Richard Mille RM 50-03 – F1 technology meets watchmaking

We all know fake Richard Mille is a great watch maker – the unique case shape is probably one of the most recognizable in the entire watch industry.

When we talk about collectible and rare watches at The Collectors Circle, we definitely have to talk about Richard Mille’s RM 50-03 McLaren F1, as the luxury brand brings the perfection of watchmaking to life with this masterpiece.

Technological innovation and the constant quest for perfection and progress are the common denominators that connect McLaren and Richard Mille, which is why the two companies have teamed up to create the lightest mechanical chronograph ever built.

Created in collaboration with Formula 1 designers and engineers, the Richard Mille movement is a technological masterpiece with extraordinary mechanical power. The movement weighs only 7 grams and combines a tourbillon with a split-seconds chronograph. Including the wristband, the entire watch weighs less than 40 grams – no kidding! This is all thanks to F1 technology and the use of materials such as grade 5 titanium, carbon TPT and Graph TPT. With the infusion of these materials, Richard Mille entered a new level in watchmaking and was a pioneer in the use of raw materials other than gold, steel or platinum.

For example, Graph TPT is 6 times lighter than steel but 200 times more durable.

With RM 50-30, the brand elevates timekeeping to the highest technical art form. Well done Richard Miller! Collectors Circle expresses its gratitude for being a pioneer in the watch industry.

Hands On: Richard Mille RM50-03 McLaren F1

As the name suggests, this is a fairly complicated watch and it won’t be quick to explain.

What’s the deal with McLaren? What about F1? What does a second chronograph mean? What about the tourbillon?

We’ll take a quick look at the brand, then dive into the 50-03 to see what it’s like to wear a 38-gram watch (yes, you read that right: not pounds, not ounces, grams! Includes strap, lessons).

It’s easy to spot Richard Mille timepieces, and the tonneau case has always been a favorite of the brand and an exotic material. The first model was launched in 2001.

The brand’s goal is clear: to bring aero and F1 car performance in a watch. So, we understand why Mr. Miller decided to work with McLaren and the automotive world.

The first feeling of wearing it is “wow”.

The tonneau case gives a sturdy and heavy look, and we expected it to be heavy and annoying on the wrist. This watch is just the opposite: in addition to being incredibly comfortable, it’s like not wearing it at all.

You will be amazed when you wear such a lightweight Richard Mille for the first time.

Collectors around the world are debating the “weight factor”. Some people like to wear a fake watches for sale on their wrist and will be annoyed by such a light watch.

The first element that grabs our attention is the orange strap. It might seem trivial to start with the details of the strap, but we are ItalianWatchSpotter.

Not only the color, but also the ultra-light nylon without the buckle. Yes, the strap is elastic and doesn’t need to be opened, you just stretch it a bit and let it slide from your hand to your wrist.

There you have it, you’re wearing the world’s lightest split chronograph.

Now let’s move to the case

This material can only be innovative, Graph TPT®, an evolution of the classic Carbon TPT® infused with graphene. This nanomaterial has amazing properties: 6 times lighter than steel, but 200 times harder. The housing is made from 30 micron (0.03 mm) sheets that are glued and crossed together, then cut to final shape.

It measures 44.50mm x 49.65mm and measures 16.10mm thick. 1.5cm certainly doesn’t make this watch slim, but it’s not annoying.

The side pushrods are hollow, reminiscent of McLaren’s air intake design and aerodynamics.

The RM50-03 features a hand-wound tourbillon split-seconds chronograph with hour and 30-minute recorders, as well as power reserve, torque and function indicators.

This is a world record movement: weighing only 7 grams, it can handle up to 5000 grams.

Skeleton watches have always been attractive, but legibility isn’t always easy and quick. The red tones of the hour and minute hands are easy to distinguish. The minute hand of the chronograph is thinner and the hands are yellow and red.

At the 12 o’clock position, we can see two indicators, which may look the same at first glance. These functions are all related to movement operation: power reserve and torque indicator. On the left we find a small coloured arch from 70 to 10 showing how much power is left, while on the right we have the torque indicator showing the tension of the spring in the barrel. This is Richard Mille’s remarkable complication since its first release in 2001: the RM001.

