Richard Mille - RM 07-01 and RM 037 in Gold Carbon TPT

Richard Mille – RM 07-01 and RM 037 in Gold Carbon TPT

Two of the best Richard Mille models for Ladies, the RM 07-01 and the RM 037, are now available in Gold Carbon TPT, a new exclusive material that is the combination of carbon and gold leaf. Both the RM 07-01 and the slightly bigger RM 037 with oversize date have been previously given cases in Carbon TPT, ceramic or gold.  Now, the most recent interpretations of these models combine a composite material that is remarkable for its solidarity and lightness (Carbon TPT) with a precious metal which remains unrivaled in terms of appeal. The creation of Gold Carbon TPT was particularly challenging and required 4 years of advancement. Working with this new material is not less complex. Indeed, it requests extensive know-how and outright precision when it comes to designing milling projects and implement suitable cutting tools.  Carbon TPT is composed by multiple layers of equal filaments obtained by dividing carbon fibers. These layers, with a maximum thickness of 30 microns, are impregnated with resin at that point woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft by 45° between layers. For Gold Carbon TPT, the carbon layers are exchanged with sheets of gold.  The resulting surface is thoroughly amazing, with the unique look of Carbon TPT reminding us of high quality wood appearance enriched by stunning shades of gold. The damascene examples, uncovered indiscriminately during the manufacturing cycle, make every timepiece really unique. The tonneau formed instances of both the RM 07-01 and RM 037 casing dials set with black sapphires and Onyx.  The RM 07-01 is the littlest timepiece of the Ladies’ collection (45.66 mm x 31.40 mm x 11.85 mm). Its beating heart is the in-house CRMA2 caliber, a 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations each hour) skeletonised automatic development offering a power save of 50 hours (± 10%) and equipped with a variable-math rotor in 18-carat 5N red gold that makes it possible to change the automatic winding to the activity levels of its wearer. Only slightly bigger (52.63 mm x 34.40 mm x 13.00 mm), the RM 037 uncovers much more details of its in-house CRMA1 skeletonized development, including the two skeletonised schedule disks used to display the oversize date over a white field set under 12 o’clock. Beating frequency and self-governance are the equivalent of the CRMA2 model powering the RM 07-01.  This model additionally includes a function selector. Using the  press button at 4 o’clock, it is possible to choose the winding (W), impartial (N) and hand-setting (H) functions with a simple push.  With this special stuff framework, unpleasant powers put upon the crown are minimized, and any possible interference of the crown’s functions with the development is made impossible. This methodology ensures the integrity of the development and its mechanisms from outside influences, since it doesn’t utilize a classical crown connection that infiltrates to the movement’s heart. Creations of uncommon refinement that bring together innovation and prestige, the Richard Mille RM 07-01 and RM 037 have prices of CHF 147,000 and CHF 194,000, respectively. Suggested reading: – History of Richard Mille – Richard Mille’s quest for innovation: hi-tech materials