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Richard Mille, nuova collezione orologi 2013

April 30, 2013 Leave a comment

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Conosciuta in tutto il mondo per via del primo segnatempo prodotto, l’intramontabile Tourbillon RM 001, la maison Richard Mille dal 2001 ad oggi è stata in grado di attirare l’attenzione dei più esigenti appassionati di alta orologeria.
E così, dopo una pausa di alcuni anni, Richard Mille torna a stupire con la sua nuova collezione di orologi per l’anno 2013, presentando il suo nuovo catalogo composto da circa 50 modelli.
Nella collezione 2013 di Richard Mille, oltre a degli orologi completamente rivisitati troviamo anche delle nuove sigle; gli orologi della serie RM11, ad esempio, sono stati ribattezzati con i nomi RM 11-01, 11-02 e via dicendo, mentre quelli della serie RM 056, sono stati ribattezzati come RM 56-01, 56-02 e via dicendo.

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Richard Mille RM 026 Tourbillon, timepiece in limited edition

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Tonneau case – Limited edition: 15 unique pieces, 18k white gold gem-set case.
Caliber RM026 – Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes and power reserve, inspired by the RM 019.
Dimensions – 45 mm x 39.70 mm x 12,60 mm.
Main features
(Many of which are major technical innovations)
Power reserve
Circa 48 hours. This function is displayed using a newly designed differential power reserve system, with a printed red line on a moving disc located between 10 and 11 o’clock.
Movement
Two creatures adorn its precious movement, writhing and searching within the tourbillon movement, whilst simultaneously holding the precious tourbillon movement in place.
We can admire a ruby & diamond encrusted 18k white gold snake and an emerald & diamond encrusted 18k white gold snake with red coral tongue. But there are several other versions available of these coupled snakes, such as precious stones encrusted or semi-precious stones encrusted, or engraved stones, and even enameled bodies.
Each model is an unique piece.
It took many hours and extremely precise work to engrave by hand the scales of these two exceptional jewellery pieces.
Serpents in mythology have complex roles that can be either good or evil. In connection with the positive properties of Black Onyx they however take on a protective role, representing the potent guardians of temples and other sacred places. Thus, they are natural guardians of treasures or sacred sites that are intimate and require protection.
Black onyx baseplate
Onyx is a variety of cryptocrystalline quartz chalcedony composed of silicium dioxide, (SiO2). The rectilinear black and white parallel stripes version is part of the agate types. The fully black type is called Black Onyx, and is said to be able to deflect harmful energy down to the earth, while providing stability. For this reason, Black Onyx is considered as a charm-stone against spells. Black Onyx also symbolizes equilibrium and inspiration.
Bridges made of titanium
These components in grade 5 titanium with black PVD treatment. This provides the whole assembly great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.
Variable inertia, free sprung balance
The free-sprung balance provides better reliability in the event of shocks, movement assembly and disassembly. It also guarantees better chronometric results over an extended period of time.
Ceramic endstone for the tourbillon cage
This reflects a technical and long-term view towards the elimination of wear phenomena, resulting in improved technical tribology.
Torque limiting crown
This additional security system prevents from accidental overwinding, which could cause damage to the winding stem or putting extreme pressure on the mainspring barrel. The crown is set with precious stones or semi-precious stones depending on the version.
Barrel pawl with progressive recoil
This device permits a profitable winding gain (circa 20 %), especially during the winding start. It is also helpful in the distribution of the mainspring’s internal tension.
Other features
Movement dimensions – 30.20 mm x 28.60 mm.
Thickness – 4.97 mm.
Tourbillon diameter – 12.30 mm.
Balance wheel diameter – 9.12 mm.
Number of jewels – 21.
Balance – Glucydur, 2 arms, 4 setting screws, inertia moment 10 mg.cm2, angle of lift 53º.
Frequency – 21,600 vph (3 Hz).
Balance spring – Elinvar by NIVAROX.
Shock protection – KIF Elastor KE 160 B28.
Stone setting in white gold.
Barrel shaft in nickel-free chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S) with the following characteristics: stainless- antimagnetic- suitable for tempering.
Case
In the world of horology, the case of Richard Mille watches is currently considered as the most difficult to manufacture. This tripartite tonneau-shaped case is fully curved, which enables the watch to be ergonomic and comfortable but is time consuming during its production and requires a high level of quality control. These front and back curves are part of the Richard Mille watch case regardless of their shapes (tonneau, round, rectangular). They demand ultimate precision and no stress in the metal. The bezel side and the case back have to be perfectly assembled in the case middle with no constraints, to prevent the sapphires from any damage. These manufacturing specifications required one year of research and development.
The specific tonneau shape of the RM 026 requires 47 stamping operations including 21 for the forming. Tooling takes 4 hours and the RM 026 is obtained after 255 milling operations. The finishing process requires a full day for grinding, glazing and polishing.
The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 12 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.
On certain models of the RM 026, the bezel, middle case and back are set with precious stones following the harmony of the two coupled snakes embracing the movement.
Interior flanges
Upper flange in black carbon fiber, with the hours index set with diamonds. Lower flange in black carbon fiber. with the minutes index in white color.
Crystal
Bezel side – In sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (both sides). Thickness – 1.20 mm.
Case back – In sapphire with anti-glare treatment (both sides). Thickness – At the center 1 mm and outer edges 1.73 mm.
Finishing
Movement
Anglage and polishing by hand (excluding Onyx and black treated parts).
Locking sections hand polished.
Sapphire blasted milled sections.
Lapped and polished contact points.
Burnished pivots.
PVD treatment (excluding Onyx).
Steel parts
Sapphire blasted surfaces.
Satin finished surfaces.
Anglage and polishing by hand.
Burnished sections.
Gear wheels
Concave chamfering with a diamond tool.
Circular finished faces.
Surface treatment or rhodium-plating (before cutting the teeth).
Minimum correction applied to the wheels in order to preserve geometry and performance.
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Richard Mille RM 56 Felipe Massa, alta orologeria in edizione limitata

