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LOTUS F1 TEAM ROMAIN GROSJEAN

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AN EXCEPTIONAL SPORTING TIMEPIECE IN PERFECT HARMONY WITH THE WORLD OF F1

Richard Mille Watches is the official partner the Lotus F1 Team since 2013, and this fruitful collaboration on F1 tracks around the globe has given birth to the first tourbillon watch dedicated to the team and especially one of the Lotus F1 Team drivers, Romain Grosjean for whom Richard Mille created this new tourbillon driven timepiece.

Main characteristics

Limited edition of 30 watches, caseband in NTPT® carbon or red gold.
Each accompanied by hand assembled 1/5th scale model of the 2014 Lotus F1 racing car.

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CALIBER RM 50-01
Manual winding tourbillon movement with G-sensor, Hours, Minutes and Chronograph with central seconds and 30 minute counter at 9 o’clock.

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).

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CALIBER RM 50-01
Manual winding tourbillon movement with G-sensor, Hours, Minutes and Chronograph with central seconds and 30 minute counter at 9 o’clock.

TORQUE LIMITING CROWN This added security system prevents accidental overwinding of the watch, the result of which can cause damage such as breaking the winding stem or putting too much pressure on the barrel spring.

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CALIBER RM 50-01
Manual winding tourbillon movement with G-sensor, Hours, Minutes and Chronograph with central seconds and 30 minute counter at 9 o’clock.

G-FORCE INDICATOR This mechanism was designed to visually display the number of the G’s accumulated by the watch’s wearer during rapid deceleration. The hand and scale located below 12 o’clock indicate whether the deceleration is mild (green zone) or critical (red zone) for the driver.

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CALIBER RM 50-01
Manual winding tourbillon movement with G-sensor, Hours, Minutes and Chronograph with central seconds and 30 minute counter at 9 o’clock.

CALIBER RM 50-01 Manual winding tourbillon movement with G-sensor, Hours, Minutes and Chronograph with central seconds and 30 minute counter at 9 o’clock.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

Limited edition of 30 watches, caseband in NTPT® carbon or red gold.
Each accompanied by hand assembled 1/5th scale model of the 2014 Lotus F1 racing car.

CASE RM50-01

The bezel and the caseback are in NTPT® carbon, an exclusive material with a unique appearance. Its remarkable surface displays extremely regular undulations, as NTPT® carbon is composed of multiple layers of parallel filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers. These layers, with a maximum thickness of 30 microns, are impregnated with resin then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft by 45° between layers, creating this distinctive visual effect that is strongly reminiscent of Damascene steel. Heated to 120°C at a pressure of 6 bars, the NTPT® is then ready to be processed on a CNC machine in Richard Mille’s Proart case factory. When compared to composite materials, whose exceptional physical properties are already well known, NTPT® carbon improves the rate of occurrence of breaking stresses by 25% and of micro-cracks by 200%. The case of the RM 50-01 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.

CASE RM50-01

The bezel and the caseback are in NTPT® carbon, an exclusive material with a unique appearance. Its remarkable surface displays extremely regular undulations, as NTPT® carbon is composed of multiple layers of parallel filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers. These layers, with a maximum thickness of 30 microns, are impregnated with resin then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft by 45° between layers, creating this distinctive visual effect that is strongly reminiscent of Damascene steel. Heated to 120°C at a pressure of 6 bars, the NTPT® is then ready to be processed on a CNC machine in Richard Mille’s Proart case factory. When compared to composite materials, whose exceptional physical properties are already well known, NTPT® carbon improves the rate of occurrence of breaking stresses by 25% and of micro-cracks by 200%. The case of the RM 50-01 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.

BRIDGES MADE IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM AND STAINLESS STEEL RM50-01

The bridges of the caliber RM50-01 are made of grade 5 titanium. To give more depth to the caliber, some bridges, such as the tourbillon and G-sensor bridges and certain components, such as the chronograph mechanism and the clutch rocker, are made of stainless steel and given a golden appearance by galvanization treatment.

CHRONOGRAPH RM50-01

The modern architecture of this new movement has allowed for a coherent and rational arrangement of each constituent part, avoiding unnecessary complexity and permitting the best possible use of the functions with technical solutions. For example, research was conducted into the geometric d