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The Richard Mille RM 65-10: A Marriage Of Mechanical Excellence And Everyday Wearability

The Richard Mille RM 65-10: A Marriage Of Mechanical Excellence And Everyday Wearability

Richard Mille, the renowned Swiss Watchmaker, has introduced its first automatic split-seconds chronograph, the RM 65-01. This timepiece is the result of five years of development and is the most complicated model ever produced by the brand.

The RM 65-01 combines the mechanical soul of RM 004, one of the first split - seconds chronographs created by Richard Mille in 2003, and the user-friendliness of an automatic watch that can be worn in any situation. The watch has a skeletonized movement that displays hours, minutes, seconds, date, a split-seconds chronograph with 30-minute and 12-hour counters, and a function selector.

The watch also features a rapid winding mechanism that allows the user to wind the mainspring by pressing a pusher at 8 o'clock. This innovative system is inspired by motorsport and offers convenience and efficiency. The watch has a power reserve of around 60 hours.

The RM 65-01 has a high-frequency balance wheel that oscillates at 5 Hz or 36,000 vibrations per hour. This enables the chronograph to measure time intervals with an accuracy of 1/10th of a second. The split-seconds function allows the user to record intermediate times or compare events.

The watch has a complex architectural balance that requires meticulous craftsmanship and rigorous testing. The movement is made of grade 5 titanium, a lightweight and resistant material that is widely used in the aerospace and automobile industries. The movement is also protected by a variable-geometry rotor that adjusts the winding according to the activity level of the wearer.

The RM 65-01 is available in several versions, including titanium, carbon TPT, gold and carbon TPT, and quartz TPT. The latter is a composite material that consists of hundreds of layers of quartz fibers stacked on top of each other. The quartz TPT version has a distinctive grey color and a striped pattern that contrasts with the red accents on the dial and the pushers.

The RM 65-01 is a masterpiece of technical prowess and aesthetic refinement that showcases Richard Mille's passion for innovation and excellence. It is a sports timepiece that can also be enjoyed in everyday life, thanks to its practical features and elegant design.

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