The RM 011, an integral part of the Richard Mille collection since 2007, bids farewell and makes way for the new RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph.
The main focus of Richard Mille was the three-dimensional quality of the new automatic movement RMAC3 and the visual realization of its complications. A glossy beveled surround marking the split times adds depth to the flyback chronograph’s colored counters and seconds display.
This spatial effect is further enhanced by the satin-finished grade 5 titanium upper bridge, which contrasts with the PVD-coated titanium of the movement. This inevitably draws the eye across the dial, from the annual calendar and its oversized date to the 12-hour counter and flyback chronograph.best watches for men
The labyrinth continues on the back of the movement: the satin-finished and PVD-coated lower bridge showcases the twin barrels and the new variable-geometry grade 5 titanium rotor, whose design is inspired by aerodynamic elements from Formula 1 . This technical solution, unique to Richard Mille, allows the self-winding mechanism to adapt to the wearer’s activity level by adjusting the moment of inertia of the oscillating weight using chamfered and shot-peened 18-carat white gold winglets. The oscillating weight, made of satin-finished and PVD-coated grade 5 titanium, is adjustable in six positions and is mounted on ceramic ball bearings.
But the new automatic movement RMAC3 also showed real power. Thanks to the use of grade 5 titanium in the bridges and bridges, the entire flyback chronograph movement has been optimized in terms of gear train functionality and stability. The two barrels installed in parallel ensure constant power transmission and a power reserve of approximately 55 hours. The 4 Hz variable torque balance is extremely shock resistant and allows finer adjustments than traditional balances. nice replica watches
The three-piece tonneau-shaped case has also been revised. The designers have gently modernized its shape without distorting it, giving it a more athletic and dynamic character.
The highest level of craftsmanship and an enormous investment of time were required to achieve the level of ergonomics and sophistication that characterize this case – unparalleled in the world of haute horlogerie. With a lot of patience and skill, the surfaces are satin-finished and chamfered entirely by hand. Originally used on the RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal, this silhouette now characterizes all Richard Mille sports watches. Not only does it differentiate them from the lifestyle models in the series, but it also reinforces their structural integrity.
The RM 11-03 is reminiscent of motorsport with numerous details.
The Grade 5 titanium crown is inspired by the design of racing rims and tire treads. The knurled buttons of the same material are inspired by pedal surfaces, and their caps are made from a material as ubiquitous in Formula 1 as titanium: NTPT carbon. replica watches online shop
As with Richard Mille, the entire mechanism can be admired through the anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal, revealing the caliber. The case is available in titanium, rose gold or white gold and is held together by 20 spline screws in grade 5 titanium. The RM 11-03 Flyback Chronograph is a sporty watch that proudly embraces the brand’s new aesthetic, inspired by motorsport. The model will be officially unveiled on September 4th as part of the third edition of the “Chantilly Arts & Elégance Richard Mille”.
TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE RICHARD MILLE CALIBER RM 11-03 AUTOMATIC FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH
Movement: CALIBER RMAC3, self-winding skeleton movement with variable geometry rotor, hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown at 9 o’clock, 12-hour totalizer, oversized date and month display.
Dimensions: 49.94 x 44.50 x 16.15 mm
Power reserve: Approx. 55 hours (±10%). The effective power reserve depends on how often the chronograph function is used.replica skeleton watches
Plates and bridges: Plates and bridges are made of grade 5 titanium. This biocompatible, extremely corrosion-resistant and very strong alloy allows the gear train to function optimally. The alloy is composed of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum and 4% vanadium. This connection increases the mechanical properties of the material and is therefore commonly used in the aerospace and automotive industries. The circuit board of the RMAC3 movement is optimized for the ideal weight/strength ratio.
Flyback Chronograph: A pusher between the 4 and 5 o’clock positions allows the running chronograph second hand to be reset without first stopping the mechanism. This feature was originally developed for pilots to avoid the inevitable loss of time (and precision) when stopping, resetting and starting the chronograph when passing landmarks. When the chronograph function is activated, the chronograph counters at 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock display the elapsed hours and minutes, while the central hand counts the seconds.
Use: The user can start or stop the chronograph function with the pusher between 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock. The flyback function for zeroing can be operated at any time using the pusher between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock. replica Urwerk Watches