For us, the best are details that are imperceptible to the untrained eye. They are our mission.
A function indicator might be of little use, but it comes in handy in such a complicated watch.

It’s easy to explain: there are three letters, WNH. A small arrow shows one of them, telling us where the crown is.

“W” for winding, “N” for neutral (when wearing the watch), and “H” for hand setting.

After the details, our favorite is the possibility of customizing the watch, and Richard Mille has us (partially) satisfied. The 50-03 was born with the red crown and details, but this is only a prototype. To connect more with McLaren, the final version is orange.

The only remaining customization is the strap, which is available in nylon (black or orange) or rubber (black only).

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Movement: Automatic
Caliber: TMI (Seiko) NH70, In-house
Power reserve: 40 hours
Yeat: 2022

Dial color: Artistic Dial, Red

Case material: Black PVD, Stainless Steel

Strap material: Leather, Textile
Strap color: Red
Buckle type: Pin


Special Features
Water resistance 30m/3 bar

New: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the fake Royal Oak, the Swiss haute horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is pleased to present the latest generation of the 39mm Royal Oak “Jumbo” ultra-thin watch (ref. 16202), which is equipped with the Manufacture’s new self-winding ultra-thin Movement, Calibre 7121. The collection includes four models in stainless steel, platinum, and 18-karat rose and yellow gold, materials that have played a major role in transforming the Royal Oak into an iconic collection. These four timepieces also feature a Royal Oak “50 Years” oscillating weight that matches the tone of the case. The new “Jumbo” watch pays homage to 50 years of Royal Oak’s design innovation with its refined contrasts, materials, colours and dial animations.

The new Royal Oak “Jumbo” ultra-thin model (ref. 16202) features the new self-winding movement Calibre 7121 and a range of dial designs, while paying homage to the aesthetics of the original watch.

Caliber 7121
contemporary history

For the first time since 1972, the ultra-thin Royal Oak “Jumbo” features the new self-winding hours, minutes and date movement, Calibre 7121, which marks the debut of the new “Jumbo” reference 16202. This mechanism replaces the Calibre 2121, first introduced on the Royal Oak in 1972, the thinnest automatic movement with a central rotor and date display (3.05mm), and it will be retired at the end of 2021. The new movement is 3.2mm thick and has been specially designed and produced by Audemars Piguet engineers and watchmakers to fit the ultra-thin 8.1mm “Jumbo” case without altering its aesthetics and thickness. In addition, the drive lever is now equipped with a quick date corrector.

The birth of the new Calibre 7121 took five years of development, and thanks to a completely new structure, it has more power than its predecessor. Its larger barrel gives it more power, making it more precise over longer periods of time. It also features a modern central oscillating weight mounted on ball bearings, which utilizes two reversers developed in-house to ensure bidirectional winding. Its balance wheel is fitted with inertia blocks that have been inserted directly into the balance wheel to avoid unnecessary friction. Additionally, the Calibre 7121 features a patented, ultra-thin, low-energy date setting mechanism.

In keeping with the tradition of fine watchmaking, the Calibre 7121 features refined Haute Horlogerie decorations such as “Côtes de Genève”, “tire signatures” and circular graining, which can be admired through the watch’s sapphire caseback.

The new Royal Oak “Jumbo” ultra-thin watch features a dedicated anniversary skeleton oscillating weight in 22-karat gold, engraved with the “50 Years” logo and engraved with Audemars Piguet’s signature. To do this, the oscillating weight is matched to the colour of each case – a practice usually reserved for complicated timepieces. Similar to the case, the oscillating weight is alternately satin-finished and polished-chamfered.

The “50 Years” oscillating weight will be installed on the Royal Oak Anniversary models throughout 2022.

