The first ultra-flat Richard Mille Tonneau watch — RM 67-01

The immediate predecessor of RM 67-02 was RM 67-01, which was first launched in 2016. I met Ted Fang, the owner of this model at the Richard Mille event in Singapore, and said, “From the moment I saw 67-01, I like it. It has all the Richard Mille design specifications I like, but it’s easy to wear Very simple and easy. When I first bought it, everyone was curious and asked me why I didn’t buy RM 11. Now everyone says it feels amazing to wear on the wrist. I think Richard knows that collectors will switch to buying thinner watches. , But he got there before most of the market. That’s Richard-always leading.”

RM 67-01 is an amazing timepiece. This is Mille’s first ultra-thin tonneau-shaped watch, equipped with a new internal automatic movement, equipped with CRMA6 platinum rotor, 3.6 mm high. Long before this, Richard Mille saw the need for more elegant dimensions while retaining the power of its design. Therefore, RM 67-01 is 7.75 mm high.

In many respects, the RM 67-01 is also the predecessor of Mille’s new RM 72-01 Lifestyle Chronograph and other watches, because it is more fashionable, more wear-resistant, and perhaps most importantly, from a cultural point of view, truly neutral. This is another example of Mille’s vision in a world where people no longer identify with traditional gender roles or gender watches. After all, Daytona is both a women’s watch and a men’s watch. Mille hopes that his watch will appeal to everyone, regardless of gender, and based purely on the strength of their personality. Looking at the RM 67-01, you can already see that in terms of his barrel-shaped watch, this watch represents the first dynamic shift to this concept. But in fact, Mille already has three other ultra-thin models that herald a slimmer return.

When it was first released in 2011, RM 033 was surprising and unexpected for two reasons. First, the 45.7mm case is round; secondly, this watch is ultra-thin, to be precise, an astonishing height of 6.3 mm, thanks to the lovely 2.6 mm thick RMXP1 micro-rotor movement inside. This movement is completely hollowed out with a bottom plate and bridge made of grade 5 titanium. The watch has radial Roman numerals. Although this watch is round, it is also ergonomically curved like all Mille designs, making it fit the wrist perfectly.

When it was first released in 2011, the RM 033 was surprising and unexpected because its 45.7 mm case was round; secondly, this watch was ultra-thin, to be precise, an astonishing 6.3 mm height, thanks to its lovely interior The 2.6 mm thick RMXP1 micro-rotor movement. The bottom of the RM 033 shows the 2.6 mm thick RMXP1 micro-rotor movement inside.

In 2015, Mille launched the RM 33-01, which is an enhanced version of its predecessor. The case size is 45.7 mm in diameter and 9.2 mm in height. The lugs are sharper and more angular. The dial now has an enlarged Mille Arabic mark. It also has a date and small seconds subdial, and the original RM 033 is more like a fancy chronograph watch. Then in 2019, we saw the launch of the amazing RM 33-02 with a width of 41.7 mm and a thickness of 8.8 mm. For me, this is Mille’s recognition that some of his audience really want smaller, thinner, more durable timepieces. This watch has a full Mille effect, which means a carbon TPT top and bottom cover and a red gold middle case. Like the original RM 033, it is also a chronograph watch. It is worth noting that these three watches are effortless to wear and are truly neutral. Although 45.7 mm may sound large, remember that all Mille cases are built with the focus on extreme ergonomic comfort, so the size adaptability is much better than the figure suggests.

What I found about Richard Mille’s RM 016 dating back to 2007 is that it is fundamentally ahead of the industry. Perhaps for this reason, many collectors at the time were a little unsure of how to make it. Until then, Richard’s most iconic watches, such as RM 001, RM 004 and RM 008, all adopted his stunning barrel shape and were relatively thick watches because they all contained Mille’s radical Different forms of aesthetics and seismic experiments will define the genetic blueprint of his brand in the future. However, the RM 16’s 38 mm wide and 49.8 mm long curved rectangular case is only 8.25 mm thick, and collectors are a little confused. After all, this is not the Mille watch they were looking forward to. However, for me, this is Richard’s first attempt to fundamentally improve the wear resistance of the watch by reducing the height of the case. RM 67-02 is a combination of this concept and the ultra-lightweight, seismic and material innovation experiments of RM 027 and RM 035. But without the important milestone of RM 016, I don’t think RM 67-02 will exist today.

The Richard Mille RM 016 is a curved rectangular watch case measuring 38 mm wide and 49.8 mm long with a thickness of only 8.25 mm. The Richard Mille RM 17-01 Tourbillon is a new interpretation of the RM 017. The smooth, elegant lines achieved through the unique tonneau-shaped case highlight its very elegant and technical movement.

