RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost

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RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost

Brand  : Richard Mille
Collection  : RM 70
Model  : RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost
Reference  :
Nber of pieces : 30
Complement : Carbon TPT® - Rubber Strap
On sale : 2017

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  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 70
    Model  : RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 30
    Complement : Carbon TPT® - Rubber Strap
    On sale : 2017
    List Price : 891 960 €
    Height : 54.88 mm
    Width : 49.48 mm
    Thickness : 17.65 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Atypical
    High Horology
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : RM70-01
    Calibre distinction : Skeleton
    Complication : Skeleton
    Tourbillon
    Power reserve indicator
    Odometer
    Case material : Carbon
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Shape : Asymmetrical
    Water-resistance : 50 meters
    Dial color : Black
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Skeleton baton hands
    Indexes : Triangles
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : Red
    + More characteristics :
    Movement
    Power reserve : approx. 70 hours
    Baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium
    Odometer
    Power reserve indicator located at 5 o’clock in the shape of a gauge, powered by a planetary differential
    Free sprung balance with varaible inertia
    Fast rotating barrel
    Barrel pawl with progressive recoil
    Winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profil
    BTR and spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges
    Movement dimensions: 37.10 mm x 29.73 mm
    Thickness: 10.70 mm
    Tourbillon diameter: 12.40 mm
    Balance diameter: 10.00 mm
    Number of jewels: 32
    Balance wheel: Glucydur®, 2 arms and 4 setting screws
    Inertia moment: 11.50 mg.cm2, lift angle 53°
    Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
    Balance spring: elinvar by Nivarox®
    Shock protection: KIF Elastor KE 160 B28 Barrel shaft in nickel-free Chronifer® (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S) with the following properties: stainless, antimagnetic, suitable for tempering

    Case
    Simultaneously tonneau shaped, rectangular and asymmetrical, the taut, curved lines of the RM 70-01 were designed to ensure fabulous comfort on the wrist and optimised legibility of the dial
    The tripartite case employs Carbon TPT®
    Spline screws in grade 5 titanium
    Torque-limiting crown
    Titanium upper flage
    Top and back sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment

DESCRIPTION

  • Alain Prost is an artist in the realm of speed, just as Richard Mille is an artist of timekeeping. The collaboration between the brand and the four-time Formula 1 World Champion, co-founder of the Renault e.dams team is founded on unshakable loyalty. This time, a shared interest in cycling provided inspiration. Much like the aeronautics and automotive industries, where R&D play an essential role, cycling is constantly evolving from a technical perspective. As for the object of their shared labours? That would be the all new RM70-01 calibre tourbillon, featuring an unprecedented odometer.

    Following extensive discussions with Alain Prost, as well as other cyclists, Richard Mille realised that many of them would be hard pressed to say how many kilometres they’d ridden since the beginning of the season. The RM 70-01’s never-before-seen totaliser remedies this by simply displaying the overall distance travelled. The pusher at 2 o’clock can select any of the 5 rollers of the odometer, whose readout is visible in a titanium window. Once a roller selected, pressing the pusher located at 10 o’clock advances the roller by one. The only effort required of the user is to add the day’s distance to the prior total.

    The mechanism itself, however, is much more complicated. The first pusher activates selection of a roller, one of the five. Execution is confirmed by perfect alignment of the two yellow arrows. The second pusher incrementally rotates the roller, which automatically blocks, thanks to the carry mechanism. To avoid accidental manipulations, the complication has been fitted with a neutral position (N). Thanks to a spring-lock, the selection fork will be lined up straight, with an arrow at 2 o’clock pointing to N as visual confirmation that the mechanism is locked.   

    The mechanical odometer can tally distances of up to 99,999 kilometres, but it can also serve as a reminder, as the mechanism makes it possible to specify set dates or times. Adjusting the odometer is done using two grade 5 titanium pushers. Located at 2 o’clock, the first pusher is a selector that can synchronise any of 5 selected rollers, or set the complication in neutral position. Depressing the second pusher, at 10 o’clock incrementally rotates the selected roller. Inspired by the gear indicators on the handlebar gearshift, markers on the odometer provide visual confirmation of the selection. As this function occupies the greater part of the movement, the calibre needed to be as compact as possible, which was achieved by positioning the barrel and the tourbillon on the same axis.

    Equipped with a 70-hour power-reserve, visible at 5 o’clock thanks to an indicator powered by a planetary differential, this manual winding tourbillon calibre sports a baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium. Titanium’s extreme stiffness enables the calibre to withstand the roughest of trails with ease. Nods to the realm of cycling abound, from the titanium Allen screws that fix the bridges, to the barrel ratchet, which recalls the design of forged wheel spokes, to say nothing of the tourbillon cage and dynamometric crown, evocative of a bicycle’s pedal.

    The beautifully finished movement possesses tremendous, almost vertiginous depth. Both its vertical architecture -which lines up the barrel and tourbillon along a single axis - and its compact size were essential because of how much space the odometer occupies within the case.

    And what a case it is! Machined out of Carbon TPT®, it perfectly combines tonneau, rectangular and asymmetrical shapes. Taut and curved, its unique lines not only ensure the greatest possible comfort when worn on the right wrist, but also optimised legibility of the time when gripping a cycle’s handlebars. As always at Richard Mille, function dictates form.

    In order that they may fully enjoy the dynamic and mechanical qualities of the RM 70-01, each buyer will receive as a gift their very own bespoke road cycle. Developed by Alain Prost and Richard Mille in partnership with the prestigious Italian bikemaker Colnago, these individually numbered bicycles are made by hand and painted in the watchmaking brand’s colours.  