A tribute to the original watch
The stainless steel “Jumbo” version retains the aesthetics of the original Royal Oak from 1972. The stainless steel case and bracelet are hand-brushed and polished and chamfered to complement the watch’s signature Petite Tapisserie dial and Bleu Nuit Nuage 50 (“Night Blue, Cloud 50”) hue. fake watch uk

The dial’s Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50 colour was originally developed by Geneva-based dial maker Stern Frères. The blue hue is obtained by dipping each dial into an electroplating bath. While the recipe of the mix is ​​important, both duration and temperature are critical. If the craftsman removes the dial too early, it will turn purple, and if it is removed too late, it will turn black. Then apply a thin layer of varnish and a few drops of black (n°50) to the dial to protect it. The term “nuage” refers to the clouding effect of black droplets entering a protective liquid varnish. Today, the Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50 shade is achieved in-house by PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) to ensure a more even color across the range.

Similar to the 1972 Royal Oak, this new “Jumbo” model retains the original baignoire or “bathtub”-shaped indexes and hands, allowing a luminescent material to be injected for optimum legibility. The dial also retains the polished gold-plated AP monogram at 6 o’clock and the words “AUDEMARS PIGUET AUTOMATIC” printed at 12 o’clock. The “SWISS MADE” indicator that replaced “SWISS” around the mid-1980s is still at 6 o’clock, with SWISS and MADE on both sides of the hour markers to balance the dial.

Unlike the original, however, the sapphire caseback allows you to see the new ultra-thin movement and dedicated anniversary oscillating weight, here in rhodium-coloured 22-karat rose gold to match the colour of the watch’s steel case and bracelet. echo.

pink gold and gold
The new “Jumbo” collection includes both rose and yellow gold models, both featuring the trademark Petite Tapisserie dial in a new smoky tone. The 18-karat rose gold model contrasts with a smoky grey tone, while the 18-karat yellow gold model features a smoky gold tone. The colour of the two dials is obtained by means of an electroplating bath. The smoky effect is achieved by the careful application of coloured varnishes around the perimeter of the rotating dial, further enhancing the shimmering ripple effect of the Tapisserie.

The Petite Tapisserie pattern is achieved through a complex manufacturing process based on a rare technique that is no longer taught in watch schools. It consists of hundreds of small truncated pyramids with square bases, engraved by an old guilloche copier on the thin metal plate of the dial, reproducing the pattern of the matrix. Tens of thousands of diamond shapes, whose four inner faces reflect light, are simultaneously cut into thin grooves that separate the squares in a seamless weave, creating the appearance of a tapestry. This process requires extreme dexterity and precision. Audemars Piguet fake

Original Royal Oak’s Petite Tapisserie was originally created and produced by Stern Frères, which ceased activity in 2016. At the same time, Audemars Piguet began to develop processes and technologies in-house after acquiring old guilloche copiers. In 2010, the first self-produced Petite Tapisserie dial came out of the Manufacture’s new dedicated workshop. Today, the guilloche dials of the “Jumbo” models are produced entirely in this workshop.

Both new timepieces feature matching gold hour-markers, Royal Oak hands and AP monogram – all given the original Royal Oak aesthetic. In addition, the corresponding 22-karat pink gold or yellow gold anniversary rotor can be admired through the sapphire caseback.

The first Royal Oak made entirely of gold was launched in 1977 in the Womenswear Royal Oak (ref. 8638) collection in response to growing market demand. A few months later, the Royal Oak “Jumbo” (No. 5402BA) and the so-called 35mm “Royal Oak III” (No. 4100BA) also received gold versions. Less common at the time, rose gold appeared in the Royal Oak collection in the mid-1980s before joining the “Jumbo” collection in 2006, number 15202. These two precious materials are now widely used in the Royal Oak collection.

950 Platinum
Created exclusively for AP Houses, this elegant timepiece features a handcrafted 950 platinum case and bracelet that contrasts with a smoky green dial with a sunburst pattern on the bottom. Launched last year, the auspicious combination won the prize for best “iconic” timepiece at the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in November 2021. The vivid green hue is achieved by adding green pigment to the protective lacquer of the dial. The smoked effect on the periphery of the dial accentuates the intensity of the color while giving it more depth.

The dial is embellished with the traditional “Jumbo” applied hour-markers, the AP monogram at 6 o’clock and the baignoire-shaped Royal Oak hands, all in white gold. They are echoed by the dedicated anniversary oscillating weight in rhodium-coloured 22-karat rose gold, visible through the sapphire caseback.

