RM 050 JEAN TODT
RM 050 JEAN TODT
RM 050 JEAN TODT

RM 050 JEAN TODT

50th Anniversary

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AN EXCEPTIONAL CAREER PATH

50 years of automotive passion, 50 years down an exceptional career path. At Chantilly Art & Elegance 2016 we celebrated alongside the man who wrote the greatest pages of motorsport history with an amazing Jubilee. In honor of his friend, Richard Mille has now dedicated three models to him, each bearing Jean Todt’s name and favourite colours.

Main characteristics

The RMCC1 movement is inspired by the tourbillon caliber with split-seconds chronograph from the RM 008.
This caliber has established itself as one of the most complex in the world thanks to its tourbillon movement operating a split-seconds chronograph.
Limited Edition of 5 pieces.

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CALIBER RMCC1
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph and power reserve, torque and function indicators.

TORQUE INDICATOR Supplies information about the mainspring’s tension, thus permitting the optimalization of the chronometric functioning of the movement.

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CALIBER RMCC1
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph and power reserve, torque and function indicators.

FUNCTION INDICATOR In a manner similar to a car’s gearbox, the function indicator allows one to see the winding, neutral and hand setting positions as the crown is pulled out. Each position is indicated via a hand at 4 o’clock displaying the following functions: W (Winding) – N (Neutral) – H (Hands).

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CALIBER RMCC1
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph and power reserve, torque and function indicators.

SKELETONIZED TITANIUM BASEPLATE Finished in grade 5 titanium, a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and remarkably rigid alloy, which enables the gear train to function effortlessly.

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CALIBER RMCC1
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph and power reserve, torque and function indicators.

CALIBER RMCC1 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph and power reserve, torque and function indicators.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

The RMCC1 movement is inspired by the tourbillon caliber with split-seconds chronograph from the RM 008.
This caliber has established itself as one of the most complex in the world thanks to its tourbillon movement operating a split-seconds chronograph.
Limited Edition of 5 pieces.

CASE

In white and blue Quartz TPT. Extremely resistant and light, this composite is obtained by stacking 600 layers of silica only 45 microns thick, which are then impregnated with an exclusive Richard Mille blue resin. The assembly is then heated to 120 °C before being machined in our factory.

CASE

In white and blue Quartz TPT. Extremely resistant and light, this composite is obtained by stacking 600 layers of silica only 45 microns thick, which are then impregnated with an exclusive Richard Mille blue resin. The assembly is then heated to 120 °C before being machined in our factory.

CHRONO COMPETITION MOVEMENT

The caliber RMCC1 is not just a simple exercise based on the movement of the RM008: Richard Mille’s engineers spent several months reducing the weight of the caliber. This is a delicate operation when you consider that the weight of the caliber RMCC1 has been cut by 20% compared with the RM 008 to bring it under 10 grams. This required the reworking and manufacture of over 400 parts in the movement.

SPLIT SECONDS MECHANISM

One of the new characteristics developed for the split seconds Competition Chronograph is the virtually complete elimination of initial jumping in the chronograph seconds hand. Moreover, the development of a new generation of split seconds components meant that energy consumption of this function could be lowered by approximately 50 % through the reduction of friction on the spindle and the chronograph hands jumping when stopping is virtually eliminated. This was achieved by research that focused on the working of the split seconds’ arms.

SPLIT SECONDS MECHANISM

One of the new characteristics developed for the split seconds Competition Chronograph is the virtually complete elimination of initial jumping in the chronograph seconds hand. Moreover, the development of a new generation of split seconds components meant that energy consumption of this function could be lowered by approximately 50 % through the reduction of friction on the spindle and the chronograph hands jumping when stopping is virtually eliminated. This was achieved by research that focused on the working of the split seconds’ arms.

Characteristics

OTHER FEATURES

BALANCE WHEEL WITH VARIABLE INERTIA
This type of balance wheel, which represents the ultimate in innovation, guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shock and also during assembly and dismantling of the movement, thus achieving better chronometric results over time. The index is eliminated, thereby allowing a more precise and repeatable adjustment using 4 setting screws.

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.

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.

WINDING BARREL TEETH AND THIRD-WHEEL PINION WITH CENTRAL INVOLUTE PROFILE
The wheel with a central developing profile and a pressure angle of 20° promotes rolling movement more effectively, compensates differences between centers, ensures excellent torque transmission and a distinct improvement in performance.

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 baseplate 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.

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.

EXTREME FINISHING FOR THE MOVEMENT
Watchmaking expertise can be found throughout the caliber RMCC1, with drawn, polished, satin finished and soft polished surfaces all created by hand. For example, take the complex shape of the tourbillon and barrel bridges in microblasted stainless steel with their visible and non-visible areas that are completely soft polished. Other parts, such as the barrel drum, the minute wheel and the small and large medium wheel are circular grained both above and below then hand-beveled and rhodium plated before the teeth are cut. The various yokes of the caliber RMCC1 are straight-grained, sanded on both sides and soft polished. This range of finishes also provides technical solutions to optimize the Chrono Competition movement.

FINISHING

MOVEMENT
- Hand-polished bevelling
- Hand-polished locking-sections
- Microblasted milled sections
- Lapped and polished contact points
- Burnished pivots

STEEL PARTS
- Wire-drawn and microblasted surfaces
- Hand-polished beveling

WHEELS
- Concave chamfering with a diamond tool
- Circular-decorated faces
- Gilding (before cutting the teeth)
- Minimal corrections to preserve the geometry of the wheels and their performance

DIMENSIONS
50.00 mm x 42.70 mm x 16.30 mm.

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