RM 59-01 Tourbillon Yohan Blake

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RM 59-01 Tourbillon Yohan Blake

Brand  : Richard Mille
Collection  : RM 59
Model  : RM 59-01 Tourbillon Yohan Blake
Reference  :
Nber of pieces : 50
Complement : Translucent Composite - Carbon Nanotubes
On sale : 2013

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  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 59
    Model  : RM 59-01 Tourbillon Yohan Blake
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 50
    Complement : Translucent Composite - Carbon Nanotubes
    On sale : 2013
    List Price : 648 000 €
    Height : 50.24 mm
    Width : 42.70 mm
    Thickness : 15.84 mm
    Styles : Atypical
    High Horology
    Sporty
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : RM 059-01
    Calibre distinction : Bridges like claws green and yellow
    Complication : Skeleton
    Tourbillon
    Case material : Green-yellow polymer
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Profiled
    Asymmetrical
    Shape : Tonneau
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Display : Skeleton hands
    Indexes : Dots
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : Green
    + More characteristics : Movement
    Skeletonised titanium baseplate
    Antocorodal PB109 aluminium bridges
    Free splung balance with variable inertia
    Fast rotating barrel
    (6 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours)
    Barrel pawl with progressive recoil
    Winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profile
    Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges
    Movement dimensions:
    30.50 mm x 28.70 mm
    Thickness: 5.20 mm
    Tourbillon diameter: 10.90 mm
    Balance wheel diameter: 9.12 mm
    Number of jewels: 19
    Balance wheel: Glucydur. with 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
    Barrel shaft in nickel-free Chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S). with the following characteristics:
    stainless – non-magnetic – tempered
    Power reserve:
    Circa 48 hours (±10%)

    Case
    Translucent composite composed of injected carbon nanotubes
    The nanotubes are injected into a mould containing a green-yellow polymer
    Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the case
    Torque limiting crown

DESCRIPTION

  • TOURBILLON RICHARD MILLE RM 59-01 YOHAN BLAKE

    The 23-year-old Jamaican Yohan Blake, multiple medallist at the London Olympics in 2012, is a member of the very exclusive circle of the world’s fastest sprinters. Last August in Lausanne, he won the 100 metres in just 9.69 seconds, running at a speed of 37.15 km/h, confirming his huge talent and record-breaking abilities.

    A partner of the brand since July 2012, Yohan Blake runs with a Richard Mille tourbillon prototype on his wrist. Offering a real-life testing ground, he has enabled Richard Mille’s engineers to define the specifications of a watch specifically designed for athletics.

    Like our other illustrious sporting partners, all members of the RM Family, Yohan Blake worked with Richard Mille to develop a special caliber designed for sprinters the world over. Mission accomplished with the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake, an aerodynamic, ergonomic and high-performance tourbillon watch featuring a very original structure that meets all the requirements of the sprinter and the brand.

    The RM 59-01 impresses at first sight thanks to its extremely dynamic bridges that span the movement and evoke the claws of the «The Beast», Yohan Blake’s nickname. Machined from anticorodal aluminium Pb109, an alloy of aluminium, magnesium, silicon and lead, they support the tourbillon carriage and center-wheel pinion while consolidating the grade 5 titanium baseplate assembly with the case. They are also eloxed (through anodic oxidation) and hand-painted in green and yellow, two colours that also appear on the aluminium flange in tribute to the Jamaican flag – and in honor of Yohan Blake!

    The RM 59-01 is equipped with a skeletonised, manually wound tourbillon movement, with an oscillating rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of circa 48 hours. It offers an optimal performance/ regularity/power reserve ratio, provided by the combination of grade 5 titanium with anticorodal aluminium Pb109, optimised going train and a variable inertia balance.

    The highly innovative case of the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake is a new interpretation of the tonneau shaped design favoured by Richard Mille. It features a surprising thickness and tapering extension between 2 and 5 o’clock, which prevents any rubbing of the torque-limiting crown against Yohan Blake’s wrist, making it extremely comfortable to wear. It is made from a translucent composite injected with carbon nanotubes. Thanks to its translucent character, the full complexity of the caliber can be admired through the case.

    The RM 59-01 possesses a powerful identity that compels its recognition as a remarkable piece in the collection. Its design and architecture reflect the personality of the sprinter Yohan Blake, while its performance and unexpected innovations highlight the ambition of Richard Mille to propose ever-more technical and spectacular products.

    A NEW NAMING SYSTEM FOR RICHARD MILLE WATCHES
    In 2001, Richard Mille created the first watch in the collection: the tourbillon RM 001. This exceptional, efficient timepiece, which refuses all compromise and artifice, and features the hand-applied finishes required by very fine watchmaking tradition, helped define the values of the brand and laid the foundations of a new millennium in watchmaking. Eleven years later, the range is composed of almost 50 models, all designed, developed and produced by the Richard Mille brand. From tourbillon calibers to automatic movements, Richard Mille timepieces translate a watchmaker’s vision of various industries, such as automobiles, sport, aeronautics and sailing.
    Richard Mille has decided to rethink the names of his watches in 2013 in order to classify them in families according to their characteristic themes and complications. For example, the models in the RM 011 family, all automatic sport watches equipped with a flyback chronograph, will be renamed the RM 11-01, RM 11-02, etc. Meanwhile, those in the RM 056 family of tourbillon calibers featuring sapphire-crystal cases will henceforth be known as the RM 56-01, RM 56-02, and so on.
    These new names will also be extended to the brand’s new collections.
  • TOURBILLON RICHARD MILLE RM 59-01 YOHAN BLAKE

    The 23-year-old Jamaican Yohan Blake, multiple medallist at the London Olympics in 2012, is a member of the very exclusive circle of the world’s fastest sprinters. Last August in Lausanne, he won the 100 metres in just 9.69 seconds, running at a speed of 37.15 km/h, confirming his huge talent and record-breaking abilities.

