RM 27-02
RM 27-02
RM 27-02

RM 27-02

TOURBILLON - RAFAEL NADAL

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THE LATEST PERFORMANCE

"CREATING A WATCH FOR RAFAEL, THAT WOULD BECOME AS HE SAYS “A SECOND SKIN”, WAS A TREMENDOUS CHALLENGE FOR US. DISCOVERING THE OUTER LIMITS OF STRENGTH FOR THESE NEW MATERIALS, TESTING SUCH ULTRA-LIGHT TOURBILLON MOVEMENTS TO THE EXTREME ACCELERATION CONDITIONS OF HIGH LEVEL TENNIS MATCHES AND SUBJECTING THE CARBON COMPOSITE CASE TO AGING PROCESSES, SWEAT AND HEAT WAS A TOTAL NIGHTMARE FOR ME AND MY TEAM IN LES BREULEUX..."

Main characteristics

Watchmaking must be consistently challenged, both technically and artistically. The RM 27-02 presents a new uncompromising caliber that reinterprets the art and methods of watch design in the 21st century.

The sculptural baseplate supports the bridges in grade 5 titanium, which are highly original in terms of their three-dimensional construction, their finishes and the complexity of their titanium and carbon composition. These bridges support an impressive mechanical heart capable of running for over 70 hours without detriment to its regularity thanks to a rapidly rotating barrel that delivers constant power from the beginning to the end of operation.

It is in the run-up to the 114th French Open, where emblematic Richard Mille partner Rafael Nadal will be vying for his tenth title, that the Swiss Jura brand is unveiling its new manual winding tourbillon caliber dedicated to tennis.

Limited edition of 50 pieces.

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CALIBER RM 27-02
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes.

ARCING BRIDGES In grade 5 Titanium Beveled, shot-blasted and satin-brushed by hand.

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CALIBER RM 27-02
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes.

FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA A free sprung balance with variable inertia and a terminal-curve spring guarantees greater reliability in case of impacts and during movement assembly and disassembly, thus achieving better chronometric results over time.

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CALIBER RM 27-02
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes.

UNIBODY BASEPLATE The baseplate, machined from NTPT® carbon, is an integral part of the case. For the first time at Richard Mille, the case middle has been removed. The bezel and case back are assembled directly on the baseplate, which is described as “unibody”, a type of racing-car construction that ensures maximum rigidity and greater resistance to impacts. The skeletonised NTPT® carbon baseplate is a feat of machining. A master component of the RM 27-02, it has been subjected to a full battery of extreme approval tests in order to optimize its mechanical properties.

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CALIBER RM 27-02
Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes.

CALIBER RM 27-02 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours and minutes.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

Watchmaking must be consistently challenged, both technically and artistically. The RM 27-02 presents a new uncompromising caliber that reinterprets the art and methods of watch design in the 21st century.

The sculptural baseplate supports the bridges in grade 5 titanium, which are highly original in terms of their three-dimensional construction, their finishes and the complexity of their titanium and carbon composition. These bridges support an impressive mechanical heart capable of running for over 70 hours without detriment to its regularity thanks to a rapidly rotating barrel that delivers constant power from the beginning to the end of operation.

It is in the run-up to the 114th French Open, where emblematic Richard Mille partner Rafael Nadal will be vying for his tenth title, that the Swiss Jura brand is unveiling its new manual winding tourbillon caliber dedicated to tennis.

Limited edition of 50 pieces.

CASE IN QUARTZ TPT®

The bezel and case back are made from NTPT® carbon and Quartz TPT® , a groundbreaking new material designed and developed by Richard Mille in partnership with North Thin Ply Technology. QTPT® is composed of over 600 layers of parallel filaments obtained from separating silica threads. These layers, no thicker than 45 microns, are saturated in a white resin developed specially for Richard Mille, then inserted between layers of NTPT® carbon using an automatic positioning system that changes the orientation of the fibers between each layer by 45°. It is then heated to 120°C and subjected to a pressure of 6 bars in an autoclave similar to those used to make aeronautical components, before the material is ready for machining on a CNC machine at Proart, Richard Mille’s case factory. Machining unveils the various TPT® Quartz layers at random, ensuring that each machined component is unique.

CASE IN QUARTZ TPT®

The bezel and case back are made from NTPT® carbon and Quartz TPT® , a groundbreaking new material designed and developed by Richard Mille in partnership with North Thin Ply Technology. QTPT® is composed of over 600 layers of parallel filaments obtained from separating silica threads. These layers, no thicker than 45 microns, are saturated in a white resin developed specially for Richard Mille, then inserted between layers of NTPT® carbon using an automatic positioning system that changes the orientation of the fibers between each layer by 45°. It is then heated to 120°C and subjected to a pressure of 6 bars in an autoclave similar to those used to make aeronautical components, before the material is ready for machining on a CNC machine at Proart, Richard Mille’s case factory. Machining unveils the various TPT® Quartz layers at random, ensuring that each machined component is unique.

TOURBILLON

Diameter 12.30 mm

TORQUE LIMITING CROWN

This additional security system prevents from accidental overwinding, which could cause damage to the winding stem or putting extreme pressure on the mainspring barrel.

TORQUE LIMITING CROWN

This additional security system prevents from accidental overwinding, which could cause damage to the winding stem or putting extreme pressure on the mainspring barrel.

FINISHING

MOVEMENT - Gradual hand-polished beveling - Shot-blasted milled sections - Stretched upper surfaces STEEL PARTS - Shot-blasted surfaces - Satin-brushed surfaces - Hand-polished beveling - Long strokes - Matt “brouillé” strokes - Long strokes on the sides - Polished sinks

Characteristics

POWER RESERVE
70 hours (±10%)

CRYSTAL
In sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides).
Thickness: 1.20 mm and 4.09 mm at the edges.

FAST ROTATING BARREL (6 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours)
This type of barrel has the following advantages:
- The phenomenon of periodic internal mainspring adhesion is significantly diminished and performance is thus enhanced, - It provides an excellent delta of the mainspring curve. The choice is determined by the ideal power reserve/
performance/regularity ratio

BARREL PAWL WITH PROGRESSIVE RECOIL
This device permits an appreciable winding gain (circa 20 %), especially during the start of winding. It also promotes the even distribution of the mainspring’s internal tension.

SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE CASE
Due to their design, these screws offer better control of the torque applied to them during assembly.
They therefore remain unaffected by the physical manipulations involved in assembly and dismantling, and age well.

OTHER FEATURES

- Movement dimensions: 29.30 mm x 29.60 mm
- Thickness: 7.10 mm
- Balance diameter: 10.00 mm
- Number of jewels: 19
- Balance: in Glucydur, with 2 arms and 4 setting screws
- Moment of inertia: 11.50 mg.cm2, angle of lift 53°
- Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
- Balance spring: in ELINVAR by Nivarox®
- Shock absorbers: Kif Elastor by KE 160 B28
- Barrel shafts: in nickel-free Chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr13 + S), with the following characteristics: stainless, non-magnetic,
tempered.

DIMENSIONS
47.77 x 39.70 x 12.25 mm

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