Among other things, Richard Mille cheap was awarded for having some of the longest technical spec sheets. I don’t usually do this, but you can read the whole thing below – it’s like a bible for RM 032! Brand new is this new RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Diver’s Watch, which sits between the RM 025 and RM 028 divers and shares a round case style. From a price and features standpoint, the RM 032 sits in the middle and is a nice new lure for the brand.
Available in titanium, 18k white gold or 18k red gold, the RM 032 case is 50mm wide and 17.80mm thick. Although I don’t think the titanium model will be too heavy. The large sports chronograph pushers are new, as is the RMAC2 automatic movement. It’s an interesting exercise because it combines a few properties. It’s not just an automatic chronograph with a few other neat features. The first is the chronograph itself, which is unique. It usually centers the minute and seconds hands and is a flyback chronograph. The chronograph has an auxiliary dial.
The watch also has an annual calendar – so the month and large date indicators can be found on the dial. If you look carefully, you can find the month! It’s actually between 4 and 5 o’clock. Another feature is an alternative to an auxiliary seconds dial called a “running indicator”. This is basically a stylized secondary seconds dial that people designed to show movement rather than read seconds. If you need to measure those, then you have the chronograph. Here, the running indicator has a red and white disc that moves under several blades to create an interesting display. The idea is that you can look at it to make sure the movement is wound up and running…you know, kind of like a seconds hand.
The design of the dial is very Richard Mille’s style, but I appreciate that even at first glance you realize you’ve never seen this dial before. There’s some interesting bridge work on the skeleton dial, and I love all the colors. Truly the best Richard Mille ever. A true diver’s watch, the RM 032 is water-resistant to 300 meters and features a lockable rotating diver’s bezel. Like others in this series, you need to press its top and bottom to turn it. A new feature from Richard Mille is a Jaeger-LeCoultre-like locking crown guard that you can turn to lock the crown in place.
Attached to the RM 032 is a nice rubber strap and plenty of bragging rights.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS OF THE RICHARD MILLE AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH DIVERS’ WATCH RM 032
Round Case – Available in Titanium, 18K White Gold or Red Gold.
CALIBER RMAC2: Self-winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds, oversized date, month, flyback chronograph with minute and second hands, hour counter, running indicator and adjustable rotor geometry.
Diameter: 50.00mm x 17.80mm.
(many of which are major technological innovations)
Storage Approx. 50 hours, 45 hours chronograph running. Actual power reserve results will depend on how long the chronograph is used.
The running indicator is located at the 3 o’clock position. Thanks to its geometry and a rotational frequency of 2 rpm, the correct function of the running motion can be checked at a glance. The operating indicator disc consists of continuous Superluminova and black sectors; therefore, it can be easily seen day or night.
By using the pusher between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock, a running chronograph can be reset without first stopping the mechanism. This was originally developed for pilots to avoid wasting time (and thus avoid wasting time) by stopping, resetting and starting the chronograph while crossing waypoints.
The user can start or stop the chronograph via the pusher located between 1 and 2 o’clock. The flyback function can be reset continuously by pressing the second button located between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock.
30 or 31 day months are automatically adjusted.
oversized date display
Semi-instant display, placed in a red outline horizontal aperture below 12 o’clock.
The semi-instant is indicated by Arabic numerals between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock.
Free spring with variable inertia
Balance wheel This type of balance wheel represents the pinnacle of innovation. It ensures greater reliability when subjected to shocks and during movement assembly and disassembly, resulting in better timekeeping results over time.
Thanks to 4 small adjustable weights located directly on the balance, the regulator index is eliminated and more accurate and repeatable adjustments are possible.
During deep-sea diving, the water pressure on the pushers and crown is strong enough to inadvertently operate one of the pushers, eg. The “Start” button of the chronograph. We also need to take into account that it is also possible to make mistakes in the crown. To avoid any external pressure effects or accidental operation, Richard Mille has developed a locking crown for the RM 032 that locks the pushers and ensures a perfect water resistance to 300 meters. The crown and pushers are locked by simply turning its ring (green index when unlocked, red index when locked).
