RM 039
RM 039
RM 039

Men's collection

RM 039

TOURBILLON AVIATION E6-B FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

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THE ULTIMATE BLEND OF WATCHMAKING AND AERONAUTICS

Exploring aeronautics themes in greater depth, Richard Mille has created a caliber designed for flight navigation. This complete and technically sophisticated instrument is an ultra-modern interpretation of an essential device used by every established pilot. It also reproduces the materials and visual codes used in the aviation industry.

Main characteristics

The design of this tourbillon flyback chronograph -with nearly 1,000 components- required many years of continuous research and development. This unique complication is the first of its kind at Richard Mille and the first of its kind in the world. Limited edition of 30 pieces

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CALIBER RM039
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, seconds at 6 o'clock, UTC function, oversize date, flyback chronograph with central seconds and minutes counter and hours at 9 o'clock, countdown mode, function selector and power reserve indicator.

UTC FUNCTION Display of a second time zone by means of a hand filled with superluminova. It can be easily adjusted using the function selector.

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CALIBER RM039
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, seconds at 6 o'clock, UTC function, oversize date, flyback chronograph with central seconds and minutes counter and hours at 9 o'clock, countdown mode, function selector and power reserve indicator.

POWER RESERVE Circa 70 hours (displayed on a numerical scale at 2 o'clock).

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CALIBER RM039
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, seconds at 6 o'clock, UTC function, oversize date, flyback chronograph with central seconds and minutes counter and hours at 9 o'clock, countdown mode, function selector and power reserve indicator.

OVERSIZE DATE DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous, it is horizontally placed beneath 12 o’clock and functions via two skeletonized calendar discs. The date can be easily corrected using the pusher located at 2 o’clock.

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CALIBER RM039
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, seconds at 6 o'clock, UTC function, oversize date, flyback chronograph with central seconds and minutes counter and hours at 9 o'clock, countdown mode, function selector and power reserve indicator.

CALIBER RM039 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, seconds at 6 o'clock, UTC function, oversize date, flyback chronograph with central seconds and minutes counter and hours at 9 o'clock, countdown mode, function selector and power reserve indicator.

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Main characteristics

The design of this tourbillon flyback chronograph -with nearly 1,000 components- required many years of continuous research and development. This unique complication is the first of its kind at Richard Mille and the first of its kind in the world. Limited edition of 30 pieces

BIDRECTIONAL BEZEL WITH E6-B SLIDE RULE RM039

The yellow transfers show a logarithmic scale (from 10 to 99) and the units of measurement, in red, can be used to convert the measurements used in aeronautics. Equivalents can thus be found between kilometers (KM), nautical miles (NAUT) and statute miles (STAT), or between liters (Liters), US gallons (US GAL) and imperial gallons (IMP GAL). Meters (Meters) can also be converted into feet (FT), and kilograms (KG) into pounds (LBS) and vice versa. The indications shown in yellow on the outside at 9 o'clock enable the air temperature to be selected from -60°C to +50°C. This is essential for calculating real altitude in flight in relation to temperature. An altitude scale is provided via a red transfer on the outside of the bezel at 12 o'clock. It is expressed in thousands of feet, from 0 to 50. The same scale is visible on the outside (white transfer) at 2:30, but graduated in this case from -10 to +45. Using these two scales on the outside of the bezel combined with the slide rule enable real flight speed to be calculated in relation to air temperature and altitude.

BIDRECTIONAL BEZEL WITH E6-B SLIDE RULE RM039

The yellow transfers show a logarithmic scale (from 10 to 99) and the units of measurement, in red, can be used to convert the measurements used in aeronautics. Equivalents can thus be found between kilometers (KM), nautical miles (NAUT) and statute miles (STAT), or between liters (Liters), US gallons (US GAL) and imperial gallons (IMP GAL). Meters (Meters) can also be converted into feet (FT), and kilograms (KG) into pounds (LBS) and vice versa. The indications shown in yellow on the outside at 9 o'clock enable the air temperature to be selected from -60°C to +50°C. This is essential for calculating real altitude in flight in relation to temperature. An altitude scale is provided via a red transfer on the outside of the bezel at 12 o'clock. It is expressed in thousands of feet, from 0 to 50. The same scale is visible on the outside (white transfer) at 2:30, but graduated in this case from -10 to +45. Using these two scales on the outside of the bezel combined with the slide rule enable real flight speed to be calculated in relation to air temperature and altitude.

CASE RM039

The case features a unique three-part structure. The system is completed by the incorporation of horns in the case assembly. The three-part case of the RM 039 is very difficult to make. After a turning operation lasting 1 hour and 40 minutes, no less than 800 milling operations are required, taking several hours. Machining demands nearly 11 hours of separate operations. It is followed by a meticulous quality control procedure that takes a full day for each case. The 5 pushers, their components and the crown of the RM 039 require 10 days of machining, during which they undergo numerous tests for water-resistance and quality control, followed by the manual brushing and polishing of the entire case. All of these stages are vital in producing the characteristic ergonomic quality of Richard Mille watches. To facilitate reading off altitude density, the RM 039 has a movable indicator at 2 o'clock incorporated into the edge. This edge is also equipped with a button, which raises the indicator up when pressed once. This ensures a more accurate read-out.

CROWN RM039

The new patented stem-crown assembly provides total protection of the movement from external influences, as the crown of the RM 039 is not connected to the heart of the movement. Integrated into the case, it is impossible to displace, but still enables the watchmaker to manipulate it with ease. It is an ideal solution for safeguarding the long life of the mechanism.

CROWN RM039

The new patented stem-crown assembly provides total protection of the movement from external influences, as the crown of the RM 039 is not connected to the heart of the movement. Integrated into the case, it is impossible to displace, but still enables the watchmaker to manipulate it with ease. It is an ideal solution for safeguarding the long life of the mechanism.

FIXED BEZEL RM039

A second logarithmic scale (from 10 to 99) can be used to read off conversions of units of measurement. It also has an hour scale from 1 o'clock (rate 60) to 9 o'clock. This scale can be used to solve any problem related to distance, speed and time. By combining the logarithmic scales on the fixed and rotating bezels, values can be added, subtracted, multiplied and even divided. Positioned at 9 o'clock, the yellow transfer shows the scale in thousands of feet from 0 to 30 and the red one at 12 o'clock shows an air temperature scale from -70°C to +50°C. Lastly, the fixed bezel of the RM 039 gives an altitude indication in thousands of feet (located at 2:30). Read-off is facilitated by the addition of a movable indicator incorporated in the edge of the case-middle. The desired calculation will depend on the position of the rotating bezel in relation to the fixed bezel. This bezel is exceedingly complex, and required many months of research to combine the easy adjustment and optimum legibility of these various calculations and their results.