RM 039 Aviation E6-B

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RM 039 Aviation E6-B

Brand  : Richard Mille
Collection  : RM 039
Model  : RM 039 Aviation E6-B
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Nber of pieces : 30
Complement : Titanium - Caoutchouc Strap
On sale : 2012

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  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 039
    Model  : RM 039 Aviation E6-B
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 30
    Complement : Titanium - Caoutchouc Strap
    On sale : 2012
    List Price : 1 005 500 €
    Diameter : 50 mm
    Thickness : 19.40 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Sporty
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : RM 039
    Complication : Countdown Mechanism
    60-Minute Counter
    Skeleton
    12-Hour Counter
    Second Time Zone (UTC)
    24-Hour Display
    Flyback Chronograph
    Tourbillon
    Power Reserve Indicator
    Function Indicator
    Tachymeter
    Big Date
    Small Seconds
    Circular Slide Rule
    Case material : Titanium
    Case peculiarity : Bidirectional turning bezel
    Sapphire caseback
    Traitement antireflet
    5 pushers
    Shape : Round
    Dial : Sapphire
    Display : Superluminova luminescent skeleton hands
    Central chronograph minute hand
    Central second time zone hand
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Dots
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : Black
    + More characteristics : Movement
    Diameter: 38.95 mm
    Thickness: 7.95 mm
    Number of jewels: 58
    Balance wheel:
    GLUCYDUR. 2 arms and 4 setting screws
    Moment of inertia 11.50 mg.cm2. angle of lift 53°
    Frequency: 21.600 vph (3 Hz)
    Balance spring:
    ELINVAR by NIVAROX
    Shock protection:
    KIF ELASTOR KE 160 B28
    Stones set in white-gold bezel settings
    Barrel shaft in nickel-free Chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S). with the following characteristics: stainless -
    antimagnetic - tempered
    Power reserve: approx. 70 hours

    Titanium base plate and bridges
    Balance wheel with variable inertia
    Fast rotating barrel
    Winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profile
    Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges


    Case
    new patented stem-crown assembly provides total protection of the movement from external
    influences. as the crown of the RM 039 is not connected to the heart of the movement

    Chronograph's pushers at 8 and 10 o'clock
    Countdown activation pusher at 9 o'clock
    Countdown setting pusher at 4 o'clock
    Date setting pusher at 2 o'clock

    Dial
    In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare coating (both sides). protected by 8 silicon clamps inserted in the outer and inner grooves

    Upper flange in titanium with a black surface treatment. its hour-markers are filled with an approved luminescent substance

DESCRIPTION

  • TOURBILLON RM 039 AVIATION E6-B FLYBACK

    Aviation and aeronautics have always been sources of inspiration for Richard Mille. As such, materials including titanium, carbon nanofiber, honeycombed orthorhombic titanium aluminide, ARCAP or even tungsten carbide have all found applications in the collection, stepping out of the aeronautical world and into the realms of watchmaking for the first time. The mechanical and aesthetic properties of these materials are now recognized in Haute Horlogerie in just the same way as precious metals.

    To explore these themes in greater depth, Richard Mille has created a caliber designed for flight navigation. This complete and technically sophisticated instrument is an ultra-modern interpretation of an essential device used by every established pilot. It also reproduces the materials and visual codes used in the aviation industry.

    The RM 039 AVIATION E6-B displays much of the same information provided by the famous E6-B flight computer, which was invented in the United States by Naval Lieutenant Philip Dalton during the 1930s. This round slide rule, incorporated into the bidirectional rotating bezel, can be used to read off and calculate fuel burn, flight times, ground speed, density altitude or wind correction, as well as the fast conversion of units of measurement (Naut/KM/Gallons/Liters/Feet/KG/LBS). The RM 039 tourbillon caliber is also equipped with a UTC hand, a countdown mode, an oversize date at 12 o’clock and a function selector. The tourbillon movement drives a flyback chronograph featuring an exclusive design.

    This complication provides pilots with a fast, practical device for measuring a series of successive elapsed times when navigating through different marker points. The flyback chronograph function combined with the E6-B flight computer brings the possibility of real time measurement to its functionality and applications.

    By uniting all these functions in the RM 039, Richard Mille has extended the applications of the E6-B slide rule and turned it into an instrument that is even better suited to a pilot’s needs. When preparing for a flight, the E6-B slide rule remains the most accurate device for determining the necessary fuel reserve and density altitude (essential for take-off and landing). The fact that the E6-B flight computer needs no power source also makes it an extremely safe flight instrument for pilots, even today.

    This new Richard Mille caliber respects all the codes and requirements of Haute Horlogerie, notably in the close attention devoted to every detail of the movement and case, both of which are remarkable for their exceptional finishing and complexity.

