The watch to be talked about today is the 67-02 from Richard Mille. Nowadays, when Richard is mentioned, many labels are invisibly assigned, and everyone’s attention to labels seems to go beyond the watch itself, so we won’t talk about labels today, just watch.
Today’s watch styles are divided into traditional and cutting-edge styles. If Patek Philippe is the representative of traditional watchmaking, then Richard is the leader of cutting-edge watchmaking. For example, PP is like Batman, and Richard is like Iron Man. As I said before, cutting-edge watchmaking is like a supercar, and they all have one thing in common: expensive! And Richard as the leader of cutting-edge watchmaking! Of all the watches Richard is selling at present, the cheapest is an ultra-thin automatic two-hand calendar numbered 016.
Richard mille’s 67-02 has four colors, which represent the four famous sports players who cooperate with him and the colors of their respective national flags. Among the four colors, the most eye-catching color is the green in my hand, which corresponds to the South African sprint. Famous player Wade ㆍ Fan ㆍ Nickek. The case of this fake watches for sale is Richard’s classic three-layer structure, the upper and lower layers are quartz fiber, and the middle is carbon fiber; in addition to the carbon fiber on the case, the oscillating weight of the movement is also carbon fiber, and the splint is also made of titanium. Alloy, due to the use of many lightweight materials, this watch weighs only 32 grams.
At this time, a friend will ask, is there a special color and the use of lightweight materials, is this the reason why this watch is so expensive? Of course not, just like you can’t measure the value of a famous painting by the price of paper and ink. Today, it is not difficult for a cutting-edge watch brand to sell watches expensively, but if they can sell more and more expensive watches, they have to pay more. In addition to precise positioning and marketing, I think one of the most important reasons why Richard can have such a high status in just over 20 years is Richard’s persistent research and innovation on the road of technology.
Take the quartz fiber used in this cheap watches online as an example. If you want to show the ripples on the surface, you need to arrange high-purity silica fibers into thin sheets with a thickness of no more than 45 microns, and then soak them in a resin specially developed by Richard. , the sheets are then stacked by an automatic positioning system, while stacking ensures that the filaments between the sheets are staggered at a 45-degree angle. Finally, it is heated to 120 degrees under the pressure of 6 atmospheres.
Let’s look at the movement again. Except for the titanium alloy plywood and base plate, this movement is no different from the ordinary hollow automatic movement, but it is this titanium alloy that instantly increases the processing difficulty of the movement to another dimension. , followed by changes in the entire product process and a substantial increase in production costs. Just like the main substrate of this watch, it takes at least two hours not to mention grinding.
In addition, the shapes of the parts used by fake Richard mille are quite strange, so at each stage of processing, not only the machine tool needs to be manually set and calibrated, but even the cutter for the machine tool needs to be hand-made, and the titanium alloy is hard, New knives wear out after a few uses, and sometimes it takes weeks to make these knives just to produce a special part. So this is why other brands are reluctant to use titanium alloys for movements, this is not watchmaking, this is simply self-abuse! But it was this constant self-abuse that finally made Richard what he is today.