Gourmet Time Wear

Travel Time: Muted Elegance and Style

The Richard Mille RM 62-01 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm Timepiece. Photo courtesy Richard Mille

Watchmaker Richard Mille has once again fulfilled its philosophy of taking functionality and performance to new limits and this in a very limited edition timepiece for travelers. Richard Mille has effectively launched with Airbus Corporate Jets a new travel-watch, the Richard Mille RM 62-01 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm, inspired by and adapted to exclusive journeys on an Airbus corporate jet. With its complexity, its complications and its ergonomics, this piece is a total work of haute horlogerie.

Fashioning the highly complex RM 62-01 timepiece. Photo ©Jerome_Bryon Photo courtesy Richard Mille

The alarm function of the RM 62-01 is absolutely silent and the time signal is transmitted by a vibration that only the wearer can perceive, a perfect companion in a meeting room or inside a first-class cabin.

The Back of the Richard Mille RM 62-01 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm Timepiece. Photo courtesy Richard Mille

Meanwhile the timepiece is equipped with a range of complications catering to the business traveller. There is a convenient UTC indicator for a second time zone, indicated by the green hand at the center. At 9 o’clock, just below the sapphire dial, the intriguing tourbillon fascinates with its free-sprung balance oscillating away at 3Hz. The oversize date is positioned at 12 o’clock while the indicator for the movement’s 70-hour power reserve can be found at 11 o’clock. The watch clearly draws an inspiration from aeronautics with its sapphire glass shaped like an airplane window.

An Airbus Corporate Jet private jet takes to the skies. Photo courtesy Richard Mille

« The RM 62-01 is imagined prompting me to continue experiments begun with the RM 50-02 Tourbillon ACJ in a new kind of travel watch. The RM 62-01 is designed for the discretion prevailing in the hushed atmosphere of luxury. Transmitted exclusively by vibrations, its alarm function attests consideration and savoir-faire. It owes its existence to an absolutely singular technical approach. Supremely easy to use, this complication embodies a paradox. Normally, an effective alarm needs to be audible from afar, » explained the watchmaker Richard Mille, «Ours however, needed to remain within the compass of a few millimeters. We, who have plumbed the realm of engineering to protect our watches from shock and vibrations, were all of a sudden inviting these into the heart of the movement. Such was the daring quest behind the choice of materials and dimensions which constitute the pleasure and rarity of this piece. »

The watch has been brought out in a limited edition of just 30 pieces. ©The Gourmet Gazette


Richard Mille Paris
17 avenue Matignon
75008 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 40 15 10 00

Richard Mille New York
46 East 57th street
New York, New York, 10022
+1 212 419 8888

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