Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa Black Night NTPT Carbon Watch Review

Frankly speaking, in the past few weeks, while reviewing it, I shamelessly used every opportunity of every day to wear the Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa Black Night NTPT Carbon watch-like how people drive it at the last minute The same (imagined so far)) If you finally have a chance, the convertible supercar parked in front of the house…The irresistible power of pure curiosity and excitement will not let you do anything else, you can only use it Such a charming environment. But what’s all the fuss about?

Because Richard Mille watches are notoriously expensive, quite complex, and often use some new high-tech materials, they become a difficult subject of review. There are many factors we need to consider-including those that can help us answer why Richard Mille watches require them to be so expensive, and why they can continue to produce more than 4,000 watches each year.

So, first, let us put this concept in context-you know, a six-digit number-pricing-annual calendar-calendar-chronograph-in-a-non-precious metal-case The incredible idea.

Since the beginning of the millennium, Richard Mille has been, I mean, the ultra-expensive and extremely successful avant-garde watch brand in the watch industry-this is the truth. However, for those who do not have oligarchs or have direct contact with the annual turnover of the refinery, understanding the demand price of copy Richard Mille watches may prove extremely difficult.

For comparison, the following are the basic elements of a normal luxury brand’s normal pricing procedure: Usually, a company first determines its specific market segment, target audience, and the corresponding price points required by these factors. Only after considering all of this, it will begin to develop and finalize the product itself. Needless to say, this approach imposes restrictions on the product itself, because it ultimately must comply with these pre-determined requirements related to cost and pricing.

As Richard Mille himself explained, the process of pricing his watches (and his brand) is different from most other pricing strategies, because what they do first is to come up with an idea for the product, and then they develop the idea so that in the end The product is as close as possible to the dream of him and his team. They will set the final price only when all of this has been achieved and the cost of all these efforts has been taken into account.

It sounds extravagant, but what brands say and what they actually provide are often two different things-so let’s see how (or if any) this becomes a reality.

Of course, when you browse the price tag, the Richard Mille watch does not have this cost-related restriction will immediately become apparent. In contrast, this might make some supercars suddenly look like low-budget alternatives. However, when you take a closer look at the products themselves and where and how they are manufactured, things will align with this approach. So let’s focus on the latter thing first, the origin first-very brief, because since my visit to the manufacturer of Richard Mille in Switzerland, we have already had a more in-depth article on this topic.

Like most modern, extremely complex and super expensive watch brands (there are actually more than a few these days), no single factory can perform all manufacturing processes at the same time. The reason is that there is no place where you can make copy watch cases with unknown materials at the same time under the same roof, process hundreds of different precision movement parts, make complex mobile phones and dials, and then assemble all these parts into a watch. After all, a watch like the RM50-02 worth US$1,050,000 will not fall from the sky—on the contrary, there are many specialized suppliers and facilities that need to be involved.

Richard Mille cooperated with Vaucher Manufacture to develop relatively simple movements, such as ultra-thin movements, annual calendar chronographs, etc.; and together with Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi to study complex movements with novel and complicated functions. For the watch case and some other components, they mainly rely on their own, only a few years old, the most advanced case manufacturing facility called ProArt in Les Breuleux, and the final assembly of the watch is mainly completed within a few minutes’ drive. From ProArt, at Richard Mille headquarters.

One of my key messages for visiting these places is their immediate and universally obvious “anything is possible” method. Anywhere I have seen, I have seen energetic (usually very young) engineers programming brand new machines and working on the development of new materials and high-tech composite materials (such as NTPT carbon, the subject of this review) The materials used, but more about this content) under). In other departments, they are working on reassembling super-complex movements with movements that seem to be perfectly calculated. All of this makes things so simple that I have to remind myself how they don’t mill simple steel cases or repair basic ETA movements. They make it look simple,

In order to find the missing puzzle, I will ask you to briefly endure mediocrity, because I am trying to illustrate my point: There are many people in the world who can and are willing to pay almost any amount of money they like and can appreciate. The real question is not whether there are enough of these people—because there are—but how do modern brands connect with them and convince them that their specific products are so valuable?

What these people really worry about is not to waste X or 100 times the money on something, but to be humiliated among their peers by paying for something that does not meet their expectations. Compared with the products of other competing brands, it proved to be inferior in a short period of time. Their cars, boats, helicopters, etc. must be the fastest. If they pay only for not delivering as expected, then the failed brand will soon close the shop. Some brands have failed to continue to promote their design and engineering design-today they are nowhere to be found. Therefore, the real challenge for best Richard Mille is to constantly push his limits through the use of new materials and continuously improve their designs. In short, never stop amazed by their customers.

