Part of a series of new horological advances realized by Richard Mille was the successful creation of a carbon nanofiber movement baseplate, the first in watchmaking history. This new material was first tested with great success in the RM 006, an experimental model. The technical results were remarkable and Richard Mille therefore decided to expand the use of carbon nanofiber further throughout his tourbillon range.
Progress in this important area of horological research begun by Richard Mille has now opened up a new era of applying new materials in the watchmaking industry. The RM 020 furthers this development by being the first pocket watch ever built using a baseplate structure of carbon nanofiber. The RM 020 is supplied together with a special type of titanium watch chain comprising a new design of fast release/attach mechanism.
In the tradition of fine pocket watches of the past, the RM 020 can also be used as a pendulette de bureau with a specially designed stand in complementary style.
POWER RESERVE Circa 10 days, supplied by two directly engaged winding barrels, visible via a numeric sale located between 9 and 10 o’clock.
CASE Central caseband in titanium (all versions), with both front and back bezels in either 18ct red gold, white gold or titanium.
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 020 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve and function indicator.