SIHH 2018: Richard Mille - RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough

SIHH 2018: Richard Mille – RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough

The experience between Richard Mille and Pablo Mac Donough, one of polo’s most noteworthy heroes ever, delivered excellent watches like the extraordinary RM 053 Tourbillon (you can peruse the historical backdrop of the brand following the connection toward the finish of this article).

Polo is a rich game however it is additionally a physical game where tough times are a normal event. Indeed, Pablo has supported countless breaks throughout his vocation.

In building up the new RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough, Richard Mille sets an unmistakable objective: making an incredibly intense watch, while uncovering its type. Long periods of examination and studies made it conceivable to deliver a wristwatch – and not a straightforward one but rather a  tourbillon! – that can oppose the rough blows and stuns emerging in a polo coordinate.

Energetic and dynamic, the RM 53-01 uncovers a suspended tourbillon type, obvious through the exceptional laminated sapphire glass of its Carbon TPT case, a complex armor of an altogether new kind for this high-hazard sport.

Well aware that normal glass would not give the vital protection from ward off the effect of a hammer, engineers for the brand, teaming up with Stettler – a world-renowned sapphire trained professional – took motivation from current practices in the car domain to create a laminated glass.

Utilization of this glass, composed of two sheets of sapphire glass isolated by a meager Polyvinyl film, comprises a horological first. Despite the solid shockwave created by a blow from a hammer, the glass may break, however without truly breaking, as checked during sway pendulum testing, when a metal spike was added to the 4.5 kg weight. The thickness of this glass is 2.40 mm at the middle and 5.69 mm at the edges.

With hostile to intelligent and UV coatings, this glass – licensed solely to Richard Mille – is 2.40 mm thick at the middle and 5.69 mm at the edges.

Interspersed by scores that support its primary respectability, the three sided case (44.50 mm x 49.94 mm x 16.15 mm) is machined in Carbon TPT, an extreme and basically indestructible security, perceived for its incredible protection from miniature breaks and tears. The trademark damascene sheen of Carbon TPT and sharp lines of the case address the particularly energetic nature of this watch.

The force restricting crown is an extra security framework to forestall unintentional overwinding, which could make harm the winding stem or put outrageous focus on the fountainhead barrel.

The complete case development is water-impervious to 50 meters because of two Nitrile O-rings, and is amassed utilizing 20 spline screws in evaluation 5 titanium and 316L tempered steel washers.

To shield the tourbillon from stuns, Richard Mille planned a link suspended development. The atypical engineering of this plan required the making of two separate baseplates. The first, or ‘peripheral’ baseplate, is fixed to the situation and supports the tensioner systems. The second, known as the ‘central’ baseplate, is connected to the fringe baseplate by links and joins the wheels comprising the type just as the winding system.

The focal baseplate rests, similar to a bug in its web, on two twisted steel links simply 0.27 mm in width. These links, outlining a three-dimensional design in their way through 10 pulleys, are secured by 4 tensioners.

The watchmaker is liable for tensioning the links by turning a spline screw situated at the focal point of each tensioner. By guaranteeing an even dispersion of strain, this pulley framework ensures ideal equilibrium of the whole system.

The suspended 3 Hz (21,600 vph) development and the utilization of evaluation 5 titanium (twofold baseplate and extensions) add to expand the solidness, while guaranteeing smooth working of the going train and ideal stun assurance.

Fitted with a free sprung offset with variable latency, the equilibrium wheel ensures more prominent dependability when exposed to stuns and during gathering or destroying of the development, hence accomplishing better chronometric results over the long run. For a more exact and repeatable change, the list is dispensed with and supplanted by four setting screws.

The RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough is a restricted version of 30 pieces with a cost of Euro 957,000. richardmille.com

Recommended perusing:

– History of the Richard Mille brand

– Richard Mille’s journey for advancement: hey tech materials