In the parallel world of high-priced, well-designed supercars, the car manufacturer McLaren has perfectly achieved this hybrid-and, given their extremely similar positions and technologies, for some time, I have always thought that Richard Miller is the McLaren of watch brands. McLaren actually only recently started to build its own road car series, and had to beat the auto industry giants like Richard Mille did in the watch industry—their secrets of success are the same.

The two companies are able to cater to these customers so effectively because the number of designs they can immediately recognize is extremely limited, and they continue to use the latest technology to improve and upgrade them. This allows them to offer bold new options to those super rich, who are totally tired of getting another boring thing from the big names at this point, but are looking for the ultimate toy. They want it to be the lightest, fastest, and yes, also the most expensive-and they want it to be recognized immediately, at least in their own circles.

This is the secret they must follow: there are not dozens of different Richard Mille or McLaren designs, but only one trademark appearance, and these appearances will be tirelessly updated and improved with the latest technology.

Considering a brief introduction to its origins (not so), let’s see how all this translates into the subject of this review: Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa Black Night NTPT watch. The RM 011 is without a doubt the most well-known and most successful model produced by Richard Mille to date. Its tonneau-shaped case uses an earless design, with 12 5-node screws on the bezel, plus curved sides and a clearly arched case outline… This bag is the appearance of Richard Mille.

Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa has been a friend of the brand for more than a decade, and his name has become part of every RM 011 model. He even wore a Richard Mille watch on his wrist during the race-look at the picture above. He crawled out of the wreckage after an unfortunate racing accident at the Canadian Grand Prix a few years ago. Here, we want to say that from the beginning of the 2016 season and lasting for at least 10 years, Richard Mille has established a formal partnership with the McLaren Formula One team.

Now, although as a fan of Formula One, I admire Massa’s famous sportsmanship and driving skills, I am happy to find that this special version of RM 011 does not spell out his name completely on the dial. Just salute him in a special way. In an almost unobtrusive way, by placing his initials in the model number, it is displayed directly below the 8 o’clock index. Although certainly not everyone will have this opinion, but I personally prefer to only see the name of the watchmaker/brand on the dial, and no one else.

However, the more attractive part of the name is the “NTPT” bit, because it refers to the special material of the Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa Black Night NTPT case. While visiting RM’s so-called ProArt watch case maker, I could see with my own eyes how this unusual material ended up being one of Richard Mille’s barrel-shaped watch cases. The base material was developed by the company of the same name, NTPT, for the masts of racing sailboats-so it is not surprising that the material is very strong and very light.

This is largely due to its layered structure consisting of hundreds of layers of carbon fibers, which are fixed in a solid, thanks to some epoxy resin and a few laps in the oven that expose the substrate to some hell Normal temperature. But would you use your Richard Mille to repair the mast on your sailboat? Probably not, so we will look at how this material actually feels when it is used not for boat parts but for ultra-expensive timepieces.

Even for the untrained eye, the first thing that is noticeable is the very unusual surface. When the milling machine cuts hundreds of almost invisible layers of the case, due to the angle at which the machine cuts it, the material shows some charming and unique patterns in all cases, strongly reminiscent of seeing on the surface of wood Of those. When touched, NTPT feels warm, and under strong magnification, you can see its carbon-based fine fibers. It is always very smooth.

Although the rectangular cutouts on the upper part of the strap look cool, they have proved to be very practical as they do allow quite a bit of ventilation and prevent my wrist from sweating under the rubber strap fit. There is no doubt that Richard Mille offers this type of strap in a variety of colors-this may make buyers want a quick strap release system that allows them to easily switch between straps without having to use Special screwdriver.

So, what can Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa Black Night NTPT provide for those who seek the ultimate experience in modern brands that have been pursuing the limits of design and technology? This NTPT iteration is an unexpected-in other words, novel-development of the established RM 011 series. It uses a fascinating new material that is very light, has some unique aesthetic properties, and should prove to be very durable in the long run. It is matched with the common attributes of Richard Mille watches: complex movement, excellent wearing comfort, limited edition.

Corum Golden Bridge self-winding titanium: the legend continues

People who have experienced history may be able to tell history better, and those who have witnessed or experienced history are better able to make their own opinions. Since I am still a spring chicken and have not personally experienced the history behind this work today, I will avoid quoting others about the origin of one of my favorite works: replica Corum Golden Bridge.

