD or Titalyt® treated
- Burnished pivots
- Diamond polished sinks on the bridge side
- Sandblasted and rhodium-plated, beveled wheels

Steel parts
- Sapphire blasted surfaces
- Anglage and polishing by hand
- Screw slot and screws beveled and polished with rounded and polished tip.

DIMENSIONS
49.80 x 38.00 x 8.25 mm

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