Friday, May 05, 2006

Richard Mille Tourbillion RM012 (Platinium)

This Richard Mille tourbillon wristwatch has been created in a limited edition of 30 numbered examples in platinum. With dramatic lines inspired by architecturally engineered structural forms,the tubular, angled configuration of the 012 offers optimal stiffness and torsial rigidity with exceptional resistance to thermal change and corrosive elements. It is unique in the manner in which it unites the functions of the watch’s baseplate with those of the movement and bridges into a technically coherent and visually inseparable totality. CALIBER RM 012: Manual winding tourbillon with hours and minutes. Dimensions: 48 mm x 39.30 mm (widest point) x 13.84 mm (thickest area).
- Aluminium alloy winding Barrel
- Combined tube and bridge structures in steel inox alloy and titanium
- Spline screws in grade 5 titanium
- Teeth of barrel and third wheel pinion with corrected involute profile.
-Movement dimensions: 30.20 mm x 28.60 mm. Thickness: 6.60 mm
- Diameter of the tourbillion cage: 10.90 mm
- Diameter of the balance wheel: 10.00 mm
- Number of jewels: 19
- Balance wheel: GLUCYDUR, 2 arms, with 18-carat white gold adjustment screws
- Moment of inertia: 10 mg cm2, lever angle 56°
- Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
- Power reserve: 42 hours
- Balance spring: ELINVAR by NIVAROX
- Shock protection: KIF ELASTOR KE 160 B28
- Blue jewels set in titanium chatons
- Barrel shaft: in chronifer without nickel (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S)
- Crown: In grade 5 micro-blasted titanium, with double seal O-ring and collar in Alcryn.
- Crystal: Bezel side: In sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (both sides).Thickness: 1.20 mm. Case back: In sapphire with anti-glare treatment (both sides). Thickness: at the center 1 mm and outer edges 1.73 mm
- Dial: In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare treatment, protected by 8 silicone braces inserted in the upper and lower grooves.
- Flanges: In carbon fiber, the index points filled with approved luminous material.