Richard Mille RM 25-01

Richard Mille watches are ugly. I’m often amazed that I see a stone that doesn’t turn into a stone. Ugly and tacky might seem like genetically-challenged cousins, in “Can You Scream Like a Pig?” kinda funny. But cheesy is exuberant. It shouts happy TA-DA! If that TA-DA really goes crazy, a watch is in the Tacky Watch Hall of Fame. I nominate the 2018 Richard Mille RM 25-01. . .

Even with a quick glance at the dial, the designers of the RM 25-01 did not hesitate. While chapter rings aren’t as intimidating as Breitling’s “slide rule on the wrist” chronograph, Mr. Mille has worked with Sylvester Stallone on more numbers than lottery tickets and more arrows than junior archery competitions.

Putting the RM 25-01 on top is the appendix of the titanium case. The first Porsche Design watch also had an onboard compass, but the spirit level on the RM 25-01 was insane. “It keeps the watch perfectly level to improve accuracy when aiming with the compass hands.” Well, thank God.

There’s a lot of “that makes sense, but wait what?” to RM 25-01. See that silvery thing sticking out of the grade 5 titanium case at 2 o’clock? There are water purification tablets in it. I can imagine Sly opening the compartment, dropping a few tags into some brackish water, turning to the camera and saying “RM 25-01 – don’t leave the house without it.”

The more you learn about the replica watches best‘s capabilities, the more you’ll hear the giggles of the mad scientist proudly showing off his insane creations. Here is a deceptively simple description of the RM 25-01 engine:

Manual winding tourbillon movement with 24-hour display, minutes, seconds, chronograph, 30-minute totalizer, power reserve, torque and function indicators.

Behold! RM 25-01 CHRONOGRAPH TOURBILLON WITH 65 TO 72 HOURS POWER RESERVE (depending on how long you boil your eggs), free spring balance with variable inertia (increasing reliability), KIF ELASTOR KE 160 B28 shock protection, free-spin Barrel (down from 7.5 rpm to 6 rpm) and other high tech stuff.

Remember, there’s a reason ordinary soldiers and adventurers in the real world wear relatively simple quartz-powered G-SHOCKs. (Note: nothing without a rover is simple compared to the RM 25-10.) But what about the torque indicator in a watch with a torque-limiting crown?

Below 53 Nmm, the spring is considered too slack, while above 65 Nmm, excessive tension in the spring can adversely affect the operation of the mechanism, or actually jeopardize it.

As you make your way through the jungle – avoiding invisible aliens, bad guys with big guns and odd accents and crotch rot – at least you’ll be sure you’re not rushing through the torque limiting crown to overwind you ‘s hand-wound tourbillon. As long as you pay attention to the torque indicator when you wind the watch, that’s it. richard mille cheap

Someone somewhere – aside from the billionaire’s eight-year-old son and Sylvester Stallone (who paid the exact price for his RM 25-01) – may have even worn it in public. If so, great!

Wearing a Rolex or Patek Philippe (or Timex) is easy to enter the world of men with a smile. Wear the RM 25-01 on your wrist and you’re telling some – but not everyone – that you have more money than sanity. or taste it. It makes you weird. dangerous. unpredictable. And, ultimately, an honorable, crazy-cheesy, unabashed patron.

As straight-man queer eye interior design expert Tom Filicia observes, “Darkness and boredom are far more pathetic than cheesy.” If we didn’t have someone like Richard Mille we would What a sad world it would be to put cheesy into a “tactical” watch without even suggesting restraint, sarcasm or embarrassment – and make others pay for it.