RM 036
RM 036
RM 036

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RM 036

TOURBILLON G-SENSOR - JEAN TODT

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A ROAD SAFETY CONCEPT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JEAN TODT

Jean Todt is a very dear friend of Richard Mille who has been a brand devotee from the very beginning. This former rally co-driver and racing team director is currently President of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), which represents 230 mobility and sport clubs in 130 countries around the world. Improving road safety is one of the major principles that guide his work. More and more nations are now achieving mass access to motorised transport. At Jean Todt’s request, each sale of this model is generating a royalty split between worthwhile programs in the interest of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the ICM (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – Brain and Spine Institute), of which Jean Todt is Vice-President and a co-founder.

Main characteristics

We chose to incorporate a “G” sensor in a watch’s mechanism. Drivers can use this device to assess how safely they are driving.
Depending on whether the hand of the sensor stops in a green or red zone, the watch enhances awareness of the dangers associated with failing to respect braking distances.

Limited edition of 15 pieces in titanium.

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CALIBER RM036
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, G sensor 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 RM036
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, G sensor and function selector.

DIAL In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare treatment (both sides), protected by 8 silicon braces inserted in the upper and lower flanges grooves.

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CALIBER RM036
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, G sensor and function selector.

G INDICATOR This complex mechanism was designed to visually display the number of Gs accumulated by the watch’s wearer during rapid decelerations The scale located at 12 o’clock, whose needle indicates whether the deceleration is safe (green zone) or critical (red zone) for the driver. A push-piece at 9 o’clock quickly resets it to zero.

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CALIBER RM036
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, G sensor and function selector.

CALIBER RM036 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, small seconds at 6 o’clock, G sensor and function selector.

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Main characteristics

We chose to incorporate a “G” sensor in a watch’s mechanism. Drivers can use this device to assess how safely they are driving.
Depending on whether the hand of the sensor stops in a green or red zone, the watch enhances awareness of the dangers associated with failing to respect braking distances.

Limited edition of 15 pieces in titanium.

BRIDGES MADE OF GRADE 5 TITANIUM RM036

The baseplate has been finished in grade 5 titanium, a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and remarkably rigid alloy, which enables the gear train to function effortlessly. The alloy is 90% titanium, 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. This combination further increases its mechanical properties, which explains its frequent use in the aerospace, aeronautical and automobile industries.

BRIDGES MADE OF GRADE 5 TITANIUM RM036

The baseplate has been finished in grade 5 titanium, a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and remarkably rigid alloy, which enables the gear train to function effortlessly. The alloy is 90% titanium, 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. This combination further increases its mechanical properties, which explains its frequent use in the aerospace, aeronautical and automobile industries.

CASE RM36

The design and execution of the entire watch bears witness to a complete conceptual approach regarding the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to an extremely rigorous specification, in the manner of the analytical engineering methods used in the design of Formula 1 racing cars where the chassis and the engine are developed in complete harmony. The case of the RM 036 requires 86 stamping operations, of which 49 make up the striking of the three principal components (bezel, case middle and case back), before the cutting and milling can start. It takes 20 hours to set a machine and 30 hours of programming to produce just a single kit. The case requires 255 machining operations and the finishing phase involves 5 hours of satin finishing and polishing. A five-axis machining centre (perfected machine) must be used to create the case’s complex form. For each case machined, a period of 45 minutes is needed just for the positive engraving of the name “Richard Mille”. The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 20 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.

FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA RM036

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 small adjustable weights located directly on the balance.

FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA RM036

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 small adjustable weights located directly on the balance.

SKELETONISED CARBON NANOFIBER BASEPLATE RM036

This is an isotropic composite material created from carbon nanofibers with high mechanical, physical and chemical stability in all directions. The ribbed perimeter of the movement plate assures the highest rigidity between the baseplate and bridges. Carbon nanofiber composite structures such as this are amorphous, chemically neutral and dimensionally constant within a very wide range of operating temperatures, including those outside of normal ranges. This stability assures the highest integrity of the movement’s going train under all conditions. The skeletonised baseplate and the bridges have been subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimize their resistance capacities.

Characteristics

FAST ROTATING BARREL (6 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours)
This type of barrel has 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.

BARREL PAWL WITH PROGRESSIVE RECOIL
This device permits a profitable winding gain (circa 20 %), especially during the winding start. It is also helpful in the distribution of the mainspring’s internal tension.

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.

WHEEL BASED TIME SETTING SYSTEM (back of the movement)
Provides smooth time setting functions through the elimination of engaging friction by replacing it with rolling friction.

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.

CRYSTAL
- Bezel side: In sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (both sides)
- Thickness: 1.50 mm

- Case back: In sapphire with anti-glare treatment (both sides)

- Thickness: at the center 1.20 mm and outer edges 2.04 mm

OTHER FEATURES
- Movement dimensions: 32.90 x 32.20 mm
- Thickness: 4.97 mm
- Tourbillon diameter: 12.30 mm
- Balance wheel diameter: 10.00 mm
- Jewels: 26
- Balance wheel: Glucydur, with 2 arms and 4 setting screws, moment of inertia
10 mg•cm2, angle of lift 53°
- Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
- Balance spring: ELINVAR by Nivarox®
- 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 hand-polished
- 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 • drawn outer faces

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

DIMENSIONS
50.00 x 42.70 x 16.15 mm.