RM 11-02
RM 11-02
RM 11-02

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RM 11-02

LE MANS CLASSIC

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CELEBRATING OVER 80 YEARS OF AUTOMOBILE HISTORY

A partner of the event since its inception in 2002, Richard Mille celebrates the Le Mans Classic by creating a new watch for each edition of the race. This year, the brand unveils the RM 11-02 Le Mans Classic, an automatic calibre in grade 5 titanium incorporating a variable-geometry rotor, annual calendar, UTC display, 24-hour flyback chronograph and countdown feature. The RM 11-02 LMC bears the colours of the historic competition not only on the movement, but also on its white ATZ ceramic caseband and the rubber collar of its NTPT carbon crown. Limited edition of 150 pieces.

Main characteristics

From the design of its pushers, whose grooves recall the surface of vintage pedals, to the meticulously precision-machined crown reminiscent of a clutch mechanism by way of its baseplate, ribbed like an engine crankcase, the RM 11-02 is imbued with a passion for automobiles.
As a final reminder of the historic race, the Le Mans Classic logo appears on the dial at 12 o’clock along with the number ‘16’, an allusion to the start time of the endurance race.

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CALIBER RMAC2
Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, running seconds at 3 o’clock, oversize date, month, Flyback chronograph with central seconds counter and minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 24 hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, UTC function and adjustable rotor geometry.

OVERSIZE DATE DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous, placed in a green outlined horizontal aperture under 12 o’clock with automatic adjustment for months of 30 or 31 days.

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CALIBER RMAC2
Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, running seconds at 3 o’clock, oversize date, month, Flyback chronograph with central seconds counter and minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 24 hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, UTC function and adjustable rotor geometry.

MONTH DISPLAY Semi-instantaneous indicate with Arabic numerals, placed between 4 and 5 o’clock.

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CALIBER RMAC2
Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, running seconds at 3 o’clock, oversize date, month, Flyback chronograph with central seconds counter and minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 24 hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, UTC function and adjustable rotor geometry.

UTC FUNCTION The RM 11-02 features a UTC hand that can be used either as a second time zone indicator by means of a hand filled with Super-LumiNova. It can be easily adjusted using the pusher at 9 o’clock.

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CALIBER RMAC2
Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, running seconds at 3 o’clock, oversize date, month, Flyback chronograph with central seconds counter and minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 24 hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, UTC function and adjustable rotor geometry.

CALIBER RMAC2 Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, running seconds at 3 o’clock, oversize date, month, Flyback chronograph with central seconds counter and minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 24 hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, UTC function and adjustable rotor geometry.

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Main characteristics

From the design of its pushers, whose grooves recall the surface of vintage pedals, to the meticulously precision-machined crown reminiscent of a clutch mechanism by way of its baseplate, ribbed like an engine crankcase, the RM 11-02 is imbued with a passion for automobiles.
As a final reminder of the historic race, the Le Mans Classic logo appears on the dial at 12 o’clock along with the number ‘16’, an allusion to the start time of the endurance race.

FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

By using the pusher between 4 and 5 o’clock, the running chronograph can be reset without first having to stop the mechanism. This was originally developed for pilots in order to not waste time (and therefore accuracy) from stopping, resetting and starting the chronograph whilst crossing a navigational point. While the chronograph function is activated, the hours and minutes show up the elapsed time thanks to the counter at 6 and 9 o’clock, the seconds are indicated by the central hands.

FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

By using the pusher between 4 and 5 o’clock, the running chronograph can be reset without first having to stop the mechanism. This was originally developed for pilots in order to not waste time (and therefore accuracy) from stopping, resetting and starting the chronograph whilst crossing a navigational point. While the chronograph function is activated, the hours and minutes show up the elapsed time thanks to the counter at 6 and 9 o’clock, the seconds are indicated by the central hands.

CASE

Bezel and caseback in white ATZ ceramic, baseband and crown in NTPT Carbon. The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a complete conceptual approach to the movement, case and dial. The case is assembled with spline screws in grade 5 titanium.

ROTOR WITH VARIABLE GEOMETRY

This exclusive Richard Mille design allows the rewinding of the mainspring to be adapted most effectively to the user’s activity level whether it be sporting or non-sporting environments. By adjusting the setting of the rib’s placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or slow it down when sporting activities are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement’s winding mechanism to be optimized and personalized to the owner’s lifestyle.

ROTOR WITH VARIABLE GEOMETRY

This exclusive Richard Mille design allows the rewinding of the mainspring to be adapted most effectively to the user’s activity level whether it be sporting or non-sporting environments. By adjusting the setting of the rib’s placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or slow it down when sporting activities are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement’s winding mechanism to be optimized and personalized to the owner’s lifestyle.

BASEPLATE AND BRIDGES IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM

The manufacture of these components in grade 5 titanium with black PVD coating allows the whole assembly to be given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.

Characteristics

DOUBLE BARREL SYSTEM
The double barrel system helps to improve the torque stability over a longer period.
This is achieved by dividing the stored energy within two winding barrels instead of one, thereby reducing pressure and friction on the teeth, the bearings and the pivots, resulting in improved long-term performance.

FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA
This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation. 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.

CROWN
In NTPT, with double seal O-ring and collar in Alcryn®.

DIAL
In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides), protected by 8 silicon braces inserted in the upper and lower flanges grooves.

CRYSTAL
Bezel side: in sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides). Thickness: 1.50 mm
Case back: in sapphire with anti-glare treatment (2 sides)
Thickness: at the center 1.20 mm and outer edges 2.04 mm

FINISHING

MOVEMENT
- Baseplate and bridges in titanium, wet sandblasted, PVD treated
- Anglage and polishing by hand
- Locking sections hand polished
- Burnished pivots
- Diamond polished sinks
- Pinions with undercuts
- Sandblasted and rhodium-plated, beveled wheels

STEEL PARTS
- Sapphire blasted surfaces
- Anglage and polishing by hand
- Screw slot and screws beveled and polished with rounded and polished tip

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 x 42.70 x 16.15 mm