Platinum first appeared in the Royal Oak collection in the 1980s with the introduction of gold and white gold. In 1992, the first Royal Oak “Jumbo” platinum limited edition came out to celebrate the watch’s 20th anniversary. Anniversary and foundation of Audemars Piguet. Auctioned in support of the Foundation, the one-of-a-kind 39mm Royal Oak Foundation Timepiece (Ref. 14811) includes a dial featuring a model of a gold oak tree depicted by an engraver, echoing the Foundation’s mission to protect forests around the world. Other platinum limited editions followed, such as the 39mm Royal Oak Jubilee (Ref. 14802) added in 1995 with a 20-piece platinum limited edition. Over the years, these very small collections have provided manufacturers with a unique expression of the field, exhibiting a wide variety of dial designs.

The latest 2022 Royal Oak “Jumbo” Ultra-Thin Platinum Watch represents one of the rare 39mm models available today, made from this precious material, that has entered the Royal Oak Core Collection.

Porsche Design Time Code Table “911 GT3 Tour Set” Edition

Special watches of Porsche 911 GT3 with a patrol package.

There are very few cars and Porsche 911 have such a powerful followers. It is one of the classic dreams of most gasoline, especially when considering cars such as Porsche 911 GT3, the preferred choice of pureists. Added a factor of high performance package, making Porsche 911 even better than it, Porsche is already mastered, you can imagine the excitement of car enthusiasts (like me!). In order to launch a new “tourism” version of 911 GT3, Porsche design created a special watch; Porsche design chronograph 911 GT3 travel package.

The combination of 911 and GT3 can be traced back to 996 for Porsche 911, but the time sequence dates back to the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera Rupee. It shows a relatively peeled ampere performance variation as most irons and pure versions of one of the iconic sports cars. It has naturally inhaled flat 6 engines and a series of technologies, including impressive aerial suits. However, the patrol package makes the “standard” GT3 large-scale rear wing left from the equation that facilitates the automatic extension of the automatic extension.

In order to celebrate the launch of Porsche 911 GT3 through the travel suit, Porsche design fake created a matching custom watch. Of course, you can customize your own Porsche design table 911 with the help of the online configurator, which allows you to choose genuine Porsche 911 paint and leather, and round rotors that meet your car. Porsche Design Table 911 GT3 Travel Package is only available for car owners, and you can choose to further customize adjustment.

There is no change in technical aspects; update is purely visual. Glass-beads natural titanium cases have arterial scale on the border. Metal agate gray color is similar to coatings on the car. The outer ring on the dial is black. The maximum contrast, the timing code table is yellow to match the REV counter in the car instrument cluster; the other hand is white. The matte black dial is completed in the white and yellow minute tracks of 6 and 12 o’clock, the embedded timer counter, and 9 o’clock running indicator. Finally, the date window is located at 4 o’clock. replica watches uk

Special sports, Porsche design caliber WERK 01.200 is the same as other Porsche design chronographs 911 watches, in addition to the rotor, can be visible through sapphire crystal waste. The anti-excited timing chronograph is based on the test and test Valjoux 7750 automatic timeline table with COSC timer authentication. However, the Porsche design specification was modified in technology and aesthetics. Car customers can choose six different rotor colors to match the wheels of their car. You can select more custom options by online configuitors (up to 1500,000 different combinations).

Porsche Design Timetry Table 911 GT3 Travel Package is exclusive offer for car owners.


Case: 42mm diameter x 14,6mm height – glass bead-blasted natural titanium case – fixed bezel with tachymeter scale in metallic agate-grey colour – sapphire crystal with AR coating on both sides – knurled screw-down crown – 50m water-resistance

Dial: matte black dial with black peripheral ring – 6-9-12 chronograph layout with white and yellow hands – luminous material – GT3 style running indicator – white and yellow minutes track – date window

Movement: Porsche Design Caliber WERK 01.200 – proprietary – COSC-certified automatic flyback chronograph – 25 jewels – 30mm x 7.9mm height – 28,800vph – 48h power reserve – wheel-shaped rotor in 6 different styles – hours, minutes, running seconds, chronograph with flyback, date

Strap: GT3 embossed leather strap in black, with titanium triple folding clasp