The unique feature of the Richard Mille series is that it has created not only one type but several models in a short period of time,Richard Mille RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat, which has been recognized by collectors and industry professionals as a contemporary watchmaking The ultimate symbol of the industry. Of course, one of the most popular icons must be RM 010 Automatic, whose pure lines and functions have always resonated with customers around the world. Richard Mille (Richard Mille) has never stood still. He believes that it is now time for a new iteration and is destined to become another sign of the future: RM 67-01 automatic superflat.
The mechanical aspects of creating a thin automatic watch have its own series of special difficulties, but one of the double challenges is to combine this movement design with the visual depth of the interior of the movement-this is Richard Mille (Richard Mille) ) The core tenet of the method. . The extreme skeletonization of the RM 67-01 provides many clues in this regard, but the new method of dial construction shifts the eye from the edge of the three-layer bezel to the hour and minute hands in the central area.
The figures of this new model are made of solid metal and mounted on rigid titanium rails directly connected to the two links of the movement. The vertical date window now moves to the right of the dial at 5 o’clock.
RICHARD MILLE RM 67-01 Automatic Super Level
Brand Richard Mill
Reference RM 67-01 Rose Gold
Case 18 carat rose gold
Dimensions 38.7 x 47.52 x 7.75 mm
Movement self-winding movement CRMA6
Power reserve about 50 hours
Water resistance 50 meters
Strap / Bracelet Rubber
Titanium aluminum housing
The design and execution of the watch demonstrate the complete conceptual approach of the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything was constructed according to extremely strict specifications, using the analytical engineering methods used in the design of the Formula One car, in which the chassis and engine were developed in full harmony. For example, the sleeve ring is no longer used, and the movement is mounted on the chassis mounting rubber (ISO SW) secured by 4 titanium alloy screws. Such functions prove that the level of technology is not affected.
The case of RM 50-02 is made of titanium aluminum (TiAl). This intermetallic alloy has characteristics between metal and ceramic, and its physical characteristics have mechanical characteristics similar to ceramics. It has extremely high rigidity and is much lighter than traditional titanium alloys. This titanium aluminum is the same alloy used by Airbus for its jet turbine blades, and it must work safely under the convergence of high temperature and high pressure fields, thus requiring a very strong and highly stress-resistant material.
The main difficulty in preparing TiAl is that the melting points of the two main components, titanium and aluminum, differ greatly. Continuous heating in a plasma furnace ensures the uniformity of the TiAl ingot used to process the RM 50-02 shell
The titanium aluminum alloy frame is made with the second ATZ white ceramic frame. This high-quality ceramic is based on alumina powder injected at a pressure of 2,000 bar. This high-pressure injection increases the rigidity by 20-30% and reduces the porosity of the material to an absolute minimum.
ATZ’s reputation is a particularly scratch-resistant material (1400 Vickers hardness), and has a constant color. After diamonds, it is one of the hardest materials in the world. The use of diamond tools for a long and difficult process is essential to create the complex form of the bezel, which has the final matte surface finish. These qualities make it an ideal material for the front of the cheap replica watches, and this area is very vulnerable to impact and wear.
The case is assembled from 20 Torq set screws made of grade 5 titanium and wear-resistant washers made of 316L stainless steel.
Case-specific TORQ screws
Torque fixing screws utilize a wave-shaped slot pattern, where each arm of the slot is also offset from its adjacent position. These types of screws are used in aerospace applications, and the applied torque must be strictly enforced and provide security against tampering. Compared with the cross-shaped design, this configuration can provide greater strength within the screw and has excellent torque transmission capabilities. The shape also ensures perfect interlocking of the screwdriver and drill bit, even if the screw is corroded, stuck or frozen, it can be quickly removed.
Torque limit crown
This added safety system prevents the fake luxury watch from being wound up accidentally, which may result in damage to the winding spring or excessive pressure on the spring of the barrel.
Internal flange (external and internal)
The green paint made of metal is sometimes punctuated and filled with approved luminescent materials.
Sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare coating (both sides), protected by 8 silicon clips
Bessel and case return
Bezel side: Sapphire (1800 Vickers hardness), with anti-glare coating (both sides). Thickness: 1.60 mm
Back cover: Sapphire anti-glare coating (both sides)
Thickness: 1.20 mm
–Bevel polished by hand
–Hand-polished locking profiles
–Microjet milled profiles
– Overlapping and polished contacts – polished pivot
– Brushed and micro-painted surface – hand polished chamfer
–Chamfering and chamfering with diamond tools
– Round decorative surface
– Gold plating (before cutting teeth)
– Perform minimal correction to preserve wheel geometry and performance