RM 72-01 LIFESTYLE IN-HOUSE CHRONOGRAPH
This timepiece, available in four versions and equipped with the firm’s first-ever in-house chronograph caliber, epitomizes the brand’s new face for the next few years to come.
With its RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph, Richard Mille proposes its first-ever chronograph caliber boasting a flyback function developed and assembled in the brand’s workshops. Dial-side, this reference synthesizes 20 years dedicated to micrometric creation. In the openworked, layered architecture, two counters, 24 hours and 60 minutes, total short and long time recorded, up to one day. Colour codes make their reading in the dedicated sub-dials easier, orange for the minutes, green for the hours. And, the centrally-set direct-drive hovers over the seconds. In addition to the blue small seconds, the numerals 3, 8 and 11 draw the gaze, poised between the counters. A date, set in a vertical aperture at 7 o’clock, completes the ensemble. Everything is clear-to-the-eye, easy-to-read.
Just like in all Richard Mille’s creations, performance-dedicated innovation reigns supreme. In this case, it comes into play in the shape of an ingenious patented dual clutch system with oscillating pinions. Less cumbersome than a classical vertical clutch, this system invites to disunite the minutes and hours from the seconds for measuring time up to one day. And, despite its 425 components, the CRMC1 stands at just 6.05 mm high. Every option taken into account for its assembly was done so to limit weight and to optimize energy. The chronograph triggering has little or no influence on the 50-hour power reserve obtained thanks to the 950 platinum rotor crafted in a single block of material.
Four case variations (38.40 x 47.34 x 11.68 mm), 5N red gold, titanium and white or black ceramic, are available to adorn women’s and men’s wrists alike.
Price: on request richardmille.com
By Dan Diaconu
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