In order to prove that his high complexity can also be the subject of ultra-thin experiments, Richard Mille introduced us to the RM 017 tourbillon in 2010. Although the surface of the case is an ergonomic RM 016 curved rectangle, here we have a spectacular hollow tourbillon movement. The thickness is only 4.65 mm, so the size of this watch is 49.8 mm x 38 mm, but the height Is 8.7 mm. In today’s context, there are thinner tourbillons and even automatic tourbillons, but in 2010, this was again far before the renaissance of ultra-thin watches. This was a pioneering and unconventional time. count. In addition, it should be said that this is one of my favorite Richard Mille movements. Although it is very slender, it displays all of Mille’s iconic ultra-skeleton theme with incredible beauty. So much so that even if it is not ultra-thin, I must yell at Richard Mille’s RM 17-01 here, which is the same movement placed in a normal-sized carbon TPT wine barrel box, in the miniature rose A version of the Golden Highlight 10 watches. It also uses the white and black ceramic versions released last year. I don’t know why these watches will suddenly appear in 2020. Maybe someone opened a drawer at RM headquarters and found some remaining movements, but I only know that this is one of my favorite Richard Milles. Thanks to the carbon fiber TPT and the simple movement, this beauty with dimensions of 48.15 mm x 40.1 mm x 13.8 mm is as the Neapolitans say, “as light as the wind on Vesuvius.”

Breitling launches 5 new watches in the “Navitimer 8” series

You may remember the former leader of IWC, Georges Kern, who left the company to take over as fake Breitling. Changing the position of the CEO is not unprecedented, but it can always arouse people’s curiosity. Now, we can finally take a look at his first work, introducing the “Navimer 8” series.

So far, he has been at Breitling headquarters for more than half a year. But, until now, the charismatic Georges Kern has launched their first major series under the guidance of the newly appointed creative director Guy Bove. At first glance, these various Navitimer watches combine an old-fashioned pilot look, reminiscent of Breitling’s pilot model 768.

In structure, they have a bezel with 60 positions, some smaller case size options, and all have passed the COSC certification of astronomical watch manufacturing. For a brand that has been engaged in more gorgeous and over-detailed designs in the recent period, Georges Kern brought back the old-fashioned aesthetics of Breitling and has enough modernity to make it look fresh. It is refreshing. Let us briefly describe the various cheap luxury watches

First of all, we obtained the “Breitling B01” case with a 43mm case: stainless steel or 18k rose gold with a sturdy case. Mounted on the case is a knurled two-way bezel with the above 60 positions, which appear on all these different models. Like all these timepieces, the top is equipped with a sapphire crystal, which helps it reach a water-resistant depth of 100 meters (330 feet).

The time is displayed in the following positions: a black or blue dial with Arabic numerals, followed by a ring with a smaller minute index mark and Arabic numerals that increase every five minutes. There are three silver subdials: a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock; a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and a sub-second at 9 o’clock.

The central sword pointer and Arabic numerals are treated with luminous coating to enhance readability. There is also a date hole between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock. Except for the 18 rose gold version, only the brown dial is available.

Breitling Navitimer B01
This “Breitling Navitimer B01” (reference number: N/A) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, which has 47 jewels and 28,800 Vph. Equipped with column wheel, vertical clutch and automatic centering weight. When fully tightened, the power reserve of this watch can be as long as 70 hours. The IWC stainless steel bracelet is equipped with an IWC stainless steel bracelet, which is fixed to the wrist by a stainless steel folding clasp. In addition to the 18k rose gold version, the black leather strap is also equipped with a brown leather strap and is secured by an 18k rose gold folding clasp.

Next is the “Breitling Navitimer 8 Unitime”, which is a world chronograph watch that adds additional complexity. Its 43 mm case is made of stainless steel with a strong case back. The knurled stainless steel two-way bezel is mounted on the case. It is also equipped with a patented independent adjustable hour hand; plus a 24-hour city circle integrated into the movement through a clever differential system.

The time is displayed on the black or silver dial, with a minute index ring with Arabic numerals and a railway pattern on it, then a 24-hour disc in the second time zone, and the last ring is the names of major cities in the world, which are interconnected. To an additional time zone. There is also a date hole at 6 o’clock.

For those who need more sports options, the next step is the “Breitling Navitimer 8 Chronograph”. This is also a “value proposition” option because the model has greater advantages. In addition to the timing function, the timepiece also includes the date, making it an excellent choice for daily use. The 43mm case is made of any of the following: stainless steel or stainless steel coated with DLC. Equipped with two buttons for chronograph functions and a two-way bezel that matches each case.

The time is displayed in the following positions: Arabic numerals on a black or blue dial, followed by a railway pattern minute index circle, which is characterized by Arabic numerals in increments every 5 minutes. There are three small dials: the 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock; the time at 9 o’clock is less than one second; and the 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock. It also includes the aforementioned date and date aperture window at 3 o’clock.

Breitling Navitimer 8 Chronograph
This “Breitling Navitimer 8 Chronograph” (reference number: N/A) is powered by a self-winding mechanical movement, movement B13 with 25 jewels and 28,800 Vph. A non-internal movement, originally based on the ETA 7750 mechanical movement. When fully wound, the power reserve of this watch can be as long as 42 hours.

The fourth product of these new versions is “Breitling Navitimer 8 Day & Date”. Delicately made of 41mm stainless steel case with a strong case back. When installed on the case, the same knurled stainless steel two-way bezel was found in this newly released series.

The time is displayed in the following positions: Arabic numerals on a black or blue dial, followed by a railway pattern minute index circle, which is characterized by Arabic numerals in increments every 5 minutes. Then indicate the date in the large aperture window below the 12 o’clock position. The display of the day has a small window at 6 o’clock.