    A partner of the brand since July 2012, Yohan Blake runs with a Richard Mille tourbillon prototype on his wrist. Offering a real-life testing ground, he has enabled Richard Mille’s engineers to define the specifications of a watch specifically designed for athletics.

    Like our other illustrious sporting partners, all members of the RM Family, Yohan Blake worked with Richard Mille to develop a special caliber designed for sprinters the world over. Mission accomplished with the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake, an aerodynamic, ergonomic and high-performance tourbillon watch featuring a very original structure that meets all the requirements of the sprinter and the brand.

    The RM 59-01 impresses at first sight thanks to its extremely dynamic bridges that span the movement and evoke the claws of the «The Beast», Yohan Blake’s nickname. Machined from anticorodal aluminium Pb109, an alloy of aluminium, magnesium, silicon and lead, they support the tourbillon carriage and center-wheel pinion while consolidating the grade 5 titanium baseplate assembly with the case. They are also eloxed (through anodic oxidation) and hand-painted in green and yellow, two colours that also appear on the aluminium flange in tribute to the Jamaican flag – and in honor of Yohan Blake!

    The RM 59-01 is equipped with a skeletonised, manually wound tourbillon movement, with an oscillating rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of circa 48 hours. It offers an optimal performance/ regularity/power reserve ratio, provided by the combination of grade 5 titanium with anticorodal aluminium Pb109, optimised going train and a variable inertia balance.

    The highly innovative case of the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake is a new interpretation of the tonneau shaped design favoured by Richard Mille. It features a surprising thickness and tapering extension between 2 and 5 o’clock, which prevents any rubbing of the torque-limiting crown against Yohan Blake’s wrist, making it extremely comfortable to wear. It is made from a translucent composite injected with carbon nanotubes. Thanks to its translucent character, the full complexity of the caliber can be admired through the case.

    The RM 59-01 possesses a powerful identity that compels its recognition as a remarkable piece in the collection. Its design and architecture reflect the personality of the sprinter Yohan Blake, while its performance and unexpected innovations highlight the ambition of Richard Mille to propose ever-more technical and spectacular products.

    A NEW NAMING SYSTEM FOR RICHARD MILLE WATCHES
    In 2001, Richard Mille created the first watch in the collection: the tourbillon RM 001. This exceptional, efficient timepiece, which refuses all compromise and artifice, and features the hand-applied finishes required by very fine watchmaking tradition, helped define the values of the brand and laid the foundations of a new millennium in watchmaking. Eleven years later, the range is composed of almost 50 models, all designed, developed and produced by the Richard Mille brand. From tourbillon calibers to automatic movements, Richard Mille timepieces translate a watchmaker’s vision of various industries, such as automobiles, sport, aeronautics and sailing.
    Richard Mille has decided to rethink the names of his watches in 2013 in order to classify them in families according to their characteristic themes and complications. For example, the models in the RM 011 family, all automatic sport watches equipped with a flyback chronograph, will be renamed the RM 11-01, RM 11-02, etc. Meanwhile, those in the RM 056 family of tourbillon calibers featuring sapphire-crystal cases will henceforth be known as the RM 56-01, RM 56-02, and so on.
    These new names will also be extended to the brand’s new collections.
  • Brand  : Richard Mille
    Collection  : RM 59
    Model  : RM 59-01 Tourbillon Yohan Blake
    Reference  :
    Nber of pieces : 50
    Complement : Translucent Composite - Carbon Nanotubes
    On sale : 2013
    List Price : 648 000 €
    Height : 50.24 mm
    Width : 42.70 mm
    Thickness : 15.84 mm
    Styles : Atypical
    High Horology
    Sporty
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : RM 059-01
    Calibre distinction : Bridges like claws green and yellow
    Complication : Skeleton
    Tourbillon
    Case material : Green-yellow polymer
    Case peculiarity : Sapphire caseback
    Profiled
    Asymmetrical
    Shape : Tonneau
    Water-resistance : 30 meters
    Display : Skeleton hands
    Indexes : Dots
    Glass : Sapphire
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : Green
    More characteristics : Movement
    Skeletonised titanium baseplate
    Antocorodal PB109 aluminium bridges
    Free splung balance with variable inertia
    Fast rotating barrel
    (6 hours per revolution instead of 7.5 hours)
    Barrel pawl with progressive recoil
    Winding barrel teeth and third-wheel pinion with central involute profile
    Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the bridges
    Movement dimensions:
    30.50 mm x 28.70 mm
    Thickness: 5.20 mm
    Tourbillon diameter: 10.90 mm
    Balance wheel diameter: 9.12 mm
    Number of jewels: 19
    Balance wheel: Glucydur. with 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
    Barrel shaft in nickel-free Chronifer (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S). with the following characteristics:
    stainless – non-magnetic – tempered
    Power reserve:
    Circa 48 hours (±10%)

    Case
    Translucent composite composed of injected carbon nanotubes
    The nanotubes are injected into a mould containing a green-yellow polymer
    Spline screws in grade 5 titanium for the case
    Torque limiting crown

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