Instead, I will start with my own history, why I found blood related to this piece, why I think it was created, and why I think this watch is so popular.

Before I realized that I liked watches, I was sure that I liked mechanical things and was in awe of the many mechanical devices and devices I saw when I was young. This includes robots, engines, and industrial equipment, all the way to the neat little hinges or clever tools that my father saw in the garage.

Basically, I am curious how things work. I know I have said a lot before, but it is worth repeating, because to this day, it is still the driving force of almost all my passions.

Once I realized watches and the amazing miracles they contained, I felt that some things looked familiar. I can never be sure that other people I know even have a partial understanding of the subject or the mechanics that I was exposed to when I was a child, but I think I have seen some of the watches I started to learn before.

One of them happens to be one of my favorites, Corum Golden Bridge.

Perfect replica watch exhibitionism

For me, Corum Golden Bridge is a model of perfect watch expressionism. Over the years, many hollow watches have appeared, and recently there has been a revival of exposed movements and characteristic mechanical devices. I personally think this helps remind people that mechanical watches are very incredible, at least for laymen, it seems impossible to create.

Among all the watches that praise the advantages of mechanical movements, no one is as simple, clean or straightforward as Golden Bridge.

In a hollow watch, the wearer can try to follow the path of power from the mainspring to the hairspring, and if lucky, they may be able to infer how it works.

But with the linear arrangement invented by Vincent Calabrese, it is almost impossible not to understand how it works. If I think back to my earliest watch adventures, this movement helped me first understand the mechanics, long before I became a full-fledged WIS (Watch Idiot Savant, in other words, a watch geek).

Vincent Calabrese’s Pen of Genius

Here, I also want to put forward my own theory that after the early days of the quartz crisis, Jinqiao was at least to a certain extent responsible for the continued enthusiasm of mechanical watches.

It was invented by Calabrese in 1977 and first sold from Corum in 1980. The Golden Bridge came just in time. It shows the beauty of machinery to watch enthusiasts and technology enthusiasts. They are worthy of careful study, rather than being abandoned by the latest electronic technology.

Now, after more than 30 years of production of Golden Bridge, it has got some very good upgrades. The Golden Bridge Automatic Titanium is the latest model of this model and (arguably) the best example. I admit that Golden Bridge Dragon is also shocking, but I still prefer the mechanism in the Automatic Titanium model.

My favorite feature

Let’s start with a feature that I didn’t notice before it was pointed out. It is now one of my favorite elements, even if it happens to be a static component: the back.

Wait, wait, let me explain. Normally, unless it is… well, I have never been crazy because of a case. But this uses materials and optics to take advantage of it. I really appreciate this.

Of course, the bottom cover is mainly transparent sapphire crystal. Added to the inside of the crystal is very small red gold, with metalized stripes parallel to the movement of the bridge.

When viewing the movement from behind, these lines create texture and form a nice pattern that covers the linear weight and movement. In addition, since the main point of the Golden Bridge timepiece is to make the movement look like it is floating in the case, it will not obstruct your sight by covering up anything. Corum replica watches

Put the watch on your wrist and the story will change. Based on the proximity between the lines, and the fact that the light is now only coming from the front of the movement, the back case bottom cover looks almost opaque, and the furry wrists underneath are gone (my furry wrists are not there anyway).

As far as I know, this is because light cannot be reflected cleanly through the sapphire to the wrist (and due to the refraction of the back of the sapphire crystal) and is reflected again through the metal wire before being mainly scattered or absorbed.

Technologies like this have recently been used for electronic, privacy, and optical control, although I still don’t have much hands-on experience to deal with such simple and complex things at the same time.

Straight automatic winding

Now we continue to discuss bag-o-fun, which is a linear pendulum that provides power for automatic winding. That’s cool. Basically, the design and construction of the Golden Bridge movement has been begging for this function since its birth. Almost no other movement is suitable for it like the Calibre CO313.

The function consists of a platinum block weighing 4 grams, which is connected to a carriage that slides along a PTFE-coated steel rail. The carriage uses a beryllium copper sleeve to further reduce friction, and there is a rubber O-ring on the top of the rail to provide weight cushioning at each end of its one-centimeter stroke.

But most importantly, the bracket design includes a rack and pinion on one side, which converts linear motion into rotary motion and winds the watch. To prevent excessive winding and reduce complexity, winding only occurs in one direction, while the rack “slips” in the other direction. Similar to many rotor designs, in fact, just to match the straight line of the Golden Bridge.

