The new RM 36-01 G-Sensor Tourbillon Sébastien Loeb is the result of the collaboration between Richard Mille and Sébastien Loeb, the most successful driver in WRC history, having won the world rally championship a record nine times in a row and set the new world record on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 2013.
The key to understanding this new creation can be gleaned from the rotating brown ceramic bezel: the G-force sensor can now be rotated manually to align in different directions, enabling drivers to view the lateral deceleration as well as longitudinal forces found respectively in corners, acceleration and braking on straights.
Directly connected to the bezel and sapphire glass, the sensor can indicate G-forces of up to 6 G’s.
Created in a limited edition of 30 pieces, Sébastien Loeb wears this exceptional timepiece during WTCC competitions and on all other motorsport events in which he will participate.
FUNCTION INDICATOR In a manner similar to a car’s gearbox, the function indicator allows one to see the winding, neutral and handsetting 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 (Handsetting).
BASEPLATE AND BRIDGES IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM The baseplate has been 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 % grade 5 titanium, 6% aluminum and 4 % vanadium.
ROTARY G-SENSOR Composed of over 50 parts and measuring a mere 17mm, the rotary G-sensor is designed to visually display the number of G’s accumulated by the driver during the different phases of driving such as rapid acceleration, deceleration and lateral forces. The direction of the G-force to be recorded is set by rotating the bezel. A needle on the scale indicates whether the number of Gs accumulated is mild (green zone) or critical (red zone). A push-piece set at the center of the sapphire glass quickly resets it to zero.
CALIBER RM 36-01 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, rotary G-sensor, power reserve indicator and function selector.