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Richard Mille RM 56 Felipe Massa è l’ultima opera di alta orologeria in edizione limitata prodotta da Richard Mille.
Si tratta di un cronografo davvero esclusivo che, attraverso il suo vetro zaffiro, mette in mostra il raffinato movimento manuale-wind tourbillon. L’orologio, come si può intuire dal suo nome, è dedicato al pilota della Ferrari Felipe Massa e ne esistono soltanto 5 esemplari, con un prezzo di ben 1,7 milioni dollari.
Solo per la lavorazione della cassa del nuovo Richard Mille RM 56 Felipe Massa, sono state impiegate più di mille ore, più 430 ore per l’assemblaggio ed oltre 350 ore per finire il movimento.
Per ora non sono state ancora fornite le caratteristiche tecniche complete di quest’orologio, ma si può dire a gran voce che sarà un pezzo di grande rilevanza nel mondo dell’alta orologeria.

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Richard Mille RM 055 JC Tourbillon, incanto memorabile

September 3, 2011 Leave a comment

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In occasione dell’asta di beneficenza Jackie Chan che si terrà il 14 settembre a Pechino, la prestigiosa casa d’alta orologeria Richard Mille è lieta di presentare un nuovo tourbillon pezzo unico, l’orologio RM 055 JC.
Richard Mille ha voluto presentare questa sua nuova creazione come un omaggio al leggendario Jackie Chan, sia per la loro profonda amicizia, sia perchè la causa dell’asta è molto cara anche all’azienda.
Questo pezzo unico è stato ideato direttamente da Mèlanie Treton-Monceyron, direttore artistico del marchio; fin dal suo primo progetto, il Richard Mille RM 055 JC è stato ispirato al logo dell’associazione Dragon’s Heart Foundation, che ha fatto da vero e proprio filo conduttore rispecchiando un forte valore simbolico. Il logo rosso, verde e blu che raffigura Jackie Chan mentre stringe la mano a due bambini, infatti, è stato posto sul cuore del movimento; la grafica, a dir poco poetica, vuole essere un segno di infanzia e amore, tutti valori vicini a Jackie. Sul quadrante, inoltre, è presente la scritta “Dragon’s Heart”, sia in inglese che in cinese.
Sul fondello è riportata la scritta “Fondazione Jackie Chan” con al centro impresso un drago, che rappresenta l’emblema della star delle arti marziali.
Il Richard Mille RM 055 JC si presenta, come prima citato, con un movimento tourbillon con ore, minuti, secondi, indicatore di coppia, selettore e indicatore della riserva di carica di circa 70 ore; il movimento è in nanofibra di carbonio, con una cassa da 48,18 mm di diametro, spessa 13,95 mm e lunga 39,70 mm.
Il ricavato di questo orologio, permetterà alla Dragon’s Heart Foundation di continuare le sue azioni benefiche a favore dei bambini bisognosi; l’associazione ha già costruito 20 istituti scolastici nel 2004.
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Richard Mille RM 017 Tourbillon Extra Flat, orologio straordinario