    The design of this tourbillon flyback chronograph required many years of research and development. This unique complication is the first of its kind at Richard Mille and the first of its kind in the world. This includes some 740 parts, 58 jewels and a power reserve of circa 70 hours displayed at 2 o'clock. It also incorporates the new patented crown mechanism presented on the RM 037, which protects the movement from shocks and poor manipulation.

    This extremely complex, highly technical caliber is the perfect instrument for dealing with the challenges that pilots face during flights. The RM 039 AVIATION E6-B tourbillon represents the ultimate blend of watchmaking and aeronautics.

    The RM 039 AVIATION E6-B is available in a limited edition of 30 titanium timepieces with titanium lugs.

    CASE

    The case features a unique three-part structure. The system is completed by the incorporation of horns in the case assembly. The three-part case of the RM 039 is very difficult to make. After a turning operation lasting 1 hour and 40 minutes, no less than 800 milling operations are required, taking several hours. Machining demands nearly 11 hours of separate operations. It is followed by a meticulous quality control procedure that takes a full day for each case. The 5 pushers, their components and the crown of the RM 039 require 10 days of machining, during which they undergo numerous tests for water-resistance and quality control, followed by the manual brushing and polishing of the entire case. All of these stages are vital in producing the characteristic ergonomic quality of Richard Mille watches. To facilitate reading off altitude density, the RM 039 has a movable indicator at 2 o'clock incorporated into the edge. This edge is also equipped with a button, which raises the indicator up when pressed once. This ensures a more accurate read-out.

    BIDRECTIONAL BEZEL WITH E6-B SLIDE RULE

    The bezel of the RM 039 provides a large amount of information positioned on the E6-B slide rule:

    Rotating bezel


    The yellow transfers show a logarithmic scale (from 10 to 99) and the units of measurement, in red, can be used to convert the measurements used in aeronautics. Equivalents can thus be found between kilometers (KM), nautical miles (NAUT) and statute miles (STAT), or between liters (Liters), US gallons (US GAL) and imperial gallons (IMP GAL). Meters (Meters) can also be converted into feet (FT), and kilograms (KG) into pounds (LBS) and vice versa. The indications shown in yellow on the outside at 9 o'clock enable the air temperature to be selected from -60°C to +50°C. This is essential for calculating real altitude in flight in relation to temperature. An altitude scale is provided via a red transfer on the outside of the bezel at 12 o'clock. It is expressed in thousands of feet, from 0 to 50. The same scale is visible on the outside (white transfer) at 2:30, but graduated in this case from -10 to +45. Using these two scales on the outside of the bezel combined with the slide rule enable real flight speed to be calculated in relation to air temperature and altitude.

    Fixed bezel

    A second logarithmic scale (from 10 to 99) can be used to read off conversions of units of measurement. It also has an hour scale from 1 o'clock (rate 60) to 9 o'clock. This scale can be used to solve any problem related to distance, speed and time. By combining the logarithmic scales on the fixed and rotating bezels, values can be added, subtracted, multiplied and even divided. Positioned at 9 o'clock, the yellow transfer shows the scale in thousands of feet from 0 to 30 and the red one at 12 o'clock shows an air temperature scale from -70°C to +50°C. Lastly, the fixed bezel of the RM 039 gives an altitude indication in thousands of feet (located at 2:30). Read-off is facilitated by the addition of a movable indicator incorporated in the edge of the case-middle.

    The desired calculation will depend on the position of the rotating bezel in relation to the fixed bezel. This bezel is exceedingly complex, and required many months of research to combine the easy adjustment and optimum legibility of these various calculations and their results.

    FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

    The architecture of this movement has enabled a coherent and rational arrangement of components. It avoids superfluous superimpositions and features technical solutions that optimize its functions. For example, the geometry of the column wheel has been designed to ensure perfect synchronization of the control of the different levers, even over the long term. This synchronization is essential for creating a faultless timing instrument. This new design has been implemented to conserve regulation and ensure perfect long-term operation.

    Operation: the user can start or stop the chronograph by means of a pusher located at 10 o'clock. The flyback function can be reset to zero at any time using the pusher located at 8 o'clock.
    To stop: use the start/stop pusher located at 10 o'clock to stop the chronograph, then press the reset/flyback pusher

    COUNTDOWN

    The hand of the chronograph minutes counter can be used in countdown mode by means of a pusher located at 9 o'clock. Pressing it once activates the function. An aperture at 7 o'clock displays the mode selected: ON for countdown mode and OFF for chronograph mode.

