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 NANOFIBER 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 NANOFIBER 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 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.

WINDING BARREL TEETH AND THIRD-WHEEL PINION WITH CENTRAL INVOLUTE PROFILE

The central involute profile of the winding barrel teeth and pinion provides an optimal pressure angle of 20°. This promotes effective rotary motion and allows for compensation of possible variations in the engagement of the going train, thus insuring excellent torque transmission with a distinct improvement in performance.

Characteristics

VARIABLE INERTIA, FREE SPRUNG BALANCE
The free-sprung balance gives better reliability in the event of shocks, movement assembly and disassembly, and also guarantees better chronometric results over an extended period of time.

CERAMIC ENDSTONE FOR THE TOURBILLON CAGE
This reflects a technical and long-term view towards the elimination of wear phenomena, resulting in improved technical tribology.

CENTRAL BRIDGE IN RIGIDIFIED ARCAP
Ensures high rigidity of the baseplate and the bridge assembly of the going train.

BARREL PAWL WITH PROGRESSIVE RECOIL
This device permits an appreciable winding gain (circa 20 %), especially during the start of winding. It also aids in the even distribution of the mainspring’s internal tension.

OTHER FEATURES
- Movement dimensions: 30.20 x 28.60 mm • Thickness: 7.14 mm
- Tourbillon diameter: 12.30 mm
- Balance wheel diameter: 10.00 mm
- Jewels: 28, set in white gold chatons • Balance: Glucydur, 2 arms,
4 setting screws, moment of inertia
10 mg•cm2, angle of lift 53°
- Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
- Balance spring: ELINVAR by Nivarox® • Torque indicator: with reference
measurement in dNmm
- Shock protection: KIF ELASTOR KE 160 B28 • Barrel shaft: in nickel-free chronifer
(DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S) with the following characteristics: stainless- antimagnetic- suitable for tempering

FINISHING
Movement
- Anglage and polishing by hand
- Locking sections hand polished
- Sapphire blasted milled sections
- Lapped and polished contact points
- Burnished pivots

Steel parts
- Sapphire blasted surfaces
- Anglage and polishing by hand

Wheels
- Concave chamfering with a diamond tool • Circular finished faces
- Gilded (before cutting the teeth)
- Minimal corrections applied to the wheels in order to preserve geometry and performance.

DIMENSIONS
Length 48 mm x 39.70 mm (widest point) x 13.85 mm (thickest area).