Oh yes, Jinqiao, the reason we are all here. What can I say about a 37-year-old sport? Its simplicity is its main advantage; the linear layout of the gear train seems to be the perfect training tool, and I heard that it is actually used this way because it makes the most visual sense. best fake watches

Personally, I may never own the Golden Bridge. This new titanium watch is definitely the most wear-resistant for a person with a rough watch, but I can say this: In my opinion, the Golden Bridge is one of the most durable watches today. Seductive clock movement.

Many movements have extremely complex functions and amazing engineering designs. But sometimes what you really want is an absolutely clean and straightforward example of top sports.

I liken the Golden Bridge to a Porsche: an iconic design, perfect from the start, clean and simple, but not overly flamboyant like Lamborghini or Bugatti. The latter are two great cars, and I will ride in any of them at any time. But in the days when I just want to drive and enjoy simple driving pleasure, I will jump on the Porsche, with the golden bridge on my wrist. www.chrono4usale.co

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RM 07-01 colorful ceramics

Graphics and color capsule series with tradition as the core

Richard Mille’s undisputed female idol, the RM 07-01 series, will continue to cause a sensation in every iteration. The three new limited edition watches are made of technologically advanced ceramic materials, with shiny multi-material guilloche dials, reflecting the RM 07-01 series’ uncompromising attitude towards aesthetics and performance, combining the highest level of mechanical system Watches, movement engineering and decorative finishes.

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The three watches of the new RM 07-01 Colored Ceramics series are distinguished by new case colors and graphic dial elements, and are limited to 50 pieces. RM 07-01 Pastel Blue, RM 07-01 Pastel Pink and RM 07-01 Pastel Lavender are lenses of pure summer delight, housed in a ceramic case and driven by an automatic CRMA2 internal movement. The segmented central dial is assembled from ceramic inserts and rubber with geometric patterns-this is the first guillochage handmade by Richard Mille.

Guillochage is a decorative craft that originated in the 16th century. The dial guillochage, in its most authentic form, consists of independent repeating lines cut by a manual lathe, which intersect and overlap to form a graphic pattern. Practitioners of this art, known as guillocheurs, can train for decades before they are considered masters of their craftsmanship.

Seen in classic style watches today, creation and development director Cécile Guenat considers integrating it into Richard Mille watches, but it has a unique freshness. Therefore, in a typical Richard Mille fashion, the RM 07-01 colored ceramic watch adopts this centuries-old technology and applies it in a creative way, demonstrating the brand’s ability to subvert established concepts.

The rhodium-plated red gold dial element in the center of each RM 07-01 is part of a larger pattern. This pattern is partly plant-based, has six protrusions, part is sunburst, part is Art Deco style, all are Richard Mille. Their lines are neatly aligned with the floating hour markers on the micro-blasted titanium flange. Surrounding the guilloché dial part and strengthening the theme of fusion of modernity and tradition, geometrical ceramic and rubber elements are perfectly matched with the ceramic case and the two-tone rubber strap.

The RM 07-01 colored ceramic series has three color variations-TZP pink ceramic with sky blue lilac rubber strap, TZP lavender ceramic with coral orange rubber strap, and TZP blue ceramic with olive rubber strap. When deciding on the colors and textures of these new models, Cécile Guenat and her team studied multiple versions before reaching these final configurations. “My inspiration comes from the Art Deco style buildings you see in Miami. These soft colors and bold patterns are so unique and convey such an amazing atmosphere and attitude.”

The use of the new colored ceramics in the larger RM 07-01 watch series is above all playful and vibrant, but based on its superior performance as a watch case material. Due to its zirconia composition and sintering manufacturing process, TZP ceramics are lightweight, hypoallergenic, durable and almost scratch-resistant. This level of performance is perfectly matched with the internal self-winding movement CRMA2, which is made of micro-sprayed and plasma-treated titanium and draws power from a 5N red gold variable geometry rotor to keep the watch always on the best winding. state. Coupled with the bright energy of the two-tone rubber strap and the handmade luster of the gold guilloche dial, the ceramic case of the new RM 07-01 constitutes the three most delightful Richard Mille watches.

Corum Golden Bridge Automatic 10th Anniversary Edition

Ten years ago, Golden Bridge replica was equipped with an automatic movement; today, four black DLC-coated titanium special editions mark this moment.

