Richard Mille is no stranger to breaking records, and the brand’s latest watch is the RM 50-03 McLaren F1; this highly complicated split-seconds tourbillon watch, including the strap, weighs just 38 grams. From this perspective, the entire timepiece weighs less than a golf ball. That’s an impressive statistic considering what’s going on inside the watch.
As we’ve come to expect from Richard Mille, the brand has experimented with new and innovative materials to create their new timepieces. In addition to using both titanium and carbon TPT in watch construction, Richard Mille copy has also introduced Graph TPT, a material never before seen in watchmaking. The recently developed material, also known as graphene, has been tested to be 200 times stronger than steel while being lighter and more flexible. These properties and their impact on Formula 1 are why McLaren has invested so much in graphene research and development, and since the watch is the result of a collaboration between the two brands, Richard Mille chose the This innovative material is understandable. The same goes for timepieces.
Made from grade 5 titanium, the skeletonized construction further reduces weight, with the movement itself weighing just 7 grams. Remember, this movement has a tourbillon, split-seconds chronograph, 70-hour power reserve and torque indicator. The transverse cage that supports the movement is also made of TPT carbon fiber and is directly inspired by the “wishbone” suspension of the McLaren-Honda F1 race car. copy watch