RM 33-02 AUTOMATIC
GRAPHIC AND EXTRA-FLAT
An esthetic evolution is granting the sporty chic model a new lease on life. It becomes the first automatic round model in TPT® carbon.
In 2011, the RM 033 was perfectly round. The evolution presented at the end of 2019, the RM 33-02 Automatic, still sports this geometric shape. However, the redesigned lines of the 42mm case are inspired by those of the tonneau shape found in the current production of Richard Mille timepieces. From this point forward, this esthetic signature is enhanced by the use of TPT® carbon for the bezel and red gold for the caseband. While the original model embodied delicate beauty with its 8.8mm thickness, the evolution is extra-flat, only 6.2mm high. Despite this marked difference, the watchmakers succeeded in the feat of integrating the same RMXPA1 caliber and its bidirectional off-center rotor (45 hours power reserve) that can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback.
As for the dial, apart from the hour and minute hands, which retain their shape, the presentation has been completely redesigned. The highly graphic skeletonization of the movement and the black PVD-coated titanium bridges provide a dynamic backdrop to the stylized and oversized Roman gold metal numerals. These are mounted on two circular titanium rails fixed directly to the movement. The fact that the assembly is encircled by the randomly patterned bezel and the six spline screws adds to the RM 33-02 Automatic’s versatile personality.
To reinforce its character, both sporty and stylish at once, the 140-piece limited edition is worn on a black rubber strap.
Price: CHF151,000 all taxes included richardmille.com
By Dan Diaconu
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