RM 033
RM 033
RM 033

Men's collection

RM 033

EXTRA FLAT AUTOMATIC

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SYNTHESIS OF THE ROUND SHAPE

The circle is omnipresent in mechanisms, where everything is in perpetual rotation: gear trains, wheels, pinions, rotors, etc. Focused on this fundamental to delimit the volume of everything and define the shape of the container, liberated from the constraints relating to safety and resistance to extreme conditions linked to the diver’s watch, Richard Mille imagined this chic sports model using the beautiful, subdued aesthetic grammar of the circle.

Main characteristics

Its ergonomic elegance is based on the finesse of the curved case that espouses the wrist, while the bezel is strictly horizontal, parallel to the skeletonised baseplate.
As its movement is just 2.60 mm thick, we were able to limit the depth of the case to 6.30 mm. Available in titanium, 18k white gold or red gold.

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CALIBER RMXP1
Skeletonized automatic winding movement with hours, minutes and off-center monoblock platinum rotor.

CROWN In ceramic, with double seal O-ring and detailing in titanium, 18k red or white gold.

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CALIBER RMXP1
Skeletonized automatic winding movement with hours, minutes and off-center monoblock platinum rotor.

POWER RESERVE Circa 42 hours.

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CALIBER RMXP1
Skeletonized automatic winding movement with hours, minutes and off-center monoblock platinum rotor.

BOTTOM PLATE, BRIDGES AND BALANCE COCK MADE OF TITANIUM The manufacturing of these components in grade 5 titanium - bottom plate with Titalyt® coating and bridges with PVD coating, allows the whole assembly to be given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness that is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train. The skeletonized baseplate and the bridges were subjected to separate and extensive validation tests to insure optimal strength requirements.

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CALIBER RMXP1
Skeletonized automatic winding movement with hours, minutes and off-center monoblock platinum rotor.

CALIBER RMXP1 Skeletonized automatic winding movement with hours, minutes and off-center monoblock platinum rotor.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

Its ergonomic elegance is based on the finesse of the curved case that espouses the wrist, while the bezel is strictly horizontal, parallel to the skeletonised baseplate.
As its movement is just 2.60 mm thick, we were able to limit the depth of the case to 6.30 mm. Available in titanium, 18k white gold or red gold.

CASE

It retains the same characteristics and attention to detail in case design with a vast number of stamping and machining operations required for this round case with a total height just a mere 6.30 mm. The design and execution of this watchcase typifies the complete conceptual approach to all parts of the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to an extremely rigorous specification. For example, a casing ring is no longer used and the movement is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers (ISO SW) fixed by 4 titanium screws. The tripartite case is assembled with 16 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel and complemented by the additional integration of the lugs into the case’s torque screw system. The tripartite case is water resistant to 30 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals.

CASE

It retains the same characteristics and attention to detail in case design with a vast number of stamping and machining operations required for this round case with a total height just a mere 6.30 mm. The design and execution of this watchcase typifies the complete conceptual approach to all parts of the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to an extremely rigorous specification. For example, a casing ring is no longer used and the movement is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers (ISO SW) fixed by 4 titanium screws. The tripartite case is assembled with 16 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel and complemented by the additional integration of the lugs into the case’s torque screw system. The tripartite case is water resistant to 30 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals.

SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE CASE

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.

MONOBLOC MICRO ROTOR

Following on from the rotor with variable geometry that contributed to the success of Richard Mille’s automatic calibers, a new winding device is introduced in the RM 033. By using a platinum, decentrally positioned micro rotor, the barrel can be efficiently wound and an extra flat skeletonized movement can be achieved.

MONOBLOC MICRO ROTOR

Following on from the rotor with variable geometry that contributed to the success of Richard Mille’s automatic calibers, a new winding device is introduced in the RM 033. By using a platinum, decentrally positioned micro rotor, the barrel can be efficiently wound and an extra flat skeletonized movement can be achieved.

INTERIOR FLANGES

In carbon fiber, with hour index points filled with approved luminous material. Minute flange in black carbon fiber.

Characteristics

FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA
This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation. It guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shock and also during movement assembly and disassembly. Hence better chronometric results over time.
The regulator index is eliminated and a more accurate and repeatable adjustment is possible thanks to 4 adjustable small weights located directly on the balance.

DIAL
In sapphire (thickness: 0.30 mm) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides).

CRYSTAL
- Bezel side: in sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides)
- Thickness: 1.00 mm
- Case back: in sapphire with anti-glare treatment (2 sides)
- Thickness: at the center 1.00 mm and at outer edges 1.53 mm

SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE BRIDGES
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.

OTHER FEATURES
- Diameter of the movement: 33.00 mm
- Thickness: 2.60 mm
- Number of jewels: 29
- Barrel arbor – in 20AP steel
- Balance: Glucydur, 4 arms, inertia moment 5.75 mg.cm2, angle of lift 53o - Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
- Balance spring: Nivaflex
- Shock protection: Incabloc 908.22.211.100 (transparent)

FINISHING

MOVEMENT
- Baseplate in hand-ground grade 5 titanium, wet sandblasted, Titalyt® treated
- Bridges wet sandblasted, top surface polished by hand, grade 5 titanium PVD treated - Locking sections hand polished
- Burnished pivots
- Diamond polished sinks on the bridge side
- Pinions with undercuts
- Sandblasted and rhodium-plating, beveled wheels (before cutting the teeth)

WHEELS
- Concave chamfering with a diamond tool
- Circular-smoothed faces
- Polished angles
- Rhodium-plating (before cutting the teeth)
- Minimum manual correction to the wheels undertaken in order to preserve geometry and performance

STEEL PARTS
- Microblasted and hand-drawn surfaces - Sapphire blasted surfaces
- Anglage and polishing by hand

PROFILE-TURNING
- Lapped and polished ends - Burnished pivots

DIAMETER
45.70 mm x 6.30 mm.