Most attendees at SIHH 2012 agreed that the most famous, watched and famous watch in the show was replica Richard Mille’s sapphire case model. It is different from anything the industry has never seen before, and caused a sensation, not only because of its sapphire case (a very tricky material), but also because of its unavailable price tag.
Richard Mille (Richard Mille) is very rare, even in the watch industry no one else can beat, but they prefer to surpass their own achievements. Therefore, since launching the first glass masterpiece, they have further developed the technology of processing and milling crystal blocks, and launched its successor product RM 56-01 after its original RM 056 model, and recently launched this model. The new RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon Watch was made for the event aptly named Watches and Wonders in Hong Kong.
Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire Watch
In addition to the sapphire case, the main attraction of the movement lies in its movement. The arrangement of its new movement provides the illusion of a clock for onlookers, who will undoubtedly favor thousands of this watch. The movement is inspired by the special effects design of RM 27-01. You may remember that it is the clothes Rafael Nadal wears in his daily work. Even on a bad day, his serve on the tennis court may exceed limit. The bottom plate of the 100 mph movement is made of grade 5 titanium alloy. It is completely suspended in the sapphire case using a single braided cable only 0.35mm thick and woven in the pulley system of the movement. Each corner of the movement All have columns, and 6 calibers are placed along each corner of the movement. The ratchet (albeit small) at 9 o’clock controls the tension of the cable, and the tension indicator just below 12 o’clock is used to let the wearer know that everything is fine, or whether adjustments are needed to be made. But this is not all. Now, Richard Mille has a knack for making miniature parts from sapphire. For this new model, they have added a new sapphire winding barrel bridge, tourbillon and center bridge.
For the technicians who developed and built these fake Richard Mille showcase models, the case made of sapphire posed a huge challenge. Such a unique case should not be simply measured in millimeters, but should be measured by the time it takes to manufacture them. The processing time on each triple watch case has reached an astonishing 40 days, in addition, the processing and finishing time of the movement bridge has reached 400 hours. In addition to allocating the time and number of days for each watch, Richard Mille also invested time and resources to research and develop this new type of watch, so those who wish to add this new type of watch to their watch collection The people will pay a high price.