Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Record Lightweight Watch
Forty grams. This is the total weight of the new Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 watch (including the strap), making it the lightest split-seconds chronograph with tourbillon in the world. Well yes - it's not exactly a competitive category - hell, the RM 50-03 lives up to its name compared to the seminal 19 gram RM 027 Tourbillon Richard Mille made for Rafael Nadal An anchor, but that is, by comparison, a much simpler watch. Just 40 grams is still an impressive feat of technology when you look at how much weight is packed into Richard Mille's latest marvel. The cost of a 40g horological wonder? It will be seven figures.Richard Mille RM 035 Rafael Nadal
When it comes to passionate creative designs and materials, Richard Mille is no slouch (though still young this year, it might be an understatement). However, in breaking new ground for the watch, a partnership has been formed between the Swiss watchmaker, renowned British Formula 1 car maker McLaren and Nobel Prize-winning scientists from the University of Manchester . The product they collaborated on was a case that combined titanium, carbon TPT (Thin Layer Technology) and Richard Mille's exclusive and obvious watchmaking craftsmanship: Graph TPT, commonly known as graphene, was 6 times lighter than steel and 200 times lighter than steel times stronger. It was at the forefront of materials research and set the benchmark for light-weight strength in timepieces.
As we reported a year ago, the Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 watch is the first completed collaboration between Richard Mille and McLaren that was supposed to last 10 years. Frankly, the collaboration makes sense - not only is founder Richard Mille a true petrol fan and F1 fan, but both brands are at the forefront of development and design to push what's possible in their respective fields field. When it comes to pushing the envelope, the Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 does exactly that – it’s clearly not a watch for everyone, as its wild design and eye-watering price point immediately confirms. But for those who appreciate the amount of research and development every Richard Mille put into it, there’s a lot to like here – starting with the construction of the watch’s unique three-part case.buy good replica watches
Now, we've seen Studio RM come up with some very lightweight cases - after all, it's a hallmark of the brand, and this collaborative effort is no exception. As mentioned, the classic tonneau-shaped case incorporates three material technologies, including grade 5 titanium, and finely textured carbon TPT, whose wavy "grains" are now a regular fixture on Richard Mille's workbenches. With the Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1, however, the McLaren partnership has paved the way for adding graphene to the equation - here the apparently undulating layers of the carbon bezel and caseback are actually made of 600 consisting of parallel layers (at a thickness of 30 μm) that have been enhanced by implantation of graphene - a revolutionary nanomaterial, as previously described,
Naturally, in F1, the limitless possibilities of composites that are lighter and stronger than steel or carbon fibre have made McLaren an industry leader in graphene research and industrial applications, making the collaboration with Richard Mille a huge priority for the Swiss-made company. Very lucky for watch dealers.Replica Breitling Endurance Pro Watches
However, the real secret to this watch's insane lightness relative to its complexity is the movement, which weighs just 7 grams and houses the split-seconds chronograph, tourbillon, and power reserve and torque sensors (12:00 on the dial). This is achieved through the skeletonization of key movement components and the deployment of grade 5 titanium and TPT carbon for the heavier baseplate and movement bridges. In addition, the transverse frame that supports the entire movement is attached to the case strap and is made of the same TPT carbon fibre as the case – an element directly inspired by the suspension structure of the McLaren-Honda F1 race car, which is the source of cooperation.
The RM50-03 Calibre has a 70-hour power reserve, which can be monitored by an indicator at 11 o’clock. It runs at 21,600vph, contains 43 jewels, and boasts a new rattrapante system that includes a new column wheel that operates different levels of rattrapante. The new column wheel increases the number of columns from 8 to 6 and is now optimized for functionality and durability. There's also a new clip design and replaces the helical wheel with a blade on the split-second wheel. For non-sports specialists, the result of all this is reduced friction and halved energy consumption for the chronograph.replica luxury watch
Despite the technological advancements found in the case and movement design, many components of the movement itself, such as the dial, tom and minute wheel, exhibit hallmarks of Haute Horlogerie, such as classic hand-finishing techniques, adding a The layers are polished and contrasted with the watch's otherwise sinister look. Speaking of looks, eagle-eyed F1 fans might notice the skeletonized chronograph pushers, designed to mimic the McLaren-Honda air intake ducts, or how the oversized crown takes its cues from the rims used in racing by British team.
Finally, it's definitely worth mentioning that not even the strap option was overlooked during development. The Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 we've seen uses an elastic band that resembles another elastic band, often with countless wear and tear. Of course, I'm referring to the elastic in the underwear. Obviously, the materials used here are more complex, but the general principle remains the same. For more car connectivity, they look designed to mimic F1 cockpit seat belts. However, the standard rubber strap is impressive on its own. Going hand in hand with McLaren's breakthrough in graphene applications, Richard Mille has done the same thing with rubber straps - injecting nanomaterials directly into the elastomer, giving the straps greater elasticity and wear resistance. Jacob & Co. ASTRONOMIA TOURBILLON WHITE GOLD
One could argue that the black rubber strap would be the softer of the two options - sure, we're already familiar with Richard Mille's 44mm x 49mm case size, but we'd bet on the Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren The F1 feels more tactile than its 16mm thickness, which may have something to do with the softer fabric options, possibly due to all the colors. Love it or hate it, it's kind of a Richard Mille icon - the wrist's presence is magnified despite its ridiculous weight - like a toy, its ownership Puts you in the ranks of ultra-exclusive clubs, but seems to taper off of exclusivity.
Richard Mille collectors looking to hunt down one of these bad boys will have to do so at the RM boutique, where there are only 75 pieces in total. Owners will also get a 1:5 scale model of a 2017 McLaren-Honda driven by two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso, a neat little bow.Patek Philippe GRANDMASTER CHIME 175TH ANNIVERSARY