The 1930s was an innovative period, when the famous Pink Lady drink for women was introduced. This balanced cocktail designed for female members of high society encapsulated a desire to modernize the rather chauvinist customs of clubs and their gentlemen clientele. In the same spirit that sparked the creation of this ladies’ cocktail, the RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire brings a feminine approach to technique, cloaking it in the pink tones of this renowned drink.
Crafted from sections of pink sapphire taken from a single block, the case of the RM 07-02 is extremely difficult to machine. Observing the manufacturing process of a pink sapphire case highlights the challenge its creation entails, from both an engineering and technical standpoint. There is no room for even a single cutting error. The case requires almost forty days of machining and finishing to meet the uncompromising specifications laid out by Richard Mille. Numerous tests then follow to verify that the brand’s resistance and comfort requirements have been met.
OneWay® automatic winding system with ceramic ball bearings Bidirectional winding system
FAST ROTATING BARREL (5 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours) The phenomenon of periodic internal mainspring adhesion is significantly diminished, thereby enhancing performance, Provision of an excellent mainspring delta curve with an ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratio.
BASEPLATE AND BRIDGES IN GEMSET 18K 5N RED GOLD Machined from 18K red gold microblasted and beveled by hand. Decorated and set with hundreds of diamonds, an esthetic feat obtained through the long and delicate work of the gem-setter.
CALIBER CRMA5 skeletonised automatic movement with hours, minutes
- Satin-finished upper surfaces
- Hand–polished beveling
- Hand-polished sinks
- Drawn edges
- Lapped and polished ends
- Burnished pivots
- Polished post faces
- Concave chamfering with a diamond tool
- Diamond-polished angles
- Circular-finished faces
- Rhodium-plating (before cutting the teeth)
SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE CASE
The shape of these screws permits better control of the torque applied during assembly. They are thus unaffected by
physical manipulation during assembly and disassembly, and age well.
- Movement dimensions: 29.90 x 22.00 mm
- Thickness: 5.05 mm
- Number of jewels: 25
- Balance: CuBe, 4 arms, 4 setting screws, moment of inertia of 7.5 mg.cm2, 50º angle of lift
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Balance spring: AK 3
- Shock protection: INCABLOC 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
- Jewels in escape wheel: Rubifix (transparent)
In 5N gold, hour-markers filled with approved luminous material.
Bezel side: in sapphire (hardness of 1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (on both sides).
Thickness: 2.30 mm
Case back: in sapphire with anti-glare treatment ( on both sides)
Thickness: 2.30 mm