Richard Mille RM 50-03, the lightest split-seconds chronograph ever made

The RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight McLaren F1 has two features: the world’s lightest split-seconds chronograph and the longest-named chronograph. We call it the RM 50-03 for short, and here’s what you need to know.

The RM 50-03 is the latest in a series of incredibly technical and powerful durable watches dedicated to the world of Formula 1, of which Richard Mille is now a longtime member.

The campaign was a fantastic stage for Richard Mille copy and the ultimate test of some of its most technical creations, many of which introduced high-performance material cases into the collection. Since its foray into the sport, the independent watch company has endorsed several F1 teams and signed several drivers as official ambassadors, and last year it announced a 10-year partnership with McLaren-Honda, And promises that the relationship will go beyond the watchmaker’s name plastered on the team’s cars.

Their first co-branded timepiece was the 50-03, a hand-wound tourbillon with hours, minutes, split-seconds chronograph with 30-minute totalizer, power reserve and Crown-controlled torque and function indicators. Oh, and it features a brand new shell material called Graph TPT.

Behind the scenes, the two manufacturers have been working on a new ultra-light and ultra-durable shell for this limited edition, turning to the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute and North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) for expertise. The RM 50-03 is the first watch made with Graph TPT, a proprietary composite material obtained by infusing graphene-containing resin into layers of carbon fiber.

The watch weighs only 40 grams, including the strap, which is very light. This makes it officially the lightest split-seconds chronograph ever made, let alone a tourbillon. On the wrist, its presence is still felt in a major way. The watch measures 44.5mm x 49.65mm and is 16.1mm from top to bottom, so despite its heavy weight, it doesn’t shrink the violet – though you wouldn’t expect that would it?

Will RM fans be excited about this new material that looks and feels so similar to previous cases? It remains to be seen, but it sounds like a good option. replica watches price

Richard Mille 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal

We have been able to see the new Richard Mille 35-03 Automatic Rafael Nadal on Thursday and yesterday. The watch is part of the RM 035 series, inspired by the RM 027 tourbillon watch series that appeared on the tennis court with Rafa Nadal. The new model will provide two versions: blue TPT quartz with white TPT quartz edge; or white TPT quartz and TPT carbon with TPT carbon edge.

»In our respective fields, we all strive for excellence. Richard and I speak the same language. We are all passionate about our work. For me, it is essential to keep the fire of passion in what we do every day. Although I did not wear the RM 035 model during the competition, he and his team allowed me to participate in this unique adventure, and the confidence shown to me moved me «

Rafael Nadal
“So far, any modification to the rotor geometry must be made by one of our authorized watchmakers. Therefore, we set out to perfect the system so that the wearer can directly adjust the watch’s setting speed. It’s as if the driver only needs to activate Sports mode can change the transmission mode of its vehicles, and change from urban use to racing.”

Richard Mille RM 35-03 automatic winding Rafael Nadal

The two styles are inspired by the new timepieces of Rafael Nadal RM 27-04 Tourbillon. Models that have the same style but different color combinations and have been developed for 3 years. Their design and style will soon be recognized by Richard Mille, especially the unique shape of the case.

The size of the dial is just right to hold the minute scale with the numbers 12, 3, 6 and 9 and the brand logo. The absence of the dial highlights the movement that contrasts with the skeletonized hands.

The case is made of carbon and quartz, measures 43.15 x 49.95, and has a thickness of 13.15 mm. The 20 spline screws used to assemble the case are made of grade 5 titanium, the same material used for the crown. The main crystal is sapphire, and both sides are treated with anti-reflective treatment. It can be seen that the back is made of the same material and treatment. It has a water resistance of up to 5 bar and 50 meters.

The instrument used internally is RMAL2. Manufacturing, mechanical, skeletonized and self-winding movement. The splints and splints are made of grade 5 titanium, plasma treated and black PVD. It has a double barrel and a power reserve of approximately 55 hours. It has a sport mode, because when it is activated, the arming process will be paused to avoid excessive arming movement. cheapest watches

Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon

A closer look at the Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon

Can you name another watch with a replica of the iconic 16-cylinder internal combustion engine? We don’t think so.

Since 1909, the French car manufacturer Bugatti has been obsessed with the pursuit of speed and perfection. Its first road car, the Type 13, was born in 1910. It was the epitome of high technology at the time. It was equipped with the world’s first 16-valve header-most road cars were equipped with an 8-valve engine-with a maximum speed of 125 per hour. Kilometers per hour (78 miles per hour). Type 13 even won second place in the 1911 Le Mans French Grand Prix.

Today, Bugatti produces less than 100 cars a year by hand at its headquarters in Morsheim, France. Its iconic model is the Chiron, a 420 km/h (261 mph) super sports car powered by a four-turbocharged W16 engine that produces 1,479 horsepower. With such a powerful machine, even the most complicated timepiece can be worth the money.

Jacobs and Bugatti
Jacob & Co. and Bugatti share a passion for developing some of the most unique and innovative products in the world. From watchmaking to super sports cars, the two brands recently reached a multi-year collaboration to develop a special edition Jacob & Co. x Bugatti timepiece.

The first results of this collaboration are Jacob & Co. Twin Turbo Furious and Epic X Chronograph. Both draw design inspiration from Bugatti’s work. Today, Watchonista carefully studied the new Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon.

The W16 engine automaton is activated by the crown on the right side of the timepiece. Once started, the mini W16 engine will move directionally in a perfect sequence through a fully operating crankshaft, turbocharger and 16 pistons.

Jacob & Co.’s manual winding JCAM37 manufacturing movement is suspended inside the four pivot points of a 54 x 44 mm case-the blue titanium and rose gold model in the picture-and is equipped with a flying tourbillon. The positioning of the movement replicates the effect of the car’s suspension and culminates with two “exhaust devices” at 6 o’clock. At the same time, the 30º inclination of the tourbillon is based on the horseshoe grille of a Bugatti supercar.

The entire timepiece is operated by three crowns at the bottom of the case. The left crown sets the time; the middle winding 60-hour power reserve and animation, the right crown starts the animation. Finally, the power reserve indicator is the air pump symbol at 9 o’clock.

Personally, this watch is as crazy as you think. As you can see in the video, the operation of the miniature W16 engine is impressive. The Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron tourbillon has a deterrent effect on the wrist—just like the respect the Bugatti Chiron supercar has earned on the road.