Richard Mille luxury has been investing tremendous energy in the production of high-end watches. The brand is committed to superb craftsmanship, excellent decoration and excellent materials. Continuously breaking through technological boundaries, the brand has always maintained innovation.
However, this is not without risks, requiring a lot of development and design of new manufacturing processes and strict quality control. For a very limited number of watches, this is a huge investment.
In addition to the technical challenges represented by movements, the cases that protect them also meet some of the most stringent standards available, and today offer the same satisfaction as the date of purchase.
No matter what material the Richard Mille case is made of, such as titanium, gold, carbon composite, carbon TPT®, sapphire or more, it will have inherent production difficulties due to its shape and form .
The curved profile of Richard Mille timepieces makes these luxury watches ergonomic and comfortable on all wrist sizes. However, this deliberate curvature is very time-consuming at each stage of creation: pre-production, production and finishing, in addition, the requirements for final quality control are particularly high.
The process of processing boxes can take several months and require hundreds of operations. Our box is sealed with grade 5 titanium spline screws. Because of this complexity and rigor, Richard Mille’s case is considered by Swiss watchmaking experts to be the most complex case in the industry.
The production of the sapphire case structure took us years of research and testing to ensure that its requirements for strength and comfort were adequately responded to. So far, only Richard Mille (Richard Mille) can realize such a complicated case design on sapphire.
The bezel, strap and bottom cover are all made from a single sapphire crystal. No polymer is used to process its complex, difficult lines or angles.
In the case of Richard Mille, with an amazing growth time of more than 4 weeks, each sapphire needs to be processed for more than 1,000 hours. Our chassis design is curved in all directions, which makes the problem even more difficult, which requires us to use multi-axis machine tools throughout the production process.
Sapphire’s hardness and lack of flexibility show extremely high precision requirements, that is, the fit between the two bezels and the strap and the push rod can be as low as microns. Indeed, anything related to the case and part of the case should play its due role without flaws.
After anti-glare treatment and 30 meters waterproof treatment, in all products of the entire Swiss watchmaking industry, it is the most difficult case to make perfect perfection, there is no one.