I think most watch enthusiasts would agree that the fascinating linear movement Golden Bridge installed in the transparent case of Corum has an iconic position in the pantheon of innovative movement design. Golden Bridge launched a manual winding movement in 1980 and was equipped with an automatic winding movement in 2011. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the automatic winding of the Golden Bridge, Kunlun launched four new titanium cases and a single sapphire crystal glass extending from the dial to the sides of the case with ample observation space.

Golden bridge
We would like to thank the Italian watchmaker Vincent Calabrese for the ingenious linear movement installed on the vertical axis, which is the core and soul of the Golden Bridge watch. Calabrese hoped that his original movement design would be the star of the show, and launched his prototype at the 1977 Geneva International Inventors’ Show. Kunlun soon discovered the potential of Calabrese’s innovative movement, purchased the patent and invited Calabrese to develop the movement for the brand. Three years later, during the 1980 Basel Expo, the first Kunlun Golden Bridge equipped with gold movement components was launched.

The vertical bars with three overlapping golden bridges are only attached to the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions of the case. The movement suspended in mid-air is exposed on both sides in a revolutionary rectangular glass case. Many people believe that Golden Bridge is the forerunner of a large number of sapphire cases on the market today. Since then, the Golden Bridge has appeared in many forms, including the 2010 Tourbillon model, the ladies’ model with a compact case, the luxurious diamond-encrusted watch, and even the Golden Bridge model with a round case. 31 years after its debut, the Golden Bridge is equipped with a self-winding movement, the same movement as these four 10th anniversary models.

10th Anniversary Collection
All four models are installed in a black DLC grade 5 titanium tonneau-shaped case (a combination of red gold, polished titanium and diamonds), and the size is slightly larger than the current series. However, the case with a diameter of 37.2 mm, a length of 51.8 mm, and a thickness of 13.7 mm is made of black DLC titanium, which does make them look slightly smaller than the recommended size. Another novelty is the incorporation of a sapphire, which extends from the crystal on the dial to the side of the watch, providing a panoramic view of the movement. The back of the case is also made of sapphire, but with a smoky technique to create a more modern appearance.

Corum fake launched four models: black DLC titanium; black DLC titanium and 18k rose gold; black DLC titanium and 18k rose gold with diamonds; black DLC titanium and polished titanium with diamonds. The splints and splints of the movement are made of 18k white gold or rose gold. The hour markers-black electroplated and rhodium-plated or gold depending on the model-are manually set on the floating black strap system connected to the base of the movement. The discreet black rails supporting the hour markers create the illusion that they are floating in space. The rod-shaped hour and minute hands are hollowed out to consolidate the ethereal spirit of the Golden Bridge.

Automatic movement C0313
Over four years, the automatic movement specially designed for the Golden Bridge relies on a clever platinum oscillating weight that can slide up and down (visible from both sides of the case). The caliber C0313 is the same as the caliber used in the first automatic golden bridge in 2011. All 194 parts of the movement are arranged in a line, and the main bridge and bridge are made of 18k gold. The small barrel can store a 40-hour power reserve. The movement is equipped with a variable inertia balance wheel with a vibration frequency of 4Hz/28,800vph.

All four models are equipped with a soft-touch alligator strap and triple folding clasp. Although the brand is keen to promote these newcomers as “entry-level” Golden Bridge models. Black DLC titanium models; black DLC titanium and rose gold; black DLC and rose gold with diamonds; and black DLC titanium with polished titanium and diamonds. fake watches uk

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – CORUM GOLDEN BRIDGE AUTOMATIC

Case: 37.2mm diameter x 51.8mm length x 13.7mm height – 4 models: black DLC titanium; black DLC titanium and rose gold; black DLC and rose gold with 72 diamonds; black DLC titanium with polished titanium and 72 diamonds – sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment extending from dial to sides of case- smoked sapphire crystal on caseback – 30m water-resistance – crown at 6 o’clock in matching case material

Dial: applied indices on harness system – skeletonised baton-shaped hour and minute hands

Movement: Corum calibre CO 313 – linear automatic with bridges and mainplates in 18k gold – 194 parts – platinum oscillating mass – 40h power reserve – 28,800vph/4Hz – hours and minutes

Strap: black alligator leather – triple folding clasp same material as case

References: B313/04278 – 313.200.95/0F01 HS10 black DLC titanium

B313/04279 – 313.200.86/0F01 HS15 black DLC titanium and rose gold

B313/04280 – 313.200.77/0F01 HS15 black DLC titanium, rose gold and diamonds

B313/04281 – 313.200.87/0F01 HS10 black DLC titanium, polished titanium and diamonds