Richard Mille RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne
Put together a bottom plate made of carbon fiber TPT®, 5N red gold and Haynes®214® with blue PVD coating .
The top quality of Richard Mille watches has the same status in structure and materials. Naturally, it is impossible to design a watch that can withstand extreme conditions without using self-made parts to deal with demanding requirements. Richard Mille (Richard Mille) uses engineering materials (especially in the fields of aerospace and Formula One) and tests their potential applications in watch movements or their casings, making them accurate, portable and reliable Watches and clocks whose sex is closely related to the materials used came into being.
The new RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne is fully in line with this pedigree and has absorbed the influence of the aviation industry.
Have spare capacity Richard Mille (Richard Mille) RM 21-01 watch uses a new case design. The complex structure of the 5N red gold case is reinforced by an exoskeleton made of CarbonTPT® for the bezel and pillars. This extremely light and durable composite material is rotated 45° between each layer through an automatic process, then heated to 120° in an autoclave, and then processed to the nearest micrometer, made by stacking hundreds of layers of carbon fiber. Just like armor, these reinforcements can perfectly protect the shell and are firmly fixed in place by 20 spline screws. The eye-catching appearance of the CarbonTPT® layer perfectly complements the golden light and the royal blue honeycomb pattern of the bottom plate.
A musical instrument suitable for flying Carbon TPT® is located in the center of the bottom plate. This time it combines an orthogonal honeycomb structure that embodies the concept of air itself. It is made of HAYNES®214® and undergoes blue PVD treatment. This is the brand's first product. This nickel-chromium-aluminum-iron alloy is mainly used in thermal environments exceeding 955° The best high temperature oxidation resistance makes this material (although it can still be molded and assembled by conventional methods) a particularly suitable choice for combustion chambers. Therefore, the bottom plate of the RM 21-01 has unparalleled stiffness, extremely low thermal expansion coefficient and excellent torque resistance, which are all the necessary conditions for Richard Mille .
For the bridge, Richard Mille's movement team chose grade 5 titanium, a biocompatible titanium-aluminum-vanadium alloy used in the aerospace industry to ensure excellent rigidity and outstanding performance The corrosion resistance. The barrel and tourbillon bridge are composed of four arms, gold-plated on the hollow circular base, located in the central crucible at the edge of the gold, providing them with mechanical properties, which are very suitable for the rotation of these moving parts, and at the same time make the tourbillon beauty To be thorough. This movement is PVD treated with 5N rose gold to enhance the contrast between the case and the characteristics of this flight mechanism.
The sapphire glass dial provides a perfectly transparent window for the manual winding movement RM21-01.. Keep the power indicator instead of the 11 o'clock number, while the torque indicator occupies the 1 o'clock position. The latter makes it possible to immediately know the tension of the barrel spring, thereby optimizing the function of the movement. Sitting at the 4 o'clock position is the function selector, which is operated by a button integrated in the center of the crown. The button is made of CarbonTPT® and 5N rose gold and has the same material as the white rubber bracelet. You can switch from "Neutral" (N) position to "Winding" (W) to "Manual setting" (H) with just one press.
From the thorough manual finishing of the movement to the chamfering, polishing, grinding and chamfering of parts, to the use of innovative and technical materials, combined with a tourbillon to counteract the effects of the earth's gravity, the new RM 21-01 tourbillon was released. Aerodyne is released in limited quantities, opening up new horizons.