RM 63-01
RM 63-01
RM 63-01

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RM 63-01

DIZZY HANDS

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AN ARTISTIC CREATION REALIZED AS A MECHANICAL TIMEKEEPER

It draws its inspiration from the first lines of a poem entitled Le Temps, written by Gérard de Nerval, a grand exponent of the French romantic tradition of his day: "Le Temps ne surprend pas le sage ; Mais du Temps le sage se rit, 
Car lui seul en connaît l’usage..." 
Time does not surprise the wise, but of Time the wise laughs, as only he knows how to use it. With the first quick glance, nothing gives away the unusual horological creation inside this timepiece, except perhaps the visual layout of the hours. In every detail, part and mechanical solution one can see that this is pure Richard Mille in every sense. However, when the pusher in the center of the crown is depressed once, a slow motion ballet begins: the sapphire glass dial begins to slowly rotate counterclockwise, as the hour hand moves clockwise, both at different speeds.

Main characteristics

Realizing this seemingly simple conceptual timepiece actually required new solutions; the mechanism of the RM 63-01 Dizzy Hands, the caliber CRMA3, is a completely new movement fully developed
 by Richard Mille’s engineers in Les Breuleux, a complex wonder, reinventing principles taken from chronograph design to achieve these artistic results, together with specially designed and researched parts that separate the hour and minute functions completely from one another.

01
NEWLY DEVELOPED GEAR TEETH PROFILE
he entire going train of the watch, the primary transmitter of power throughout the movement, utilizes a special profile for the teeth of the wheels. The wheels use a 20° pressure angle. This system equalizes any discrepancies that might arise between the axles of each wheel, for instance during thermal changes and normal use, and promotes an excellent transmission of torque to the balance wheel, thus supporting excellent chronometric characteristics.

CALIBER CRMA3 Automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, rotor in 5N gold and Dizzy Hands function.

02
NEWLY DEVELOPED GEAR TEETH PROFILE
he entire going train of the watch, the primary transmitter of power throughout the movement, utilizes a special profile for the teeth of the wheels. The wheels use a 20° pressure angle. This system equalizes any discrepancies that might arise between the axles of each wheel, for instance during thermal changes and normal use, and promotes an excellent transmission of torque to the balance wheel, thus supporting excellent chronometric characteristics.

SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE MOVEMENT This permits better control of the torque applied to the screws during assembly. These screws are therefore unaffected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly and age well.

03
NEWLY DEVELOPED GEAR TEETH PROFILE
he entire going train of the watch, the primary transmitter of power throughout the movement, utilizes a special profile for the teeth of the wheels. The wheels use a 20° pressure angle. This system equalizes any discrepancies that might arise between the axles of each wheel, for instance during thermal changes and normal use, and promotes an excellent transmission of torque to the balance wheel, thus supporting excellent chronometric characteristics.

NEW DIZZY HANDS COMPLICATION The Dizzy Hands mechanism is a new horological art complication. The hour numerals are carried on an antireflective disc of sapphire crystal. Pressing the crown causes this disc to begin a slow, counterclockwise, ballet of rotation. At the same time, the hour hand continues in a clockwise direction, but at a different speed. The result is that Time has been momentarily suspended for private moments of personal pleasure, shared or for oneself. Pressing the crown again brings an end to this dance of relativity and restores the sapphire disc and hand to their normal positions: Time as we know it is restored.

04
NEWLY DEVELOPED GEAR TEETH PROFILE
he entire going train of the watch, the primary transmitter of power throughout the movement, utilizes a special profile for the teeth of the wheels. The wheels use a 20° pressure angle. This system equalizes any discrepancies that might arise between the axles of each wheel, for instance during thermal changes and normal use, and promotes an excellent transmission of torque to the balance wheel, thus supporting excellent chronometric characteristics.

NEWLY DEVELOPED GEAR TEETH PROFILE he entire going train of the watch, the primary transmitter of power throughout the movement, utilizes a special profile for the teeth of the wheels. The wheels use a 20° pressure angle. This system equalizes any discrepancies that might arise between the axles of each wheel, for instance during thermal changes and normal use, and promotes an excellent transmission of torque to the balance wheel, thus supporting excellent chronometric characteristics.

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Main characteristics

Realizing this seemingly simple conceptual timepiece actually required new solutions; the mechanism of the RM 63-01 Dizzy Hands, the caliber CRMA3, is a completely new movement fully developed
 by Richard Mille’s engineers in Les Breuleux, a complex wonder, reinventing principles taken from chronograph design to achieve these artistic results, together with specially designed and researched parts that separate the hour and minute functions completely from one another.

CASE

The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a complete conceptual approach to the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to extremely rigorous specifications. It takes a whole series of stamping and machining operations and several days of adjustments to make the three-part case with its curves used for the first time by Richard Mille. For each case machined, a period of 45 minutes is needed just for the positive engraving of the name “Richard Mille”. The case is assembled with 16 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in steel 316L. The system is completed by the incorporation of the lugs as separate elements of the case design.

CASE

The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a complete conceptual approach to the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to extremely rigorous specifications. It takes a whole series of stamping and machining operations and several days of adjustments to make the three-part case with its curves used for the first time by Richard Mille. For each case machined, a period of 45 minutes is needed just for the positive engraving of the name “Richard Mille”. The case is assembled with 16 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in steel 316L. The system is completed by the incorporation of the lugs as separate elements of the case design.

CROWN

In grade 5 titanium with collar in Alcryn.

FAST ROTATING BARREL

This type of barrel has 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.

FAST ROTATING BARREL

This type of barrel has 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.

BASEPLATE AND BRIDGES MADE OF GRADE 5 TITANIUM

Microblasted grade 5 titanium with electroplasma treatment gives great rigidity to the baseplate, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train. The bridges are also created in grade 5 titanium, microblasted and electroplasma treated. The skeletonised baseplate and the bridges were subjected to separate and extensive validation tests to ensure optimal strength requirements.

Characteristics

FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA
Guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shock and also during movement assembly and disassembly, hence better chronometric results over time.
The regulator index has been eliminated, thus guaranteeing a more accurate and repeatable adjustment is possible thanks to 4 small adjustable weights
located directly on the balance.

SPECIAL FLAT-HEAD MOVEMENT SCREWS
Richard Mille has utilized the best of modern micro-mechanical engineering in the use of special flat-head screws in the caliber CRMA3.
These unusual screws with their 6 holed heads are based upon the snake-eye screw concept principally used in the assembly of parts that require extremely exact torque to be applied.

LOWER FLANGE
In carbon fiber; index points filled with approved luminous material.

SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE MOVEMENT
This permits better control of the torque applied to the screws during assembly. These screws are therefore unaffected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly and age well.

OTHER FEATURES
- Diameter of the movement: 31.00 mm
- Thickness: 6.675 mm
- Jewels: 35
- Balance: CuBe, 4 arms, 4 setting screws, inertia moment 7.5 mg.cm2, angle of lift 50o
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Balance spring: AK3
- Shock protection: Incabloc 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
- Escapement wheel jewels: Rubifix (transparent)

FINISHING

MOVEMENT
- Microblasted anglage
- Microblasted milled section
- Microblasted sinks
- Electroplasma treatment for the baseplate and the bridges

STEEL PARTS
- Satin finished surfaces
- Anglage hand polished
- Hand polished sinks
- Burnished sections

PROFILE-TURNING
- Lapped and polished ends - Burnished pivots
- Post faces polished

WHEELS
- Concave chamfering with a diamond tool
- Diamond polished angles
- Circular finished faces
- Rhodium-plating (before cutting the teeth)

DIAMETER
42.70 x 11.70 mm.