RM 38-01
RM 38-01
RM 38-01

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RM 38-01

TOURBILLON G-SENSOR - BUBBA WATSON

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EPITOME OF HIGH PERFORMANCE AND PRECISION

After the success of the limited RM 038 Golfer’s Tourbillon released in 2010, Richard Mille has undertaken the development yet another specific tourbillon watch for Bubba Watson with added functionality to complement his powerful drives on the course. The result is the RM 38-01 Bubba Watson, a timepiece that combines a patented G-sensor with a tourbillon mechanism, thus providing new insights for golfers during their game.

Main characteristics

On looking at the RM 38-01 Bubba Watson, one’s attention is immediately drawn to the unique green case - bubba’s favorite color - which upon closer examination again demonstrates the mastery
and insight of Richard Mille in the revolutionary application of industrial materials for 21st century watchmaking.
Released in an edition of 50 pieces worldwide.

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CALIBER RM038
Manual winding tourbillon with hours and minutes.

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CALIBER RM038
Manual winding tourbillon with hours and minutes.

POWER RESERVE Circa 48 hours.

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CALIBER RM038
Manual winding tourbillon with hours and minutes.

G-FORCE INDICATOR Composed of over 50 parts and measuring a mere 17 mm, the G-sensor is designed to visually display the number of G’s accumulated. It operates on the principle of displacement of a weight, and a needle on the scale indicates whether the number of G's accumulated. The G-sensor can record up to 20-G’s of acceleration. A push-piece at 9 o’clock quickly resets it to zero.

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CALIBER RM038
Manual winding tourbillon with hours and minutes.

CALIBER RM038 Manual winding tourbillon with hours and minutes.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

On looking at the RM 38-01 Bubba Watson, one’s attention is immediately drawn to the unique green case - bubba’s favorite color - which upon closer examination again demonstrates the mastery
and insight of Richard Mille in the revolutionary application of industrial materials for 21st century watchmaking.
Released in an edition of 50 pieces worldwide.

CASE

The ceramic TZP-G was chosen for the RM 38-01 Bubba Watson's bezel and the caseback. This alloy is based on aluminium oxide powder tubes injected at a pressure of 2,000 bar. This high-pressure injection increases rigidity by 20-30% and reduces the material's porosity to an absolute minimum. TZP-G has the reputation of being a particularly scratch-resistant material (1,400 Vickers). The green color is obtained after injection of the colourings in the material. A long and difficult machining and grinding process using diamond tools is necessary to create the complex forms of the bezel and caseback, which are given a final matt surface finish. These qualities make this the ideal material for a bezel, an are highly exposed to impact. The caseband is in grade 5 titanium with a protective white rubber casing. The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. It is assembled using 20 grade 5 titanium spline screws and abrasion-resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.

CASE

The ceramic TZP-G was chosen for the RM 38-01 Bubba Watson's bezel and the caseback. This alloy is based on aluminium oxide powder tubes injected at a pressure of 2,000 bar. This high-pressure injection increases rigidity by 20-30% and reduces the material's porosity to an absolute minimum. TZP-G has the reputation of being a particularly scratch-resistant material (1,400 Vickers). The green color is obtained after injection of the colourings in the material. A long and difficult machining and grinding process using diamond tools is necessary to create the complex forms of the bezel and caseback, which are given a final matt surface finish. These qualities make this the ideal material for a bezel, an are highly exposed to impact. The caseband is in grade 5 titanium with a protective white rubber casing. The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. It is assembled using 20 grade 5 titanium spline screws and abrasion-resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.

FAST ROTATING BARREL

This type of barrel provides the following advantages: - The phenomenon of periodic internal mainspring adhesion is significantly diminished, thereby increasing performance, - Provision of an excellent mainspring delta curve with an ideal power reserve / performance and regularity ratio.

BARREL PAWL WITH PROGRESSIVE RECOIL

This device permits a profitable winding gain (circa 20 %), especially during the winding start. It is also helpful in the distribution of the mainspring’s internal tension.

BARREL PAWL WITH PROGRESSIVE RECOIL

This device permits a profitable winding gain (circa 20 %), especially during the winding start. It is also helpful in the distribution of the mainspring’s internal tension.

Characteristics

VARIABLE INERTIA, FREE SPRUNG BALANCE
The free-sprung balance provides better reliability in the event of shocks, movement assembly and disassembly. It also guarantees better chronometric results over an extended period of time.

WINDING BARREL TEETH AND THIRD-WHEEL PINION WITH CENTRAL INVOLUTE PROF