Richard Mille fake has built its brand by combining highly sophisticated micromechanics with ultra-modern materials from the automotive and aerospace industries, and its latest chronograph-equipped timepiece, the RM 65-01 Automatic Two-Second The split-seconds chronograph continues this tradition. It is also, the company claims, “the most complicated timepiece ever produced in the workshop of Richard Mille.”
About five years in development, designed by engineers at Richard Mille in collaboration with movement craftsmen at Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (Parmigiani’s fame, among other horological accolades), the new movement inside the RM 65-01 boasts a high-frequency, variable-in Inertial balance wheel oscillating at an astonishing rate of 36,600 vibrations per hour (5 Hz). As a result, its integrated split-seconds chronograph features ultra-precise stopwatch calculations to the nearest 1/10th of a second. Apart from Zenith’s El Primero, few other chronograph movements can achieve this level of precision. The movement’s architecture uses six column wheels and a vertical coupler. Visible through the base is its mechanical “brain” resting on a grade 5 titanium chassis supported by bridges of the same material,
Filling the watch’s power reserve is achieved through a new innovative feature, a patented rapid-winding mechanism activated by a pusher at 8 o’clock on the tonneau-shaped carbon fiber TPT case. Pressing this button 125 times fully winds the movement and is designed to maintain optimal torque when worn on the wrist. As with previous Richard Mille timepieces, the rotor offers ‘variable geometry’, meaning that the wearer can adjust its inertia for optimal winding rate according to his activity level. Consisting of no fewer than 600 pieces, the movement passed what Richard Mille considered a “ruthless” battery of tests, including anti-magnetic, water-resistant, shock-resistant and simulated 10-year mechanism aging (where the winding button deployed thousands of times).
Despite its complexity, the RM 65-01 is a best replica watches uk that emphasizes the legibility of all its functions through the clever use of color coding. Yellow is used for the chronograph elements – the hour and minute hands, the hour numerals and the small seconds at 6 o’clock. Orange marks the central chronograph seconds hand and the 30-minute and 12-hour chronograph subdials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock respectively. The winding device is bright red, the date box is green, and the rattrapante hand is blue, which echoes the color of the start button.
The bezel, case and caseback are in Carbon TPT, a material used in racing yachts, Formula 1 cars and aircraft, which Richard Mille introduced to watchmaking in 2013. Crown and pushers are microblasted and satin-finished grade 5 titanium, quick-winding pushers are made of red quartz TPT. Another signature technical feature of Richard Mille copy chronographs: the gearbox-style function selector, which allows the user to switch between traditional winding (W), rapid date adjustment (D) and time setting (H) simply by pressing the crown Switch easily.