Richard Mille takes care of the RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne limited to 50 pieces, inspired by the aerospace industry.
The quality of a Richard Mille watch is reflected in the design language of its architecture and materials. A company representative said that without using solid, complex materials, the watch would be difficult to withstand harsh conditions. With the RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne series, the company’s engineers utilize technical materials from the fields of aviation and Formula 1 racing, while paying attention to every small detail. After a long period of testing, a new machine was born, with high precision, lightness and durability.
“The RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne clearly depicts our ideals,” said representative Richard Mille. Before that, the company always conquered the world of enthusiasts with machines that focused on design, architecture and materials.
Richard Mille differentiates the RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne line right from the case with a completely new design, made from 5N red gold, reinforcing the outer rim, frame and pillar with Carbon TPT. This composite material is lightweight and highly durable, created by stacking hundreds of layers of carbon fibers on top of each other. Thanks to the automatic rotation process, each layer is staggered by 45 degrees, then heated to 120 degrees Celsius before being machined to micrometer precision.
Similar to the armor layer, the outer edge is responsible for protecting the case and is fixed with 20 long screws. The manufacturer harmoniously combines many elements in the new product including: the striking appearance of the Carbon TPT layers, the glitter of gold, the royal blue color of the cushion plate and the honeycomb pattern.
Necessary conditions for limited edition
Richard Mille’s new machine structure clearly demonstrates the concept of aerodynamics. Accordingly, Carbon TPT material is placed in the center of the disc, combined with a honeycomb-shaped orthorhombic crystal structure, made from Haynes 214 alloy and blue PVD treatment, which is the treatment method. first applied by Richard Mille.
This alloy of nickel, chromium, aluminum, and iron is often used in thermal environments exceeding 955 degrees. They are resistant to oxidation at high temperatures, can be molded and assembled using conventional methods and still provide many optimal features. This alloy is suitable for the combustion chamber (also known as the combustion chamber), which is the sealed compartment inside the internal combustion engine, where the combustion or explosion process occurs. Therefore, the disc of RM 21-01 provides high stiffness, very low thermal expansion coefficient and good torsional tension resistance… These factors are necessary conditions for a disc. Richard Mille watch.
Richard Mille’s movement uses level 5 Titanium material, a titanium alloy with aluminum – vanadium, trusted in the aerospace industry thanks to its ability to ensure high hardness and corrosion resistance.
The tourbillon’s mainspring barrel and bridges consist of four bars on an open round base with a gold rim, placed in the center of a disc with mechanical properties, suitable for the rotation of the parts, while enhancing the beauty of the tourbillon. The watch is finished with a 5N red gold PVD treatment, enhancing contrast in the case and levitating mechanism.
Appreciate sophistication and mechanics
The sapphire crystal dial provides a transparent window for the hand-wound Caliber RM21-01. The power reserve indicator display is placed in place of the number at 11 o’clock, while the torque indicator occupies the 1 o’clock position.
At 4 o’clock, the function selector is operated by a pusher integrated in the center of the crown, crafted in Carbon TPT and 5N red gold, with the insert in the same material as the white rubber bracelet. The company applies a simple press operation to switch from neutral position (N) to winding (W) and adjusting the time (H).
The movement is finished by hand, meticulously, from beveling, polishing the edges of the parts, applying a series of technical materials, creating every detail… to combining the Tourbillon movement to counteract the impact of earth’s gravity. RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne brings a new experience, helping users explore new horizons.