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RM 020

TOURBILLON POCKET WATCH

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A CERTAIN ART OF LIVING OBJECT FOR THOSE SENSITIVE TO LIFE’S PLEASURES

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.

Main characteristics

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.

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CALIBER RM 020
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve and function indicator.

POWER RESERVE Circa 10 days, supplied by two directly engaged winding barrels, visible via a numeric sale located between 9 and 10 o’clock.

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CALIBER RM 020
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve and function indicator.

CASE Central caseband in titanium (all versions), with both front and back bezels in either 18ct red gold, white gold or titanium.

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CALIBER RM 020
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve and function indicator.

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).

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CALIBER RM 020
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve and function indicator.

CALIBER RM 020 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve and function indicator.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

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.

ZIRCON ENDSTONES FOR THE TOURBILLON CAGE

This reflects a technical and long-term view towards the elimination of wear phenomena, resulting in improved technical tribology.

ZIRCON ENDSTONES FOR THE TOURBILLON CAGE

This reflects a technical and long-term view towards the elimination of wear phenomena, resulting in improved technical tribology.

TORQUE LIMITING CROWN

The RM 020 crown is an exceptional component part. It was manufactured by the company Cheval freres who have been in the business of specialist component watch parts for 160 years and proved to be a real challenge in technique. The chain, clasp, crown cover and stand require 580 separate operations of which 140 are finishing operations and 126 control operations. There are no less than 189 component parts (27 parts in the crown, 20 in the crown cover, 16 in the clasp, 65 in the chain and 61 in the stand). This added security system prevents accidental overwinding of the watch, the result of which can cause damage such as breaking the winding stem or putting too much pressure on the barrel spring.

GRADE 5 TITANIUM SPLINE SCREWS

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

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.