Protect the movement from damage due to overpressure or vibration on the crown.
Water resistance is enhanced due to maximum pressure on the seal.
This innovative device is unique to the RM 032 and is patent pending.
Rotor with variable geometry
– Grade 2 titanium arms
– Grade 2 titanium flange
– 6-position adjustment via grade 5 titanium screws
– 18k white gold ribs with high palladium content
– Platinum weight segment
– Ceramic ball bearings
– Unidirectional anti-clockwise winding direction
This unique Richard Mille design allows the winding of the mainspring to best adapt to the user’s activity level. By adjusting the positional settings of the ribs, the inertia of the rotor is modified to speed up the winding process when the arm is in leisurely motion, or slow it down when engaging in physical activity. As a result, the invention allows to optimize the winding mechanism of the movement.
System Dual barrel system helps maintain torque stability over long periods of time. This is achieved by using more barrel rotation, which reduces stress and wear on teeth, bearings and pivots, improving long-term performance.
Titanium baseplates, bridges and balance cocks
The components are constructed from grade 5 titanium with a black PVD coating. This provides great stiffness to the entire assembly, as well as precise surface flatness, which is essential for the perfect operation of the gear train.
Grade 5 titanium splines for bridges and case
Screws Due to their design, these screws allow better control of the torque applied during assembly. Therefore, these screws are not affected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly and can be used well.
– Movement diameter: 39.15 mm
– Thickness: 9.00mm
– Number of gems: 62
– Balance wheel: Glucydur, 4 arms, moment of inertia 4.8 mg.cm2, angle of rise 53º
– Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
– Hairspring: Elinvar
– Shockproof: Incabloc 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
– Escape wheel jewel: Rubifix (transparent)
– Handle in three positions: manual winding, date adjustment, time setting
The RM 032 is water resistant to 300 meters (30 atmospheres) and complies with the ISO 6425 specification for diving watches.
This is achieved through the unique curved tripartite case design. It comes with a screw-down crown structure and a horn integrated into the case. The horns of each RM 032 version have screws to optimally secure the diver’s rubber strap. In the watch world, the case of the RM 032 is the most difficult to manufacture. After a 1 hour 30 hour turning phase, this tripartite chassis had to perform 830 scheduled operations during a 9 hour milling phase. After an 11-hour processing phase, each case must pass a full-day quality control. The buttons and their respective components and crown require a 10-day machining phase. During this period, many waterproof tests and quality controls were carried out, and
Hand brushed and polished case.
All of these steps are essential to achieve the level of ergonomics that characterize Richard Mille watches.
Consists of three layers, connected with 22 screws, unidirectional rotation according to ISO 6425
to avoid timing errors. Use an additional thread system to attach the bezel to the
on the case so that it is completely stable and cannot be dislocated or loosened inadvertently.
Also, since the bezel is not tensioned in place, the use of screws allows for perfect adjustment.
For better visibility in overcast conditions, the minute markers for the first quarter are highlighted in red from 12 o’clock.
Internal flanges (upper and lower)
Constructed from carbon fiber, the index points are filled with an approved luminescent material.
Sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm), anti-glare treatment (2 sides), protected by 8 silicone holders inserted into the upper and lower grooves.
– Bezel side: Sapphire (1800 Vickers), anti-glare treatment (2 sides).
– Thickness: 3.00mm
– Caseback: Sapphire, anti-glare treatment (2 sides)
– Thickness: Central 1.40mm, outer edge
– Baseplates and bridges are hand-ground Grade 5 titanium, wet sandblasted, and tops are hand-finished
PVD treated polishing
– Polished pivots
– Bridge side diamond polished sink
– Pinion with undercut
– Sandblasted and rhodium-plated beveled wheels (before cutting)
– Minimal wheel revisions to maintain geometry and performance
– Sapphire sandblasted and hand painted surfaces
– Screw grooves and screws are chamfered and polished, with rounded and polished tips