The watchmaking industry must continue to move forward, pursuing the highest level in technology and art. RICHARD MILLE reimagines the art and methods of watch design in the 21st century, creating an impeccable model of movement with RM 27-02. As the 114th French Open is approaching, RICHARD MILLE’s partner Rafael Nadal is only one step away from the French Open’s ‘Ten Crowns’, and RICHARD MILLE from the Jurassic Mountain has launched a brand-new designed for tennis events Manually wound tourbillon movement.
With the 114th French Tennis Open, RICHARD MILLE’s partner Rafael Nadal is only one step away from the French Open’s ‘Ten Crowns’. RICHARD MILLE has launched a new manual winding tourbillon movement designed for tennis events.
RICHARD MILLE’s engineers conducted various studies on the NTPT® (thin-layer composite technology) carbon fiber material with excellent mechanical properties and excellent micro-cracking resistance. Finally, they introduced the first integrated hollow-out core plate, The shell and the bottom plate are integrated into one body, thereby eliminating the need for a connection fixing member between the two parts. This design applies the design principles of the racing frame to the watchmaking industry, greatly enhancing the rigidity and impact resistance of the watch.
Rafael Nadal will be responsible for the ultimate test of the RICHARD MILLE RM 27-02 tourbillon wrist. He will also wear this watch to continue to dominate the international tennis scene.
The new all-in-one movement base plate is processed in ProArt, which is an absolute cutting-edge work in watchmaking or technology. In order to complete this technological breakthrough, in addition to the perfect control of the high-tech new materials used by RICHARD MILLE, it also requires cutting-edge micro-machining technology. Sophisticated and sculpted soleplate supporting Grade 5 titanium alloy bridges, both in terms of three-dimensionality and exquisite finishing (manual chamfering, sandblasting and satin finish), or in terms of the complexity of the combination of titanium alloy and carbon fiber, There is unparalleled performance. The bridge supports strong mechanical devices, and the barrel is rotated quickly to provide a 70-hour regular power to ensure that the power is consistent from start to stop.
Like the tourbillon watches RM 006, RM 008 or RM 012, RM 27-02 is also one of the epoch-making elite watches of RICHARD MILLE.
Of course, innovation never sets limits on the core of the watch. The attitude of excellence in the case is the best proof: the unique black and white design is absolutely eye-catching and memorable. RICHARD MILLE’s engineers worked with North Thin Ply Technology to develop the novel TPT® quartz, a composite of hundreds of thin layers of quartz wire. Quartz fiber retains its high temperature resistance, extreme robustness, and immunity to electromagnetic interference.
RICHARD MILLE’s engineers conducted various researches on NTPT® carbon fiber material with excellent mechanical properties and excellent resistance to micro-cracking, and finally launched the first all-in-one hollow core plate
Silica fiber layers up to 45 microns thick are interwoven with NTPT® (thin-layer composite technology) carbon fiber layers through a special automated control system. The fibers between each layer are interlaced at a 45-degree angle. Then, in a pressure cooker similar to that used in the aviation industry, the material can be sent to ProArt for processing after heating to 120 degrees Celsius. During the processing, the TPT® quartz layer and the NTPT® carbon fiber layer will randomly react to form a special texture, making each case processed into a unique work. The NTPT® carbon fiber / TPT® quartz bezel and bottom cover are directly mounted on the integrated base plate and are assembled by 12 grade 5 titanium alloy spline screws. The addition of a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal complements this watch.
Limited edition of RICHARD MILLE RM 27-02 tourbillon watch is available in 50 pieces