RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson

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RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson

Brand  : Richard Mille
Collection  : RM 038
Model  : RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson
Reference  :
Nber of pieces : 38
Complement : Magnesium-Aluminium alloy AZ91
Year : 2011
Is not commercialised any more

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  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 038
    Model  : RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 38
    Complement : Magnesium-Aluminium alloy AZ91
    Year : 2011
    Is not commercialised any more
    List Price : On request
    Height : 48 mm
    Width : 39.70 mm
    Thickness : 12.80 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Sporty
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : RM038
    Complication : Tourbillon
    Skeleton
    Case material : Titalyt II® treatment
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Traitement antireflet
    Shape : Tonneau
    Water-resistance : 50 meters
    Display : Luminescent skeleton hands
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Dots
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : White
    Strap clasp : Pin buckle
    + More characteristics : Numbered Limited Edition

    Movement
    Variable inertia. free-sprung balance
    Fast rotating barrel
    Barrel pawl with progressive recoil
    Winding bareel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profile
    Bottom plate. bridges and spline screws in grade 5 titanium

    Dimensions of movement:
    30.60 mm x 29.37 mm
    Thickness: 7.55 mm
    Tourbillon diameter: 10.90 mm
    Balance diameter: 9.12 mm
    19 jewels
    Balance:
    Glucydur. 2 arms. 4 setting screws. inertia moment 11.50 mg.cm2.
    angle of lift 53°
    Frequency:
    21.600 vph (3Hz)
    Balance spring:
    Elinvar by NIVAROX
    Shock protection:
    KIF ELASTOR de KE 160 B28
    Barrel shaft :
    In niickel-free chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr13 +S) with following characteristics: stainless. antimagnetic. suitable for tempering
    Power reserve: approx. 48 hours

    Case
    Two Nitril O-ring seals
    Grade 5 titanium spline screws

    Interior Minute flange in white carbon fiber

DESCRIPTION

  • RICHARD MILLE RM 038 TOURBILLON BUBBA WATSON

    Tonneau case - Limited Edition - available in Magnesium-Aluminium alloy AZ91.

    American golfer Bubba Watson is to join Felipe Massa and Rafael Nadal as part of the Richard Mille team of ambassadors. This golfer stands out from the crowd with his unique physique and personality and he will wear the new tourbillion RM 038 in all future golf tournaments. The Richard Mille brand enters the world of professional golf, a domain that also portrays high performance and precision.

    Bubba Watson, 32 years old, is making his mark as one of the best players of his generation. Born in Florida, he is fully self-taught and has never had a golf lesson. At a height of 1,91 meters and weighing 82 kilos, he is one of the most awesome-looking of the golfing circuit. He has one of the most powerful drives and has consistently been the longest hitter on the PGA tour since 2006. 2010 also represented a hallmark in his career as in June he won his 1st USPGA Tour event. Thanks to his excellent results, Bubba obtained a place in this year’s Ryder Cup in the American team. 2011 is looking to be a very promising year for Bubba Watson after an exceptional 2010.

    Apart from being a big hitter, Bubba Watson is also one of the rare left handed players on the golfing circuit who likes to wear bracelets on his wrists when playing. A fantastic situation for Richard Mille who has undertaken the development of a specific tourbillon watch for the golfer. Following on from Felipe Massa and Rafael Nadal, Bubba Watson will also partner the brand. In 2011 he will wear a watch, the RM038, in real world conditions to test the technology and its shock resistance.  As in Formula 1 racing and tennis, golf is a sport with no compromises and a perfect real world test for Richard Mille.

    This time, Richard Mille decided to design and manufacture an innovative Tourbillon Watch able to work in Golf’s specific conditions with 3 obsessions: lightness, extreme shock resistance and comfort.

    The case, (48mm x 39.70mm x 12.80mm), encloses the caliber RM038, with 19 jewels and beating at 3Hz, has its bottom plate, bridges and balance cock made of grade 5 titanium. This allows the whole assembly to be given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train. The skeletonized baseplate was subjected to separate and extensive validation tests to insure optimal strength requirements.

    The RM 038 tourbillon caliber has a fast rotating barrel which provides significant decrease of periodic internal mainspring adhesion; which increases performance. Moreover it provides an excellent mainspring delta curve with ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratio. Besides a central involute profile of the winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion provides an optimal pressure angle of 20°. This promotes effective rotary motion and allows for compensation of possible variations in the engagement of the going train, thus insuring excellent torque transmission with a distinct improvement in performance.

    The RM 038 case is made of an extremely rugged and light alloy called Magnesium-Aluminium AZ91. This alloy is composed of magnesium 90% and aluminium 8.9%. Magnesium density is of 1, 74 g/cm3, which means it is one of the lightest metal used for construction. After a long and delicate machining phase, this alloy is given an electro-plasma oxidation treatment named Titalyt II®. The whitish color of the case is due to this treatment: it is a cristalline oxide ceramic with a high ratio of high resistant composites such as MgAl2O4 spinels. This improves both hardness and scratch resistance of this alloy, and also its wear resistance and corrosion resistance. This treatment applied to Magnesium-Aluminium is biocompatible. It is used in aerospace, automotive industries and medical sector.

    The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 12 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.

