What do you get when you combine the top engineering team participating in Formula One racing with one of the most groundbreaking watchmakers? The answer is: the highly complex watches cheap weighs only 38 grams, including the strap.
Richard Mille may release large case timepieces, but they are all made of exquisite materials and they are not as heavy as they seem. We have seen their watches on the wrists of athletes from different periods, such as the famous tennis player Rafael Nadal (Rafael Nadal), the famous golf player Bubba Watson (Bubba Watson)
Or South African sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk, dressed in Richard Mille, won the gold model that set a new 400m world record at the Rio Olympics.
On the other hand, the cars we see flashing on the Formula One track often push up the speed limit of these cars. Weight is one of the main characteristics that increase the speed of a motor vehicle. The McLaren team has been constantly experimenting with lightweight technology to improve lap times. But now they have collaborated with Richard Mille cheap, and the result is the lightest tourbillon chronograph ever made. This is Richard Mille’s first timepiece to participate in Formula One, but since they have signed a 10-year partnership with McLaren-Honda, so It is safe to say that more watches and plans will be announced eventually.
The 49mm three-part tonneau-shaped case is made of carbon fiber, titanium and a material called “Graph TPT”. It consists of a graphene-containing resin injected into 600 layers of carbon fiber, each layer of carbon fiber is about 30 microns thick. The combination of these three elements provides high resistance and portability.
More specifically, the bottom plate and the bridge are made of carbon fiber and titanium, and are attached to the transverse carbon fiber cage. Richard Mille (Richard Mille) gave an idea, he got it from the suspension system of McLaren-Honda F1. The Swiss watch company even stated that the watch was able to withstand 5,000 grams of shock load during internal testing.
The hollow pusher on the side of the chassis is inspired by the air intake on the “McLaren-Honda F1”; its crown with five accents is reminiscent of racing wheels. The torque and function indicators are controlled by the crown. It is estimated that the weight of graphene is six times that of steel and the strength is about 200 times that of steel. With a transparent bottom cover, you can view the internal structure of the mechanical movement.
Time is exhibited on the hollow dial, with many scattered elements and highlights. The 3 o’clock position is a function indicator, which functions like a car’s gearbox, by indicating different pointer setting positions when the crown is pulled out. The pointers and time markers have luminous filling to enhance readability.
The ultralight tourbillon is visible at 6 o’clock; followed by the torque indicator, which measures the tension of the mainspring between 12 o’clock and 1 o’clock; and is fleeting at 9 o’clock. There is also a power reserve indicator at 11 o’clock, and the tachometer scale is coiled around the baffle near the outer ring of the dial.
This “Richard Mille 50-03 Tourbillon Super Second McLaren F1 Chronograph” (Ref#: RM 50-03) is powered by a manual winding mechanical movement, the movement is RM50 -03 comes with 43 jewels and 21,600 vph. It has polished pivots, overlapping and polished contact points, as well as hand-polished locking parts and bevels. And: a one-second chronograph, 30-minute totalizer, power reserve indicator and tourbillon. When fully wound, the timepiece has a power reserve of up to 70 hours; and the water resistance can reach 50 meters (165 feet).
Mounted on the watch is commissioned by Richard Mille, BIWI S.A.’s innovative strap, which consists of a rubber strap infused with graphene to increase its elasticity and longevity.
The watch acquisition also includes this year’s McLaren-Honda Formula One 1:5 scale model, which is driven by two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso.