Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ

Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ – Make time for the private jet package

The Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ was designed by Airbus’ private jet division and is a split-second chronograph with tourbillon-priced at US$1 million.

Richard Mille occupies a special place in the field of watchmaking, perfectly capturing the spirit of the super-rich. The new version RM 50-02 ACJ of SIHH in 2016 is an example. The design is a product of Richard Mille and Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ), which have the same target audience. ACJ, a division of this European aircraft manufacturer, turned its aircraft into a flying palace, and poured its aesthetic sensitivity on the RM 50-02. This watch is provided by the most complex movement used by copy Richard Mille in his watches power.

The RM 50-02 ACJ is a watch that will attract millionaires who like Iron Man and Philipp Plein clothes; it looks like an obvious, expensive and high-tech gadget. Its size alone is eye-catching. It is 42.7 mm wide and 50.1 mm long. It is very large, similar to a part of the fuselage of an airplane. The sapphire crystal is shaped like an airplane window and is inlaid on a white ceramic plate. But because it is made of titanium-whether it is the case or the movement bridge-the RM 50-02 is very light.

Looking at the watch up close, you can see the typical colors and details of Richard Mille. Most movements use a hollow design, while the dial is a transparent sapphire disc, showing the mechanical structure of the swiss tourbillon watches. The pure white of the case complements the vivid details on the orange, yellow, red and green dial. Several bridge plates have an unusual bronze color, which is the result of anti-corrosion coatings used on aircraft parts.

But the appearance conceals the traditional structure of the movement. The movement is designed with high technology and gadgets, with grooves and notches on the components. Ironically, the movement is mainly manufactured in a traditional way (manufactured by Renaud & Papi, a subsidiary of Audemars Piguet). A time-traveling watchmaker in 1950 may be able to overhaul it.

The movement immediately has a nerd appeal, with overwhelming visual complexity and the typical depth of a split-second chronograph (because the chronograph mechanism needs to be stacked).

Although the movement is generally recognized as old school in structure, it was done in a modern way, which would disappoint traditionalists. Many of its components have a clean surface treatment with straight or round patterns, which helps to create a modern feel.

The small tool decoration continues on the case, the side is decorated with arrows and ridges, and the super large crown with the ACJ logo on the top. The housing even uses Torq Set screws to fasten the front and rear panels together. Different from the others because of their spiral grooves, these high-end screws are also used in Airbus aircraft. RM 50-02 ACJ