The Richard Mille collection distinguishes itself by having created not one, but several models within a short timespan that have become recognized by collectors and insiders alike as ultimate icons of contemporary watchmaking. And one of the most popular icons must certainly be the RM 010 Automatic, whose pure lines and functions have always found resonance with clients everywhere. Never one to sit still, Richard Mille felt that the moment has arrived to present a new iteration destined to become another icon of the future: the RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat.
The mechanical aspect of creating a thin automatic has its own set of particular difficulties, but one of the dual challenges is to combine this type of movement design with the creation of a sense of visual depth within the movement - a central tenet to Richard Mille’s approach. The extreme use of skeletonisation in the RM 67-01 carries many clues in this respect, however a new approach to the dial construction carries the eyes from the edges of the bezel in three layers to the central area’s hour and minute hands.
Vertical date window, at 5 o’clock, enclosed in a window broadly outlined with Luminova®.
Fast rotating barrel (5 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours) Provision of an excellent mainspring delta curve with an ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratio.
Baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium and finished with a combination of gray and black electroplasma treatment. Winding rotor weight in platinum.
New CRMA6 Automatic movement created for the RM 67-01of only 3.6mm thickness, designed in house by the engineers in Les Breuleux.