Two days before the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix, on September 18, 2019, Richard Mille (Richard Mille) demonstrated a fascinating novelty-a tourbillon and split chronograph Functional exquisite high-end watch. It was created in memory of experienced racing driver Kimi Räikkönen and his Alfa Romeo racing team.
The Singapore Grand Prix will mark the 307th game of the Finnish athlete known as the “Iceman”. Before us, there is an impressive model of sports life: 18 years of professional career, Kimi Räikkönen (Kimi Räikkönen) has won 103 championships, 21 of which stood in the highest position. So far, the athlete is the most famous Finnish racer in Formula One.
From now on, Kimi will wear the RM 50-04 tourbillon minute-second chronograph on the track. In the production of this exclusive manual-winding watch, grade 5 titanium and TPT®-carbon weighing only 7 grams were used. The connection between the tourbillon and the split chronograph requires a detailed study of the mechanism of energy transfer. The need to reduce friction between parts has led to the development of improved versions of the “teeth” of the reel and pinion, which in turn improves the torque.
The stunning timing device is designed in the color of a single racing C38. The bezel and back cover made of TPT®-quartz are white. In the process of making this material, 600 layers of silicon with a thickness of only 45 microns were impregnated with a white substrate and baked in an autoclave at 120°C.
This technology can achieve the best abrasion resistance and light-weight ratio, providing materials with hypoallergenic and UV resistance. The case (44.50 x 49.65 x 16.10 mm) of the new high-end watch uses the same technology and is made of TPT®-carbon. In the wonderful Richard Mille timepiece, the combination of white and red can be found on the rubber strap of this model. Red decorations are also used on the internal bezel, chronograph, power reserve and Fake watches operating mode indicators. On the dial made of grade 5 titanium, the number “7” stands out as a reference for Räikkönen’s number. The model has been tested and can withstand up to 5000G overload.
Raikkonen himself said to the new model of the Richard Mille brand that became an ambassador in 2018: “We are known in Finland for our courage and determination. We even have a word called “sisu”. Although There are a lot of difficulties, which still made us cross the finish line. However, in my sport, sisu is not enough. I have to rely on high-performance technology and team spirit-since joining the Alfa Romeo Racing Team, I have been very Appreciation. Most importantly, there must be pure passion! Richard Mille has been relying on these three aspects to power his engine for many years-guts, technical ability and most importantly fun. This is Why I am so happy to wear the breakthrough RM 50-04 on my wrist.”
On the occasion of the upcoming Singapore Formula One Grand Prix on September 22, Richard Mille (Richard Mille) will launch the RM 50-04 tourbillon minute-second chronograph Kimi Raikkonen with partners.
With this new exclusive timepiece, the Swiss brand pays tribute to the F1 world champion driver and his current driver Alfa Romeo Racing Team.
The RM 50-04 movement developed for this model is extremely sophisticated, with a split-second tourbillon tourbillon and a grade 5 titanium and carbon fiber TPT movement. It weighs only 7 grams due to its exquisite skeleton.
In order to combine these complexities in one mechanism, perfect energy transmission is required to ensure trouble-free operation. The need to reduce friction prompted the research team to improve the tooth profile on the barrel and second pinion.
This high-tech movement is equipped with the latest generation of seconds hand mechanism developed by the engineer of Richard Mille.
The new column wheel can operate the different levers of the second hand function and optimize the operation of the chronograph. The previous Richard Mille chronograph traditionally used 8-row wheels, while the one equipped with RM 50-04 now only has 6 columns to ensure optimized simultaneous movement, maximum function lock and larger The adjustment durability. wholesale watches replica
The case measures 44.50 x 49.65 x 16.10 mm, made of quartz TPT and carbon TPT, and uses the same color as the Alfa Romeo C38 single-seater sedan. The unique appearance of the white Quartz TPT material is achieved by inserting 600 layers of 45 micron thick silicon layers and immersing them in a white matrix, and then heating them to 120°C in an autoclave. This process allows the material to have a high resistance/weight ratio, non-allergenic properties and excellent UV resistance.
The technology was developed by North Thin Ply Technology and is also used for carbon TPT intermediate materials, but this time it uses carbon fiber.
The red echo can also be seen inside the movement, especially on the carbon fiber TPT flange, chronograph and power reserve, torque and function indicators.
The fifth grade titanium dial also includes No. 7, which is worn by Kimi during the competition. The combination of these technical solutions provides excellent resistance to this complex part, which has been internally tested and can withstand an impact of 5,000 grams.
The 70-hour power reserve indicator at 11 o’clock is visually balanced with the torque indicator at 2 o’clock. The torque indicator provides information about the tension of the mainspring, thereby optimizing the chronograph function of the movement. When it is lower than 53 Nmm (Newton millimeters), the spring is considered to be too loose; when it is higher than 65 Nmm, the excessive tension in the spring will adversely affect the operation of the mechanism, and may even endanger the operation of the mechanism.
In a way similar to a car gearbox, the function indicator at 4 o’clock allows you to check the positions of the mainspring (W), neutral (N) and hand setting (H) when the crown is pulled out.
Richard Mille RM 50-04 Tourbillon Minutes and Seconds Chronograph Kimi Raikkonen (Kimi Raikkonen) has two Nitril O-rings and is water-resistant to 50 meters / 165 feet.