    The RM 038 is the new Richard Mille Tourbillon designed for golfers and sportsmen who appreciate haute horlogerie, cased into high-tech materials for extrem conditions.
  • RICHARD MILLE RM 038 TOURBILLON BUBBA WATSON

    Tonneau case - Limited Edition - available in Magnesium-Aluminium alloy AZ91.

    American golfer Bubba Watson is to join Felipe Massa and Rafael Nadal as part of the Richard Mille team of ambassadors. This golfer stands out from the crowd with his unique physique and personality and he will wear the new tourbillion RM 038 in all future golf tournaments. The Richard Mille brand enters the world of professional golf, a domain that also portrays high performance and precision.

    Bubba Watson, 32 years old, is making his mark as one of the best players of his generation. Born in Florida, he is fully self-taught and has never had a golf lesson. At a height of 1,91 meters and weighing 82 kilos, he is one of the most awesome-looking of the golfing circuit. He has one of the most powerful drives and has consistently been the longest hitter on the PGA tour since 2006. 2010 also represented a hallmark in his career as in June he won his 1st USPGA Tour event. Thanks to his excellent results, Bubba obtained a place in this year’s Ryder Cup in the American team. 2011 is looking to be a very promising year for Bubba Watson after an exceptional 2010.

    Apart from being a big hitter, Bubba Watson is also one of the rare left handed players on the golfing circuit who likes to wear bracelets on his wrists when playing. A fantastic situation for Richard Mille who has undertaken the development of a specific tourbillon watch for the golfer. Following on from Felipe Massa and Rafael Nadal, Bubba Watson will also partner the brand. In 2011 he will wear a watch, the RM038, in real world conditions to test the technology and its shock resistance.  As in Formula 1 racing and tennis, golf is a sport with no compromises and a perfect real world test for Richard Mille.

    This time, Richard Mille decided to design and manufacture an innovative Tourbillon Watch able to work in Golf’s specific conditions with 3 obsessions: lightness, extreme shock resistance and comfort.

    The case, (48mm x 39.70mm x 12.80mm), encloses the caliber RM038, with 19 jewels and beating at 3Hz, has its bottom plate, bridges and balance cock made of grade 5 titanium. This allows the whole assembly to be given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train. The skeletonized baseplate was subjected to separate and extensive validation tests to insure optimal strength requirements.

    The RM 038 tourbillon caliber has a fast rotating barrel which provides significant decrease of periodic internal mainspring adhesion; which increases performance. Moreover it provides an excellent mainspring delta curve with ideal power reserve/performance and regularity ratio. Besides a central involute profile of the winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion provides an optimal pressure angle of 20°. This promotes effective rotary motion and allows for compensation of possible variations in the engagement of the going train, thus insuring excellent torque transmission with a distinct improvement in performance.

    The RM 038 case is made of an extremely rugged and light alloy called Magnesium-Aluminium AZ91. This alloy is composed of magnesium 90% and aluminium 8.9%. Magnesium density is of 1, 74 g/cm3, which means it is one of the lightest metal used for construction. After a long and delicate machining phase, this alloy is given an electro-plasma oxidation treatment named Titalyt II®. The whitish color of the case is due to this treatment: it is a cristalline oxide ceramic with a high ratio of high resistant composites such as MgAl2O4 spinels. This improves both hardness and scratch resistance of this alloy, and also its wear resistance and corrosion resistance. This treatment applied to Magnesium-Aluminium is biocompatible. It is used in aerospace, automotive industries and medical sector.

    The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 12 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.

    The RM 038 is the new Richard Mille Tourbillon designed for golfers and sportsmen who appreciate haute horlogerie, cased into high-tech materials for extrem conditions.
  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 038
    Model  : RM 038 Tourbillon Bubba Watson
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 38
    Complement : Magnesium-Aluminium alloy AZ91
    Year : 2011
    Is not commercialised any more
    List Price : On request
    Height : 48 mm
    Width : 39.70 mm
    Thickness : 12.80 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Sporty
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : RM038
    Complication : Tourbillon
    Skeleton
    Case material : Titalyt II® treatment
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Traitement antireflet
    Shape : Tonneau
    Water-resistance : 50 meters
    Display : Luminescent skeleton hands
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Dots
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : White
    Strap clasp : Pin buckle
    More characteristics : Numbered Limited Edition

    Movement
    Variable inertia. free-sprung balance
    Fast rotating barrel
    Barrel pawl with progressive recoil
    Winding bareel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profile
    Bottom plate. bridges and spline screws in grade 5 titanium

    Dimensions of movement:
    30.60 mm x 29.37 mm
    Thickness: 7.55 mm
    Tourbillon diameter: 10.90 mm
    Balance diameter: 9.12 mm
    19 jewels
    Balance:
    Glucydur. 2 arms. 4 setting screws. inertia moment 11.50 mg.cm2.
    angle of lift 53°
    Frequency:
    21.600 vph (3Hz)
    Balance spring:
    Elinvar by NIVAROX
    Shock protection:
    KIF ELASTOR de KE 160 B28
    Barrel shaft :
    In niickel-free chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr13 +S) with following characteristics: stainless. antimagnetic. suitable for tempering
    Power reserve: approx. 48 hours

    Case
    Two Nitril O-ring seals
    Grade 5 titanium spline screws

    Interior Minute flange in white carbon fiber

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