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.
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.
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.
« 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
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75008 Paris, France
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