Richard Mille copy itself is a brand that does not allow small pushing to promote famous envelopes. Always innovate, always innovate, and frankly, always exciting. Even for those who might not find the design attractive, craftsmanship is certainly valuable.
The amazing idea that the watchmaker dreamed up and developed into a fully functional timepiece really inspired me. For example, the Oculus mechanism in Valbray V.01 or the liquid time scale in HYT H1 are perfect examples of this out-of-the-box creativity.
Richard Mille embarked on a journey to safety for their latest work. RM is no stranger to (motorsports) sports and has released many timepieces involving key ambassadors such as racing drivers Felipe Massa and Jules Bianchi. Both of them represent what the RM stands for. The most advanced high-tech timepiece, designed to meet the most extreme needs of the wearer. Their decision to take the risk of using “safety” when supporting high-risk sports like Formula One seems a bit contradictory, but please bear with them, it makes sense.
Richard Mille (Richard Mille) recently showed the public tourbillon G-Sensor RM-036 Jean Todt limited edition, the brand and Richard Mille (Richard Mille) close friend, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) ) Cooperation with President Jean Todt. This may seem strange, but there is a very logical reason to ally with the rude French. Many people may think that he is “just” the former boss of Scuderia Ferrari, an F1 racing team featuring the prancing horses that dominated the sport during the Schumacher era, but there are too many to list.
Of course, Jean Todt is one of the most successful Formula One team managers in history. He has won the constructors’ championship seven times and the drivers’ championship six times (Michael Schumacher has won five times, Kimi Raïkkonen won first place. In addition to these achievements, he also won two world championships, including two victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, four Paris-Dakar victories and one Parker Peak climb champion (both as team leader/director). So far, an impressive career may be said.
Today, one of Mr. Toth’s main focuses is the FIA’s road safety operations. Jean Todt played a leading role in this movement, focusing on improving road safety around the world. A noble reason, but how to integrate it into the watch?
Well, by creating consciousness around what people will feel every time they travel, and they never know what it really means; gravity. We stepped on the accelerator pedal and brakes from time to time because the light jumped to red or turned the wheel quickly, so that we misjudged the sharp turn.
This is almost inevitable, especially on the track. The human body clearly feels acceleration, deceleration and direction changes, but cannot accurately determine whether the deceleration is acceptable or even harmful.
To work out a solution, Jean Todt’s team teamed up with Richard Mille to make eggshell fake luxury watches and proposed the G sensor. This complexity indicates whether the G force received by the wearer is safe. There is a small mechanical device mounted directly on the base plate, composed of more than 50 parts, but the size is only 17 mm (in this case, I think it is very wide). The G sensor can record decelerations of tens of G. Complications were designed by Renaud Papi for Richard Mille. The indicator (pointer and scale) is located at 12 o’clock and shows the g-force level experienced. The scale is divided into a green zone (safe), an orange zone (tolerable but potentially harmful) and a red zone (harmful), which can be reset using the button at 9 o’clock.
Back to Richard Mille (Richard Mille), because there are more discoveries. The housing of the G sensor is made of grade 5 titanium, just like the parts of Christophe Claret soprano. When Richard Mille was selected for his outstanding resonance with sopranos, he showed clear rigidity. The famous tonneau-shaped case is the true trademark of RM and is equipped with the RM036 movement. The movement has a skeletonized bottom plate made of carbon nanofibers, combined with a grade 5 titanium bridge, ARCAP reinforced central bridge and even a tourbillon (also made of grade 5 titanium).
The tourbillon has a freely suspended variable inertia balance, which makes it more resistant to shock and shunting, thereby maintaining accuracy. The barrel of the tourbillon spins quickly and has a progressive recoil, allowing it to transmit force in a more constant manner, although there is no constant force escapement like Gilard Peregault designed.
Richard Mille (Richard Mille) Tourbillon G sensor RM036 Jean Toth limited edition (what is the name) case is a typical RM, the case width is about 40 mm, the distance between the lugs is 48 mm, the thickness is slightly over 16 mm. A cool feature is that the pusher located on the crown can set the movement from winding to neutral to manual setting. The small display at 4 o’clock lets you know which mode is selected.
Nothing new, but I have always liked a cheap swiss watches, it is constantly getting the job done, no doubt, as everyone has learned from my previous articles. In addition, the time setting module is located behind the rest of the movement. This can be easily accessed during repairs or maintenance.
This outstanding RM timepiece was once again unveiled at the FIA awards ceremony in Istanbul on December 7. The RM G sensor (isn’t it more obvious?) is limited. The price is still inconclusive, but all profits will be donated to Mr. Toth’s two most important major initiatives. Global Road Safety Campaign and ICM Brain and Spine Institute.