Richard Mille recently launched a timepiece, which brings together two stereotypes of the brand, the state of materials and high-tech manufacturing, and two interesting contents, a wonderful complexity, And cooperated with Jean Todt. Even if only 15 Richard Mille RM 036 Tourbillon G-sensor “Jean Thoth” timepieces are produced, all profits from the sale will be used for charity.
The model has a complex form of G force sensor made by Renaud Papi, which gradually displays the amount of G accumulated by the wearer in a short moment of rapid acceleration, ranging from red to yellow to green. Even if this complication has no practical use, it is still interesting to check G-s from time to time.
On the other hand, Jean Todt is the current head of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), who is a very important figure in today’s automotive industry.
Richard Mille (Richard Mille): RM 036 Tourbillon G sensor Jean Todt (Jean Todt)
Richard Mille (Richard Mille) often draws inspiration from racing cars to design many of his watches. The new RM 036 tourbillon G sensor Jean Todt (Jean Todt) was only officially unveiled at the Geneva Watch Salon. It is the first watch with complications designed to protect the safety of the driver.
The new racing model has a striking titanium case with a diameter of 50 x 42.7 mm. The RM 036 manual winding movement is installed in the case, and the lower part of the case is a grade 5 titanium alloy tourbillon. The power reserve of this movement is 70 hours. In Richard Mille’s best quality replica watches, the freely rotating balance wheel can be finely adjusted by an adjustable weight, with a torque display and a function selector. The wearer only needs to Press a button to choose between neutral, manual winding and pointer position.
However, this watch features a mechanical G force sensor, and Richard Mille and his long-time friend, FIA President Jean Todt (Jean Todt) co-sponsored this idea . G force is the load that acts on the human body during acceleration or strong braking operations. Renaud et Papi (Renaud et Papi) developed the G force sensor specifically for Richard Mille. The sensor is composed of more than 50 parts and has a height of 17 mm. The display is located in the upper third of the dial.
According to the company’s own statement, the system should withstand tens of gigabytes of delay. If the pointer is in the green area, there is no danger to personnel; if the pointer moves in the red area, the force generated when the vehicle brakes suddenly may have a negative impact. It remains to be seen whether ordinary watch wearers have ever entered this critical area. The reset button can be used at nine o’clock to reset the display. There will only be 15 examples of Jean Todt with RM 036 tourbillon G sensor. Part of the sales revenue will be used for the road safety campaign carried out by the FIA.
For Richard Mille (Richard Mille), the automotive world has always been a source of inspiration, Richard Mille (Richard Mille) used the same creativity and R&D process in the watch design to achieve efficient , Extreme solutions characterized by high performance and innovation.
The brand has been directly involved in motorsports through partnerships with Felipe Massa and Jules Bianchi. Richard Mille is also the official timekeeper for famous sporting events such as Le Mans Classic and Pau Historique. Despite years of interest in this world, Richard Mille has not explored one aspect of the world: driving safety.
Therefore, he decided to support his long-time friend Jean Todt and the FIA Road Safety Action by the International Automobile Federation, and developed a watch that can make a real contribution to road safety issues. The two teams of Richard Mille and Jean Todt worked closely to develop a mechanism that can measure physical phenomena applied to the human body during rapid deceleration to make the driver aware To the risks associated with driving.
Therefore, the tourbillon G sensor RM 036 Jean Todt was born. The RM 036 adopts the shape of a wine barrel, which is a recurring theme of the brand. The ergonomically curved case, especially required by Jean Todt, is equipped with the RM 036 movement, which is a tourbillon movement entirely made of grade 5 titanium alloy and ARCAP. And equipped with carbon nanofiber board. This combination of materials gives the movement the best resistance and has strict surface flatness, and forms a sublime contrast between its mirror-polished, micro-shot and satin-polished parts.
The manual winding movement can indicate hours, minutes and seconds, and has an unprecedented complexity: a mechanical acceleration sensor.
The G sensor system, developed and patented by Renaud & Papi specifically for Richard Mille, allows you to control an indicator that shows the strength of deceleration experienced by the vehicle driver during driving.
It is composed of 50 components of only 17 mm, directly assembled on the board, its moving mass is very small, can bear the weight of tens of G. Therefore, the absolute need for the extreme rigidity of the entire movement is understandable.
The unique function of RM 036 is to report measurement data on the appropriate scale at 12 o’clock with one hand, allowing you to check whether the driver’s deceleration intensity is bearable (green area) or critical (red area). The button on the case at 9 o’clock resets the hands to zero.
RM 036 was officially unveiled at the 2012 FIA Season Awards Ceremony in Istanbul on December 7. Jean Todt donated the profits from the sale of this excellent watch to his two most intimate initiatives: the Global Road Safety Movement and his co-founder ICM Brain and Spine Institute.
Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt will be released in limited edition titanium.