Sylvester Stallone is an actor, director, producer and huge international star. He is also a major collector of art and watches — often of very impressive size. Richard Mille, who has become friends with Stallone, share the same passion with him: action, adventure, luxury and refinement. Thus, was born massive watch – Richard Mille RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure.
The RM 25-01 is like no watch that has ever existed before. Like Sylvester Stallone himself, it is completely unfettered.
Richard Mille engineers spent several months of work and research reducing the weight and optimising the calibre, especially the precision of time calculation over the long term. This has given rise to many innovations, such as the design and manufacturing of several titanium parts, like the levers, which reduce inertia and thus lower energy consumption by 50%. This made possible to significant alleviate friction on the axis and eliminate jumps and twitches of the chronograph hand during start or stop of the timer. Operation: the chronograph function is stopped and started via the pusher located on the lower left at 8 o’clock. The hands are reset by pressing another pusher, located on the upper left at 10 o’clock. Torque and power-reserve indicator makes it easy to view the chronometric performance of the timepiece.
With the RM 25-01 it is possible to swap out the bidirectional bezel for the compass bezel. Made of grade 5 titanium, the compass is equipped with a bayonet mount. Its mirrored cover with a slot at 12 o’clock improves the accuracy of sighting with the compass needle.
Machined from Carbon TPT, the plate can be fixed to the RM 25-01’s compass bezel for more precise orientating using a map.
Torque-limiting crown added security system prevents accidental overwinding of the watch, which can cause damage to the winding stem or place extreme pressure on the barrel spring.
The titanium-cased spirit level makes it possible to hold the watch perfectly level—essential for ensuring the accuracy of sightings with the compass needle.
The hermetic compartment in Carbon TPT can contain 5 capsules, each capable of rendering a litre of any water safe to drink in 30 to 120 minutes, depending on the level of pollution.
The case of the RM 25-01 is water resistant to 100 metres, ensured by two Nitrile O-ring seals. The case is assembled with spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion-resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.
Only 20 examples of the watch will be made with a price tag of $980,000.