    Operation: a pusher at 4 o'clock enables the hand to be adjusted quickly between 59 minutes and 01 minutes. Pressing lightly will advance the hand by one minute, while pressing more firmly will advance it by 5 minutes. Once the countdown time has been set, the pusher at 10 o'clock can be used to start the chronograph. When the minutes hand reaches zero, the display at 7 o'clock changes to OFF. At any moment, the function can be reset to zero via the flyback by pressing the pusher at 8 o'clock.
  • TOURBILLON RM 039 AVIATION E6-B FLYBACK

    Aviation and aeronautics have always been sources of inspiration for Richard Mille. As such, materials including titanium, carbon nanofiber, honeycombed orthorhombic titanium aluminide, ARCAP or even tungsten carbide have all found applications in the collection, stepping out of the aeronautical world and into the realms of watchmaking for the first time. The mechanical and aesthetic properties of these materials are now recognized in Haute Horlogerie in just the same way as precious metals.

    To explore these themes in greater depth, Richard Mille has created a caliber designed for flight navigation. This complete and technically sophisticated instrument is an ultra-modern interpretation of an essential device used by every established pilot. It also reproduces the materials and visual codes used in the aviation industry.

    The RM 039 AVIATION E6-B displays much of the same information provided by the famous E6-B flight computer, which was invented in the United States by Naval Lieutenant Philip Dalton during the 1930s. This round slide rule, incorporated into the bidirectional rotating bezel, can be used to read off and calculate fuel burn, flight times, ground speed, density altitude or wind correction, as well as the fast conversion of units of measurement (Naut/KM/Gallons/Liters/Feet/KG/LBS). The RM 039 tourbillon caliber is also equipped with a UTC hand, a countdown mode, an oversize date at 12 o’clock and a function selector. The tourbillon movement drives a flyback chronograph featuring an exclusive design.

    This complication provides pilots with a fast, practical device for measuring a series of successive elapsed times when navigating through different marker points. The flyback chronograph function combined with the E6-B flight computer brings the possibility of real time measurement to its functionality and applications.

    By uniting all these functions in the RM 039, Richard Mille has extended the applications of the E6-B slide rule and turned it into an instrument that is even better suited to a pilot’s needs. When preparing for a flight, the E6-B slide rule remains the most accurate device for determining the necessary fuel reserve and density altitude (essential for take-off and landing). The fact that the E6-B flight computer needs no power source also makes it an extremely safe flight instrument for pilots, even today.

    This new Richard Mille caliber respects all the codes and requirements of Haute Horlogerie, notably in the close attention devoted to every detail of the movement and case, both of which are remarkable for their exceptional finishing and complexity.

    The design of this tourbillon flyback chronograph required many years of research and development. This unique complication is the first of its kind at Richard Mille and the first of its kind in the world. This includes some 740 parts, 58 jewels and a power reserve of circa 70 hours displayed at 2 o'clock. It also incorporates the new patented crown mechanism presented on the RM 037, which protects the movement from shocks and poor manipulation.

    This extremely complex, highly technical caliber is the perfect instrument for dealing with the challenges that pilots face during flights. The RM 039 AVIATION E6-B tourbillon represents the ultimate blend of watchmaking and aeronautics.

    The RM 039 AVIATION E6-B is available in a limited edition of 30 titanium timepieces with titanium lugs.

    CASE

    The case features a unique three-part structure. The system is completed by the incorporation of horns in the case assembly. The three-part case of the RM 039 is very difficult to make. After a turning operation lasting 1 hour and 40 minutes, no less than 800 milling operations are required, taking several hours. Machining demands nearly 11 hours of separate operations. It is followed by a meticulous quality control procedure that takes a full day for each case. The 5 pushers, their components and the crown of the RM 039 require 10 days of machining, during which they undergo numerous tests for water-resistance and quality control, followed by the manual brushing and polishing of the entire case. All of these stages are vital in producing the characteristic ergonomic quality of Richard Mille watches. To facilitate reading off altitude density, the RM 039 has a movable indicator at 2 o'clock incorporated into the edge. This edge is also equipped with a button, which raises the indicator up when pressed once. This ensures a more accurate read-out.

    BIDRECTIONAL BEZEL WITH E6-B SLIDE RULE

    The bezel of the RM 039 provides a large amount of information positioned on the E6-B slide rule:

    Rotating bezel


    The yellow transfers show a logarithmic scale (from 10 to 99) and the units of measurement, in red, can be used to convert the measurements used in aeronautics. Equivalents can thus be found between kilometers (KM), nautical miles (NAUT) and statute miles (STAT), or between liters (Liters), US gallons (US GAL) and imperial gallons (IMP GAL). Meters (Meters) can also be converted into feet (FT), and kilograms (KG) into pounds (LBS) and vice versa. The indications shown in yellow on the outside at 9 o'clock enable the air temperature to be selected from -60°C to +50°C. This is essential for calculating real altitude in flight in relation to temperature. An altitude scale is provided via a red transfer on the outside of the bezel at 12 o'clock. It is expressed in thousands of feet, from 0 to 50. The same scale is visible on the outside (white transfer) at 2:30, but graduated in this case from -10 to +45. Using these two scales on the outside of the bezel combined with the slide rule enable real flight speed to be calculated in relation to air temperature and altitude.

