RM 67-01
RM 67-01
RM 67-01

RM 67-01

EXTRA FLAT

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PURE LINES

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.

Main characteristics

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.

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New CRMA6 Automatic movement created for the RM 67-01of only 3.6mm thickness, designed in house by the engineers in Les Breuleux.

Vertical date window, at 5 o’clock, enclosed in a window broadly outlined with Luminova®.

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New CRMA6 Automatic movement created for the RM 67-01of only 3.6mm thickness, designed in house by the engineers in Les Breuleux.

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.

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New CRMA6 Automatic movement created for the RM 67-01of only 3.6mm thickness, designed in house by the engineers in Les Breuleux.

Baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium and finished with a combination of gray and black electroplasma treatment. Winding rotor weight in platinum.

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New CRMA6 Automatic movement created for the RM 67-01of only 3.6mm thickness, designed in house by the engineers in Les Breuleux.

New CRMA6 Automatic movement created for the RM 67-01of only 3.6mm thickness, designed in house by the engineers in Les Breuleux.

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Approximate scale 1 : 1

Main characteristics

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.

CASE

The case of this new icon in the collection represents the first time that the tonneau shape has been created in an extra flat form, making it the most sleek model of the tonneau shaped Richard Mille timepieces. Its refined dimensions require more time to create than other similar cases in the collection, adding up to almost 6 hours of pure machining time, 68 different stamping operations required for the bezel, caseband and back bezel. The machine tooling process requires 8 days of adjusting for the bezel, 5 days for the caseband and 5 days for the back bezel. Prior to this process, developing a methodology for carrying out this series of operations took 145 hours, the drawings for the tools 130 hours, and implementation 180 hours. Each case represents more than 215 separate machining operations.

CASE

The case of this new icon in the collection represents the first time that the tonneau shape has been created in an extra flat form, making it the most sleek model of the tonneau shaped Richard Mille timepieces. Its refined dimensions require more time to create than other similar cases in the collection, adding up to almost 6 hours of pure machining time, 68 different stamping operations required for the bezel, caseband and back bezel. The machine tooling process requires 8 days of adjusting for the bezel, 5 days for the caseband and 5 days for the back bezel. Prior to this process, developing a methodology for carrying out this series of operations took 145 hours, the drawings for the tools 130 hours, and implementation 180 hours. Each case represents more than 215 separate machining operations.

FUNCTION INDICATOR

In a manner similar to a car's gearbox, the function indicator allows one to see the winding, date setting and hand setting positions.

CROWN

As the crown is pulled out. Each position is indicated via a hand at 2 o’clock displaying the following functions: W (Winding) – D (Date) – H (Hand setting).

CROWN

As the crown is pulled out. Each position is indicated via a hand at 2 o’clock displaying the following functions: W (Winding) – D (Date) – H (Hand setting).

FINISHING

After completion of the machining phase, the watch case will undergo brushing and polishing, all executed by hand, then assembly with sapphire glass and sealants to undergo a preliminary water resistance testing, before being disassembled and undergoing a final quality control. Only then will the movement be mounted within its subtle lines. All of these operations represent a total of another 8 hours of work, making the Richard Mille tonneau case one of the most time consuming and complex cases created in Switzerland today.

Characteristics

OTHER FEATURES

SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE CASE
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.

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

CRYSTAL
Bezel side: in sapphire (1,800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides).
Thickness: 1.00 mm
Case back: in sapphire with anti-glare treatment (2 sides)
Thickness: at the center 1.00 mm and outer edges 2.37 mm

FINISHING

MOVEMENT
- Microblasted anglage
- Microblasted milled section
- Microblasted sinks
- Grey and black 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

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