RM 050
RM 050
RM 050

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RM 050

TOURBILLON COMPETITION CHRONOGRAPH - FELIPE MASSA

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SUPREME PERFORMANCE CHRONOGRAPH

This split seconds chronograph, another new caliber for the brand, unites all the experience acquired in the fields of reliability, accuracy since the brand’s inception. In this ultimate split seconds chronograph, having successfully managed to make the optimised performance of every function completely reliable and repeatable under all conditions. Our storehouse of on-the-ground experience gained with our sporting partners under extreme conditions was exceedingly useful in the development of this creation. Limited edition of 10 pieces in carbon nanotubes.

Main characteristics

The RMCC1 movement is inspired by the tourbillon caliber with split-seconds chronograph from the RM 008. Released in 2004, this caliber has established itself as one of the most complex in the world thanks to its tourbillon movement operating a split-seconds chronograph.

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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. Below 53 dNmm, the spring is considered to be too slack, while above 65 dNmm, the excessive spring tension can adversely affect the mechanism’s operation, or else actually endanger it. (These indications appear on the numerical zone to the right of the barrel).

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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. 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. The baseplate of the calibre RMCC1 has been optimised to achieve an extreme weight/resistance ratio.

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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. Released in 2004, this caliber has established itself as one of the most complex in the world thanks to its tourbillon movement operating a split-seconds chronograph.

CASE RM050

Made of an extremely robust composite based on injected carbon nanotubes, a material that perfectly protects the movement and the tourbillon at its center from impacts. Carbon nanotubes are extremely durable (two hundred times stronger than steel) and very light. They are capable of absorbing far stronger impacts than traditional carbon fiber due to their structure with its excellent surface-volume ratio. The case is created by injection molding carbon nanotubes under high pressure into a black polymer. 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.

CASE RM050

Made of an extremely robust composite based on injected carbon nanotubes, a material that perfectly protects the movement and the tourbillon at its center from impacts. Carbon nanotubes are extremely durable (two hundred times stronger than steel) and very light. They are capable of absorbing far stronger impacts than traditional carbon fiber due to their structure with its excellent surface-volume ratio. The case is created by injection molding carbon nanotubes under high pressure into a black polymer. 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.

CHRONO COMPETITION MOVEMENT RM050

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. At the same time, our engineers have optimized this movement to the maximum, particularly in terms of its time-measuring precision and long-term reliability.

CHRONOGRAPH RM050

The modern architecture of this new movement has allowed for a coherent and rational arrangement of each constituent part, avoiding unnecessary complexity and permitting the best possible use of the functions with technical solutions. For example, research was conducted into the geometric design of the column wheels that control the different levers in order to ensure the perfect, long-term, stable and simultaneous functioning of the chronograph mechanism, a feature that is essential for a high performance chronograph. Operation: the chronograph function is stopped and started via the pusher located on the lower left at 8 o’clock. The hands are reset by pressing ano