    Fixed bezel

    A second logarithmic scale (from 10 to 99) can be used to read off conversions of units of measurement. It also has an hour scale from 1 o'clock (rate 60) to 9 o'clock. This scale can be used to solve any problem related to distance, speed and time. By combining the logarithmic scales on the fixed and rotating bezels, values can be added, subtracted, multiplied and even divided. Positioned at 9 o'clock, the yellow transfer shows the scale in thousands of feet from 0 to 30 and the red one at 12 o'clock shows an air temperature scale from -70°C to +50°C. Lastly, the fixed bezel of the RM 039 gives an altitude indication in thousands of feet (located at 2:30). Read-off is facilitated by the addition of a movable indicator incorporated in the edge of the case-middle.

    The desired calculation will depend on the position of the rotating bezel in relation to the fixed bezel. This bezel is exceedingly complex, and required many months of research to combine the easy adjustment and optimum legibility of these various calculations and their results.

    FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH

    The architecture of this movement has enabled a coherent and rational arrangement of components. It avoids superfluous superimpositions and features technical solutions that optimize its functions. For example, the geometry of the column wheel has been designed to ensure perfect synchronization of the control of the different levers, even over the long term. This synchronization is essential for creating a faultless timing instrument. This new design has been implemented to conserve regulation and ensure perfect long-term operation.

    Operation: the user can start or stop the chronograph by means of a pusher located at 10 o'clock. The flyback function can be reset to zero at any time using the pusher located at 8 o'clock.
    To stop: use the start/stop pusher located at 10 o'clock to stop the chronograph, then press the reset/flyback pusher

    COUNTDOWN

    The hand of the chronograph minutes counter can be used in countdown mode by means of a pusher located at 9 o'clock. Pressing it once activates the function. An aperture at 7 o'clock displays the mode selected: ON for countdown mode and OFF for chronograph mode.

    Operation: a pusher at 4 o'clock enables the hand to be adjusted quickly between 59 minutes and 01 minutes. Pressing lightly will advance the hand by one minute, while pressing more firmly will advance it by 5 minutes. Once the countdown time has been set, the pusher at 10 o'clock can be used to start the chronograph. When the minutes hand reaches zero, the display at 7 o'clock changes to OFF. At any moment, the function can be reset to zero via the flyback by pressing the pusher at 8 o'clock.
  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 039
    Model  : RM 039 Aviation E6-B
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 30
    Complement : Titanium - Caoutchouc Strap
    On sale : 2012
    List Price : 1 005 500 €
    Diameter : 50 mm
    Thickness : 19.40 mm
    Styles : High Horology
    Sporty
    Atypical
    Types : Hand-winding
    Calibre : RM 039
    Complication : Countdown Mechanism
    60-Minute Counter
    Skeleton
    12-Hour Counter
    Second Time Zone (UTC)
    24-Hour Display
    Flyback Chronograph
    Tourbillon
    Power Reserve Indicator
    Function Indicator
    Tachymeter
    Big Date
    Small Seconds
    Circular Slide Rule
    Case material : Titanium
    Case peculiarity : Bidirectional turning bezel
    Sapphire caseback
    Traitement antireflet
    5 pushers
    Shape : Round
    Dial : Sapphire
    Display : Superluminova luminescent skeleton hands
    Central chronograph minute hand
    Central second time zone hand
    Indexes : Luminescent
    Dots
    Glass : Sapphire
    Antireflective coating
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : Black
    More characteristics : Movement
    Diameter: 38.95 mm
    Thickness: 7.95 mm
    Number of jewels: 58
    Balance wheel:
    GLUCYDUR. 2 arms and 4 setting screws
    Moment of inertia 11.50 mg.cm2. angle of lift 53°
    Frequency: 21.600 vph (3 Hz)
    Balance spring:
    ELINVAR by NIVAROX
    Shock protection:
    KIF ELASTOR KE 160 B28
    Stones set in white-gold bezel settings
    Barrel shaft in nickel-free Chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S). with the following characteristics: stainless -
    antimagnetic - tempered
    Power reserve: approx. 70 hours

    Titanium base plate and bridges
    Balance wheel with variable inertia
    Fast rotating barrel
    Winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profile
    Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges


    Case
    new patented stem-crown assembly provides total protection of the movement from external
    influences. as the crown of the RM 039 is not connected to the heart of the movement

    Chronograph's pushers at 8 and 10 o'clock
    Countdown activation pusher at 9 o'clock
    Countdown setting pusher at 4 o'clock
    Date setting pusher at 2 o'clock

    Dial
    In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare coating (both sides). protected by 8 silicon clamps inserted in the outer and inner grooves

    Upper flange in titanium with a black surface treatment. its hour-markers are filled with an approved luminescent substance