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Richard Mille is offering an extra flat watch, the RM 017 Tourbillon, with a manual wind in an extra flat rectangular case with modern elegant lines. Typifying the brand’s interest in constantly exploring new technical and aesthetic territory, the RM 017 Tourbillon makes its entry into the horological world with an immediate declaration of its unique personality which allies lifestyle with watch making of the highest order.
This highly complex piece has achieved the remarkable feat of combining the technical sophistication of a Richard Mille tourbillion movement with an ultra modern design, all enclosed in a case of a mere 8.7mm total thickness. Allying functionality with comfort and elegance, the RM 017 Tourbillon associates the best of Swiss watch making tradition with innovative and novel solutions, both in the choice of materials and the overall design of the watch.
Nothing has been left to chance in the design of the RM 017 Tourbillon. Each part has been carefully created so that it meets Richard Mille’s requirements in terms of rigidity, reliability and precision.
That’s why the movement plate is made out of grade 2 titanium with a black PVD coating, thus providing the assembly great rigidity and an excellent flatness of surface, essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train. The ceramic endstone for the tourbillon cage is another technical response to the phenomena of wear and the result of an in-depth study of friction and its effect on the longevity of the components. Always in search of optimal reliability, the RM 017 Tourbillon introduces a barrel pawl with progressive recoil, a system which avoids overtightening of the spring when winding and which removes any risk of knocking the escapement.
The RM 017 Tourbillon makes use once again of the function selector developed by Richard Mille based on a car’s gearbox. The selected mode – winding, neutral or handsetting – is displayed by a needle situated at 4 o’clock.
The marked technical character is set off by a hand polished finish. The case alone is evidence of the attention paid to the smallest detail in the manufacture of its three main components, bezel, case middle and back. Each unpolished case involves 202 separate machining operations. The RM 017 Tourbillon case is evidence of Richard Mille’s overall approach in which movement and case are developed together in total consistency, in order to ensure rigidity and optimal performance. A theme that is dear to the brand, all of whose watches, even the most complicated, can adapt to use in extreme conditions.
The RM 017 Tourbillon manages to associate an architectural design with total ergonomy and comfort. The strap, a perfect fit for the wrist, offers at the same time proportions that are innovative and perfectly balanced, without disturbing the lines in any way.
Limited Edition – 50 pieces.
Caliber RM 017 – manual winding extra flat tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve, indicator and function indicator.
Dimensions – length 49.80 mm x 38.00 mm x 8.70 mm.
Main features (Many of which are major technical innovations) – Titanium baseplate – These components are manufactured in grade 2 titanium with black PVD coating. As a consequence the whole assembly is given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the geartrain.
Power reserve – Circa 70 hours.
Variable inertia, free sprung balance – The free-sprung balance provides better reliability in the event of shocks, movement assembly and disassembly. It also guarantees better chronometric results over an extended period of time.
Fast rotating barrel (6 hours per revolution instead of 7.5) – This type of barrel provides the following advantages: – The phenomenon of periodic internal mainspring adhesion is significantly diminished, thereby increasing performance. – Provision of an excellent mainspring delta curve with an ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratio.
Barrel pawl with progressive recoil – This device permits an appreciable winding gain (circa 20 %), especially during the start of winding. It is also helpful in the distribution of the mainspring’s internal tension.
Safety system with blocking gear – This system protects the roller jewel of the balance as well as the winding barrel from possible overwinding.
Function indicator – In a manner similar to a car’s gearbox, the function indicator allows one to see the winding, neutral and hand setting positions as the crown is pulled out. Each position is indicated via a hand at 4 o’clock displaying the following functions: W (Winding) – N (Neutral) – H (Hands).
Ceramic endstone for the tourbillon cage – This reflects a technical and long-term view towards the elimination of wear phenomena, resulting in improved technical tribology.
Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges – This permits better control of the torque applied to the screws during assembly. These screws are therefore unaffected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly and age well.
Winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profile – The central involute profile of the winding barrel teeth and pinion provides an optimal pressure angle of 20°. This promotes effective rotary motion and allows for compensation of possible variations in the engagement of the going train, thus insuring excellent torque transmission with a distinct improvement in performance.
Other features – Movement dimensions – 31.20 x 29.45 mm. Thickness – 4.65 mm. Tourbillon diameter – 12.30 mm. Balance wheel diameter – 10 mm. Number of jewels – 23. Balance – Glucydur, 2 arms, 4 setting screws, inertia moment 10 mg.cm2, angle of lift 53º. Frequency – 21,600 vph (3 Hz). Balance spring – Elinvar by Nivarox. Torque indicator with reference measurement in dNmm. Shock protection – Kif Elastor KE 160 B28. Stone setting in 2N gold. Barrel shaft in nickel-free chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S) with the following characteristics – stainless- antimagnetic- suitable for tempering.
Case – It is a counterpoint to the existing collection’s themes of motor sport and sailing, reflected in its discreet lines that are one of the thinnest in the collection, yet with the same wrist fitting curvature and taper as the rest of the assembly it represents a further transformation of the tonneau shape suitable for all occasions. It still retains the same characteristics and attention to detail of case design with numerous stamping and machining operations required for the three main components (bezel, middle section and case back). More than 18 days of machine adjustment are required and more than 400 hours of technical research and drawing before production can even start. Each case requires 202 separate machining operations. The design and execution of this watchcase typifies the complete conceptual approach to all parts of the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to an extremely rigorous specification. For example a casing ring is no longer used and the movement is mounted on chassis mounting rubbers (ISO SW) fixed by 4 titanium screws. Features such as these are evidence of uncompromising workmanship. The tripartite case is water resistant to 30 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 12 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in copper-nickel-zinc alloy.
Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the case – This permits better control of the torque applied to the screws during assembly. These screws are therefore unaffected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly and age well.
Torque limiting crown in titanium – This additional security system prevents from accidental overwinding, which could cause damage such as winding stem breaking or too much pressure on the barrel spring.
Interior flange – In carbon fibers, with index points filled with approved luminous material.
Dial – In sapphire (thickness: 0.30 mm) with anti-glare treatment (both sides), protected by 8 silicon braces inserted in the upper and lower grooves.
Crystal – Bezel side – In sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (both sides). Thickness – 1.15 mm. Case back – In sapphire with anti-glare treatment (both sides). Thickness – At the center 1.05 mm and outer edges 1.39 mm.
Finishing – Movement – Anglage and polishing by hand. Locking sections hand polished. Sapphire blasted milled sections. Lapped and polished contact points. Burnished pivots.
Steel parts – Sapphire blasted surfaces. Anglage and polishing by hand.
Gear wheels – Concave chamfering with a diamond tool. Circular finished faces. Gilding (before cutting the teeth). Minimum correction applied to the wheels in order to preserve geometry and performance.
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Richard Mille, prima boutique a Beverly Hills

