Richard Mille RM 65-01 automatic

Richard Mille launched the RM 65-01 automatic minute and second chronograph The first self-winding tourbillon. Richard Mille (Richard Mille) followed his brand’s first internal chronograph movement launched the RM 72-01, followed by the RM 65-01 automatic minute and second chronograph, continuing its ultra-high-end The historical concern of the chronograph. And RM004 in 2003.

RM 65-01 is not only the first self-winding seconds chronograph launched by Richard Mille, but also the brand’s first complex-produced mass-produced watch, with additions such as replica RM 11 Watch.

A highly complex chronograph is embedded in Richard Mille’s DNA-the company’s first chronograph is RM 004, a manual winding second hand powered by a Renaud & Papi movement . In less than a year, Richard Mille launched two new chronographs, from RM 72-01 to the current RM 65-01.

RM 65-01 is usually Richard Mille (Richard Mille) style and materials, its high-tech industrial movement, hollow dial and colorful indicators exude a sporty atmosphere. On any other watch, the colors look like designers are trying hard, but in RM 65-01, they just work.

However, this movement is produced by the respected sports expert Vaucher (Parmigiani Fleurier’s sister company) and is a highly skilled movement. Historically, Vaucher only provided movement for entry-level timepieces of the brand, while more complex movements were manufactured by Renaud & Papi or completed in-house.

The RM 65-01 built-in RMAC4 movement based on the Vaucher VMF 6710 is a high-frequency movement that runs 36,000 times per hour. It has an integrated seconds chronograph, making it one of the most complex movements in the Richard Mille series. And of course, the most impressive movement is not a tourbillon or complications.

It also has a novel, slightly fancy function: the button on the side of the case can be used to wind the watch, very similar to the Roman Gauthier Logical One. Unlike Logical One, the RM 65-01 can also be wound with the crown, which makes adding a “quick-winding” button a bit cumbersome. Since 125 presses are required to fully wind up the mainspring, the fast winding mechanism is not so fast after all.

The production of RM 65-01 is not restricted, but the quantity is large. It combines exotic materials and high-end chronographs, although the price is astronomical, but for Richard Mille, it is cheap.

Like the previous Richard Mille cheap chronograph, the RM 65-01 dial function is not as good as the hollow frame set on the movement, and there is no traditional dial at all. Although the information displayed is a dizzying array, the instructions are cleverly color-coded: the time indicator is highlighted in yellow; the time indicator is highlighted in yellow. The chronograph minute and hour hands at the three o’clock and nine o’clock positions are highlighted in orange; the date is green.

The rubber outer surface of the crown is a function selector that works in conjunction with the indicator at five o’clock, which is color-coded according to the function: “W” for winding, “D” for date, or “H” Indicates the time setting.

The tachymeter scale has been printed on a steep flange, which increases the depth of the dial and serves as an anchor point for the triangular hour index.