quinta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2011
Pré SIHH - relógio Richard Mille RM 037
Richard Mille RM 037, equipado com o novo calibre automático CRMA1, com rotor de inércia variável, desenvolvido e construído pela marca nas suas instalações de Les Breuleux, Suíça.
O calibre é feito em titânio, esqueletizado. Tem indicação de Grande Data, às 12 horas.e janela de função às 4 horas. O botão às 4 horas permite seleccionar as funções de dar corda (W), neutro (N) e acerto dos ponteiros (H). O botão às 10 horas controla a função de data. Tem novo mecanismo de coroa, patentado.
The RM 037 is fitted with a new crown mechanism, patented by Richard Mille for its own movement. Traditionally, the crown is attached directly to the movement which means the watchmaker will need to insert the stem at the point of assembly. The direct connection between the movement and crown can therefore sometimes be the cause of damage to the movement in the case of a sharp knock to the crown. The engineers at Richard Mille have been able to find a solution to this problem on the RM 037 and the crown is now separated from the case. This means the stem is no longer required and the risk of losing the crown or breaking the stem in the movement after a knock is minimalised. The crown is available in polished grade 5 titanium, red gold or white gold with double seal O-ring and collar in Alcryn.
The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a complete conceptual in approach to the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to extremely rigorous specifications, rather like the analytical engineering methods used in the design of Formula 1 racing cars where the chassis and the engine are developed in total union. 44 different stamping operations are required for the three main components of the case (bezel, caseband and case back). The machine tooling process requires 2 days of adjustment for the bezel, 2 days for the caseband and 2 days for the case back. The empty case requires more than 255 tooling operations and more than 5 hours of glazing and polishing in the final stage. The complex shape of the case is obtained thanks to a 5 axis machine. On each case, the “Richard Mille” engraving on the back and situated on the inside curve requires 45 hours. The tripartite case is water resistant to 50 meters, ensured by 2 Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 20 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in steel 316L.
Many details form the signature of the RM 037, such as a power reserve of 50 hours, a new rotor with variable geometry, a free sprung balance with variable inertia, the extensive use of spline screws throughout the movement …
Extreme technique, sophistication and hand-finished in the great tradition of Swiss watchmaking … the new in-house caliber CRMA1, is an exceptional piece which exemplifies the innovative style which is Richard Mille.