  • Alain Prost is an artist in the realm of speed, just as Richard Mille is an artist of timekeeping. The collaboration between the brand and the four-time Formula 1 World Champion, co-founder of the Renault e.dams team is founded on unshakable loyalty. This time, a shared interest in cycling provided inspiration. Much like the aeronautics and automotive industries, where R&D play an essential role, cycling is constantly evolving from a technical perspective. As for the object of their shared labours? That would be the all new RM70-01 calibre tourbillon, featuring an unprecedented odometer.

    Following extensive discussions with Alain Prost, as well as other cyclists, Richard Mille realised that many of them would be hard pressed to say how many kilometres they’d ridden since the beginning of the season. The RM 70-01’s never-before-seen totaliser remedies this by simply displaying the overall distance travelled. The pusher at 2 o’clock can select any of the 5 rollers of the odometer, whose readout is visible in a titanium window. Once a roller selected, pressing the pusher located at 10 o’clock advances the roller by one. The only effort required of the user is to add the day’s distance to the prior total.

    The mechanism itself, however, is much more complicated. The first pusher activates selection of a roller, one of the five. Execution is confirmed by perfect alignment of the two yellow arrows. The second pusher incrementally rotates the roller, which automatically blocks, thanks to the carry mechanism. To avoid accidental manipulations, the complication has been fitted with a neutral position (N). Thanks to a spring-lock, the selection fork will be lined up straight, with an arrow at 2 o’clock pointing to N as visual confirmation that the mechanism is locked.   

    The mechanical odometer can tally distances of up to 99,999 kilometres, but it can also serve as a reminder, as the mechanism makes it possible to specify set dates or times. Adjusting the odometer is done using two grade 5 titanium pushers. Located at 2 o’clock, the first pusher is a selector that can synchronise any of 5 selected rollers, or set the complication in neutral position. Depressing the second pusher, at 10 o’clock incrementally rotates the selected roller. Inspired by the gear indicators on the handlebar gearshift, markers on the odometer provide visual confirmation of the selection. As this function occupies the greater part of the movement, the calibre needed to be as compact as possible, which was achieved by positioning the barrel and the tourbillon on the same axis.

    Equipped with a 70-hour power-reserve, visible at 5 o’clock thanks to an indicator powered by a planetary differential, this manual winding tourbillon calibre sports a baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium. Titanium’s extreme stiffness enables the calibre to withstand the roughest of trails with ease. Nods to the realm of cycling abound, from the titanium Allen screws that fix the bridges, to the barrel ratchet, which recalls the design of forged wheel spokes, to say nothing of the tourbillon cage and dynamometric crown, evocative of a bicycle’s pedal.

    The beautifully finished movement possesses tremendous, almost vertiginous depth. Both its vertical architecture -which lines up the barrel and tourbillon along a single axis - and its compact size were essential because of how much space the odometer occupies within the case.

    And what a case it is! Machined out of Carbon TPT®, it perfectly combines tonneau, rectangular and asymmetrical shapes. Taut and curved, its unique lines not only ensure the greatest possible comfort when worn on the right wrist, but also optimised legibility of the time when gripping a cycle’s handlebars. As always at Richard Mille, function dictates form.

    In order that they may fully enjoy the dynamic and mechanical qualities of the RM 70-01, each buyer will receive as a gift their very own bespoke road cycle. Developed by Alain Prost and Richard Mille in partnership with the prestigious Italian bikemaker Colnago, these individually numbered bicycles are made by hand and painted in the watchmaking brand’s colours.  

  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 70
    Model  : RM 70-01 Tourbillon Alain Prost
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 30
    Complement : Carbon TPT® - Rubber Strap
    On sale : 2017
    List Price : 891 960 €
    Height : 54.88 mm
    Width : 49.48 mm
    Thickness : 17.65 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Atypical
    High Horology
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : RM70-01
    Calibre distinction : Skeleton
    Complication : Skeleton
    Tourbillon
    Power reserve indicator
    Odometer
    Case material : Carbon
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Shape : Asymmetrical
    Water-resistance : 50 meters
    Dial color : Black
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Skeleton baton hands
    Indexes : Triangles
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : Red
    More characteristics :
    Movement
    Power reserve : approx. 70 hours
    Baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium
    Odometer
    Power reserve indicator located at 5 o’clock in the shape of a gauge, powered by a planetary differential
    Free sprung balance with varaible inertia
    Fast rotating barrel
    Barrel pawl with progressive recoil
    Winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profil
    BTR and spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges
    Movement dimensions: 37.10 mm x 29.73 mm
    Thickness: 10.70 mm
    Tourbillon diameter: 12.40 mm
    Balance diameter: 10.00 mm
    Number of jewels: 32
    Balance wheel: Glucydur®, 2 arms and 4 setting screws
    Inertia moment: 11.50 mg.cm2, lift angle 53°
    Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
    Balance spring: elinvar by Nivarox®
    Shock protection: KIF Elastor KE 160 B28 Barrel shaft in nickel-free Chronifer® (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S) with the following properties: stainless, antimagnetic, suitable for tempering

    Case
    Simultaneously tonneau shaped, rectangular and asymmetrical, the taut, curved lines of the RM 70-01 were designed to ensure fabulous comfort on the wrist and optimised legibility of the dial
    The tripartite case employs Carbon TPT®
    Spline screws in grade 5 titanium
    Torque-limiting crown
    Titanium upper flage
    Top and back sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment