At this year’s SIHH exhibition, Richard Mille presented another masterpiece that can only be created as a work by the hand of Swiss masters …
New Richard Mille RM53-01 Tourbillon is a timepiece created in collaboration with Argentina’s Polo Player, Pablo McDonough. Previously, the brand collaborated with this athlete to present the very unusual RM053 model in 2012, which had two opening that cuts as a dial, while the rest was covered with titanium. The new watch, on the other hand, is not the same.
When working on this novelty, the visibility of the mechanism was of key importance. Nevertheless, the creation of a sports watch, which has to endure numerous shocks and blows, was an incredibly difficult challenge for the brand’s engineers.
Presented on the previous RM watch created for the tennis star, Rafael Nadal, the mechanism of this timepiece uses a suspension system with a series of two small cables. The manual winding mechanism is attached to both sides of the case using a steel cable system, which absorbs shocks and vibrations.
In addition, this is the first time that the Richard Mille brand has developed a watch with a laminated sapphire crystal to make it extremely durable.
The mechanism of this watch operates at a frequency of 3 Hz and has about two days spare energy. Its enclosure measures 44.5 mm in width, 49.94 from the pool to the grove and has a thickness of about 16.15mm.
This brand, again used TPT carbon to make the watch incredibly light. The sky-blue details on his belt, crown and other parts were presented as a reference to the Argentine flag. Limited to 30 pieces, this watch will cost you $900,000.