RM 022
RM 022
RM 022

Men's collection

RM 022

TOURBILLON AERODYNE DUAL TIME ZONE

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A STAGE FURTHER FOR FREQUENT TRAVELLERS

As for the RM 021, the new RM 022 communicates space and supersonic speed that inspire the brand since 2001. However this Tourbillon has another attribute in that it is the first watch to combine a dual time zone with an external structure in titanium combined with orthorhombic titanium aluminides and carbon nanofibres.

Main characteristics

Richard Mille wanted to take the successful experiments with the RM 021 a stage further, making the watch more convenient to use for frequent travellers.
So a new time zone was added.
For this tourbillon model, he retained again the extreme comfort that was achieved to make the watch more enjoyable to wear and live with.
The titanium honeycomb structure is the main contributing factor.

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CALIBER RM 022
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, dual time zone, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

TORQUE INDICATOR Utilising a numeric scale located between 12 and 1 o’clock, the indicator provides visualisation of the mainspring’s internal tension, allowing optimisation of the movement’s timing. Below 53 dNmm, the spring is too slack; at the other extreme, above 65 dNmm, excessive tension can adversely affect the running of the movement and may even cause damage.

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CALIBER RM 022
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, dual time zone, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

FUNCTION SELECTOR In a manner similar to a car's gearbox, a push-button located at the center of the crown allows one to select the winding, neutral and hand setting functions with a simple push. A hand at 4 o’clock displays the selected function: W (Winding) – N (Neutral) – H (Hands).

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CALIBER RM 022
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, dual time zone, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

DUAL TIME ZONE INDICATOR Indicates a dual time zone with hours on a transparent sapphire crystal disc. These come into view when suspended above the light colored field located near 3 o’clock. The dual time zone is simple to adjust via a pusher located at 9 o’clock.

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CALIBER RM 022
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, dual time zone, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

CALIBER RM 022 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, dual time zone, power reserve, torque indicator and function selector.

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Main characteristics

Richard Mille wanted to take the successful experiments with the RM 021 a stage further, making the watch more convenient to use for frequent travellers.
So a new time zone was added.
For this tourbillon model, he retained again the extreme comfort that was achieved to make the watch more enjoyable to wear and live with.
The titanium honeycomb structure is the main contributing factor.

ORTHORHOMBIC TITANIUM ALUMINIDE WITH CARBON NANOFIBRE CORE

Orthorhombic titanium aluminides are new group of alloys, developed from the main class of titanium aluminides, which possess a specific crystalline molecular structure ordered on the orthorhombic phase of Ti2AlNb. Its use within a honeycombed geometrical pattern was originally the subject of research by NASA for application as a core material on supersonic aircraft wings, where resistance to extremely high temperatures and torsion is paramount. The alloy in this honeycombed form has unparalleled stiffness, a low thermal expansion coefficient and exceptional torsion resistance.

ORTHORHOMBIC TITANIUM ALUMINIDE WITH CARBON NANOFIBRE CORE

Orthorhombic titanium aluminides are new group of alloys, developed from the main class of titanium aluminides, which possess a specific crystalline molecular structure ordered on the orthorhombic phase of Ti2AlNb. Its use within a honeycombed geometrical pattern was originally the subject of research by NASA for application as a core material on supersonic aircraft wings, where resistance to extremely high temperatures and torsion is paramount. The alloy in this honeycombed form has unparalleled stiffness, a low thermal expansion coefficient and exceptional torsion resistance.

MODULAR TIME SETTING MECHANISM FITTED AGAINST THE CASE BACK

Provides the following advantages for longevity and maintenance: - Since the component is mounted outside of the movement, the time setting assembly can be changed without affecting the integrity of the bottom plate in the event of a possible defect or during maintenance, - The mounting and dismantling of this module from the back will not require the removal of the hands and the dial.

FAST ROTATING BARREL (6 hours per revolution instead of 7,5 hours)

This type of barrel provides the following advantages : 
- The phenomenon of periodic internal mainspring adhesion is significantly diminished, thereby increasing performance, 
- Provision of an excellent mainspring delta curve with an ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratio.

FAST ROTATING BARREL (6 hours per revolution instead of 7,5 hours)

This type of barrel provide