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

Men's collection

RM 11-02

FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH DUAL TIME ZONE

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TECHNICAL EVOLUTION OF THE RM 011

For those familiar with the original RM 011 case, this new timepiece is easily recognizable by the additional pusher at 9 o’clock, used for setting the second time zone. This specially shaped and engraved pusher, as well as those placed at 2 and 5 o’clock for the chronograph start/stop and reset functions.

Main characteristics

The RM 11-02 is fully in line with the highly recognizable design cues of the RM 011 collection with etched lines inspired by the pedal surfaces of racing cars.

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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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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

The RM 11-02 is fully in line with the highly recognizable design cues of the RM 011 collection with etched lines inspired by the pedal surfaces of racing cars.

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. Function : The user can start or stop the chronograph function via the pusher located between 1 and 2 o’clock. The flyback function can be continuously reset by depressing the pusher located between 4 and 5 o’clock.

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. Function : The user can start or stop the chronograph function via the pusher located between 1 and 2 o’clock. The flyback function can be continuously reset by depressing the pusher located between 4 and 5 o’clock.

CASE

With regard to the production of the RM 11-02 case, 68 different stamping operations are required for the three main components (bezel, middle section and case back). The machine tooling process requires 8 days of adjusting the machines for the bezel, 5 days for the middle section and 5 days for the case back. Prior to this process, developing a methodology for carrying out this series of operations took 120 hours, the drawings for the tools 130 hours, and implemention 180 hours. Each rough case involves 202 separate machining operations. The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a complete conceptual approach to the movement, case and dial. The casing ring is no longer used and the movement is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers (ISO SW) fixed by 4 titanium screws. The tripartite case of the RM 11-02, satin-finished, 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.

ROTOR WITH VARIABLE GEOMETRY

- Arm in grade 2 titanium - Flange in grade 5 titanium - 6-positional adjustment via grade 5 titanium screws - Ribs in 18K white gold, high palladium content - Weight segment in tungsten/cobalt alloy - Ceramic ball bearings - Unidirectional anti-clockwise winding direction 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

- Arm in grade 2 titanium - Flange in grade 5 titanium - 6-positional adjustment via grade 5 titanium screws - Ribs in 18K white gold, high palladium content - Weight segment in tungsten/cobalt alloy - Ceramic ball bearings - Unidirectional anti-clockwise winding direction 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 grade 5 titanium, 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