January 2, 2011 Leave a comment
Richard Mille ha aperto la sua prima boutique negli Stati Uniti a Beverly Hills e precisamente lungo la lussuosa Rodeo Drive.
Lo store, che si estende su una superficie di 130 metri quadrati, si trova all’estremità di Via Rodeo, un’elegante zona pedonale costeggiata da raffinate caffetterie, gallerie d’arte e prestigiose boutique.
Qui il sole del Sud della California illumina le ampie vetrine con le iconiche sculture di orologi che accolgono i clienti in tutte le boutique Richard Mille nel mondo.
Una volta entrati in questo spazio contemporaneo, i visitatori trovano legni naturali, vetro, pelle scura e pietra che costituiscono il naturale palcoscenico per le collezioni di orologeria firmate Richard Mille.
Ogni orologio ha un suo spazio che ne esalti e permetta a tutti i clienti di ammirarne le caratteristiche.
Oltre ai modelli più popolari del brand come RM 010 Automatic, RM 021 Aerodyne Tourbillon, RM 016 Flat Automatic, RM 020 Tourbillon Pocket Watch e RM 007 da donna tempestato di diamanti, la boutique propone alcune esclusive edizioni limitate come RM 027 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal e RM 011 Black Ti Flyback Chronograph, che è disponibile in soli 50 pezzi unicamente presso la boutique Richard Mille di Beverly Hills.
Nello store sono presenti anche immagini illuminate degli ambasciatori del brand, da Rafael Nadal a Felipe Massa, passando per Jackie Chan e Michelle Yeoh che adornano le pareti.

Fonte: Luuk Magazine