Cermet was originally used by Audemars Piguet on watches such as Royal Oak Offshore Schumacher and Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli. It was first used by AP on Jarno Trulli in 2010, and then all three iterations of Schumi. Cermet is a very advanced composite material commonly used in the manufacture of space shuttle heat shields. Its name is the result of the shrinkage of the terms “ceramic” and “metal”. Cermets are corrosion-resistant and very hard, with a hardness rating of 2360 Vickers.
Almost as hard as the diamond’s 2,400 Vickers hardness, making Cermet a wise choice, it can be used for a bezel that maintains overall brightness while easily exposing scratches. The physical properties of cermets are widely recognized, so they are often used in bulletproof protection, external aerospace fuselage components, and brakes for racing vehicles. This material in the watch industry combines the lightness of titanium with the hardness of diamonds.
The new Richard Mille RM 11-05 Cermet Flyback Chronograph GMT is limited. This is the brand’s first use of Cermet. The combination of carbon fiber TPT strap, grade 5 titanium case back and gray cermet bezel can significantly reduce the weight of RM 11-05. The added grey cermet is suitable for the pure aerodynamic lines of the iconic case, with a size of 50 x 42.70 mm and a total thickness of 16.15 mm.
The unique gray color of the cermet is due to the combination of the metal zirconium base and the high-performance ceramic blade. Its implementation needs to correspond to the rigor required to create the material itself. It is a challenge to heat and press very different kinds of materials together at high temperatures without changing their respective qualities. Facts have proved that it is more difficult to obtain a uniform overall, because in order to comply with the REACH standard, the nickel and cobalt normally used in this hard material series are excluded, thereby ensuring the safety of the European chemical production and use industry.
The structure of the self-winding movement makes titanium metal proud. Its functions include the GMT display, which can be easily adjusted by a button at 9 o’clock, 24-hour flyback chronograph and annual calendar.skeleton watches
Best Richard Mille RM 11-05 Automatique Chronographe Flyback GMT Replica Watch
Brand :Richard Mille
Range :RM 011
Model :RM 11-05 Automatique Chronographe Flyback GMT
Case material :titanium
Movement :Self winding
Case size :50.00×42.70 mm
Dial Color :Black
Thickness :16.15 mm
Water resistance :50 m
Bracelet material :Blue Rubber
The case shape :Tonneau
FUNCTIONS :Hours,Minutes,Seconds,Date,Month,Flyback Chronograph,Second Time Zone