RM 018
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RM 018

TOURBILLON HOMMAGE A BOUCHERON

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CELEBRATING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF BOUCHERON

Since their inception in 1858, the house of Boucheron has been creating masterpieces for exceptional clients of every caliber, and the past is dotted with masterpieces of historic jewelry from their workshops on 26, Place Vendôme, such as the legendary tiara for the wife of Tsar Nicholas II, and creations for the Shah of Iran and the Maharajah of Patiala. It was Richard Mille’s aim to create a wristwatch in homage to that history that would combine the exceptional talents of both companies; a literal synthesis of the jeweler’s tradition and 21st century horology.

Main characteristics

A wristwatch unlike any other, the world premiere arrival of semi-precious and precious stones into the essence of watchmaking itself.

Limited edition of 30 numbered watches in 18ct white gold.

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CALIBER RM 018
Manual winding tourbillon with power reserve, hours, minutes.

WINDING BARREL AND COVER FROM SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE Al2 O3 This not only allows a view of the watch’s internal structure: it also eliminates temperature discrepancies between the movement and winding barrel’s ambient temperature since both have the same temperature coefficient, thus providing additional stability to the movement.

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CALIBER RM 018
Manual winding tourbillon with power reserve, hours, minutes.

FLANGE (upper and lower) In carbon fiber with index points filled with approved luminous material.

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CALIBER RM 018
Manual winding tourbillon with power reserve, hours, minutes.

PLATES CREATED FROM SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE Al2 O3 This represents the total elimination of the baseplate structure by the use of two full sized, transparent plates that act as bridges supporting the entire movement. The rhomboidal crystalline structure of synthetic sapphire crystal Al2O3 , in combination with its high melting point of 2,303 Kelvin and minimal thermal coefficient of linear expansion (6 x 10-6), make it exceptionally stable even under conditions far outside those of normal use. It also possesses an abrasion stability eight times higher that of steel.

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CALIBER RM 018
Manual winding tourbillon with power reserve, hours, minutes.

CALIBER RM 018 Manual winding tourbillon with power reserve, hours, minutes.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

A wristwatch unlike any other, the world premiere arrival of semi-precious and precious stones into the essence of watchmaking itself.

Limited edition of 30 numbered watches in 18ct white gold.

CRYSTAL RM018

Bezel side: In sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment on both sides. Thickness: 1.30 mm Case back: In sapphire with anti-glare treatment on both sides. Thickness: 0.95 mm at the center and at the outer edges 1.675 mm

CRYSTAL RM018

Bezel side: In sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment on both sides. Thickness: 1.30 mm Case back: In sapphire with anti-glare treatment on both sides. Thickness: 0.95 mm at the center and at the outer edges 1.675 mm

MOVEMENT WHEELS IN SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES RM18

The RM 018 represents the first time that it has been possible to create a number of wheels inside the movement using semi-precious and precious stones such as tiger-eye, jasper, black onyx and diamonds. The technique behind their creation required a high level of mathematical modeling in order to control the process of manufacturing, taking more than three years of development and testing before a perfect result was to be found. The wheels, once constructed, are each given a sunray pattern profile, created entirely by hand, in the ateliers of Boucheron at 26, Place Vendôme Paris. In this way the RM 018 represents the ultimate example of what can be achieved by the transformation of ancient materials into horological impulses, using skills from the historic traditions of the jeweler’s craft to create a world premiere 21st century timepiece.

TEETH OF BARREL AND THIRD WHEEL PINION RM018

The corrected profiles of the teeth allows a double pressure angle of 10° and 20°, thus effectively promoting smooth movement and compensating possible variations of engagement. This ensures excellent torque transmission and a distinct improvement in performance.

TEETH OF BARREL AND THIRD WHEEL PINION RM018

The corrected profil