The RM 017 embodied our next challenge: how to reconcile the extra flat with the complex mechanism of a tourbillon. The paradox was similar to trying to construct a Formula 1 racing car from a luxury saloon automobile. What thrilled me about this was creating a harmony between excellence/mechanical performance and ergonomics.
This model enables the unobstructed contemplation of a technical spectacle thanks to a clear field of vision: the large Roman hour-markers are engraved/suggested on the sapphire crystal itself. To enhance the timepiece’s visual beauty, extremely slender bridges were used to highlight its architecture and mechanical structure, clearly visible through the case back.
Rectangular case. Available in titanium, 18k white gold or red gold, and gem-set case.
TORQUE LIMITING CROWN IN TITANIUM This additional security system prevents from accidental overwinding, which could cause damage such as the winding stem breaking or too much pressure on the barrel spring.
POWER RESERVE Circa 70 hours, located on a scale at 2 o’clock.
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 017 Manual winding, extra flat tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve and function indicator.