Of all sports, Formula One is undoubtedly the most fascinating, including large-scale performances, celebrities, endorsements and plenty of champagne. Some of the most respected athletes are Formula One drivers. replica watches for sale.There is also a lot of nostalgia. Characters like Jim Clark and Ayrton Senna are legends of the past. However, one of the best things about Formula One is that we can see new legends. Definitely the greatest driver in history is the Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen, who has now collaborated with Richard Mille.
Kimi Räikkönen (Kimi Räikkönen) is currently racing for Alfa Romeo, which is a team that we usually don’t work with in Formula One. Since the 1950s, Alfa Romeo has been racing up and down in Formula One. This brand is reminiscent of Italian nostalgia, classic motorsport and most importantly: malfunction. Jeremy Clarkson is a former Prime Gear host and the latest performer on the Amazon Prime tour. Jeremy Clarkson firmly believes that to be a greasy ghost, you need Own Alfa Romeo at some point. There is no doubt that racing for them makes Kimi Räikkönen the main petrol head, as if it is not enough to participate in Formula One, so he needs a watch to cooperate.
Fortunately, Richard Mille specializes in such watches, and their new work for Kimi is another example. His watch is equipped with a second hand chronograph and tourbillon. Compared with the watches made for other racers in the past, it sounds much more ordinary on the surface, such as the world rally legend Sébastien Loeb. The RM 36-01 watch features a G-Force meter, or the strange-looking RM 70-01 by Formula One legend Alain Prost. However, please don’t get me wrong. Although it does not have heinous new complications, it does not mean that it will not improve on existing complications.
For example, the column wheel was redesigned to reduce the number of columns to ensure flawless performance. Thanks to the reduced friction in the new components, designers have been able to reduce the power consumption of the chronograph by 50%. The balance wheel inside the tourbillon hangs freely like a Rolex watch to improve shock resistance. It uses KIF Elastor KE 160 B28 shock absorber. The winding speed of the spring barrel is faster, so now the number of rotations of the barrel is equal to six hours instead of seven and a half hours, as we have seen in several other watches before. The winding teeth of the barrel connected to the third pinion have also been improved, and the contact angle between them is better to ensure smoother movement. The dial also displays the power reserve indicator and the mainspring torque indicator, which indicates whether the mainspring is within its optimal range of torque transmission, making the watch more accurate.
However, the most impressive feat of the movement is the choice of materials used. The chassis and some bridge options are made of grade 5 titanium alloy, while the bridge between the seconds hand chronograph and the bracket supporting the movement is made of CarbonTPT®. The use of this material means that the entire movement weighs only 7 grams.
The 49.65mm x 44.50mm x 16.10mm box is made of QuartzTPT® developed by North Thin Ply Technology. It is made of 600 layers of silicone, each with a thickness of 45 microns. These layers are impregnated with a white matrix that imparts color to the shell, and then placed in an autoclave to subject them to high temperature and pressure. The manufacturing method of TPT® carbon fiber is the same, but both the movement and the strap use carbon fiber instead of silicone. Two Nitril O-ring seals make this watch water resistant to 50m, which actually means that unless you need repairs, don’t submerge it.
Richard Mille RM 50-04 Kimi Räikkönen Richard Mille (Richard Mille) is passionate about the automotive world. His motto is “Racing Machine on Wrist”, so he has always been particularly associated with the four wheels.
We all know it as Formula One driver Felipe Massa or his Romain Grosjean, Alain Prost, Jean Todt , Sebastian Ogier (Sebastian Ogier) made a very popular RM 11 model, and cooperation with Lotus, McLaren, Charles LeClerk, Mick Schumacher, Haas F1 or Jackie Chan, etc.
One of the most unique and respected drivers in the Formula One circus (such as Finn Kimi Räikkönen) also joined this selection of partners and friends. The iceman is known for the cold he often exhibits. He won the world championship in 2007 and was one of the pilots to win the highest award.
Through cooperation with this outstanding driver, the RM 50-04 tourbillon minute-second chronograph Kimi Räikkönen, currently working for the Swiss Alfa Romeo Racing Team, was born.
It has a 44.5 x 49.65×16.10 mm three-piece case with a water resistance of 50 meters and shows the color of the Alfa Romeo team. It is made of TPT quartz, with off-white pearls on the front/bezel and back and black TPT carbon fiber in the middle. . Red details have been added to the dial and timing buttons.
In order to make the front and back of the box, 600 layers of 45 micron silica have been used. These silicas are superimposed and impregnated with a white resin specially developed for the brand, and dispersed by an automatic placement system, which is at 45 ° every The direction of the fibers in the layer. Then they are heated to 120 degrees in an autoclave, which gives the material a high hardness/weight ratio, resistance to UVA rays and hypoallergenicity, and due to the distribution of fibers, each watch is unique . Use the same technology, but use carbon fiber layers to make the rest of the box (carrura). The combination of these technologies enables the watch to withstand shocks of up to 5,000 Gs.
It comes with a torque crown, which is an additional safety system that prevents the mechanism from being over-assembled, otherwise it may damage the seatpost or put too much pressure on the barrel of the barrel.
This technical movement internally beats at a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The manual winding movement RM 50-03, made of TPT carbon and titanium, weighs only 7 grams. It provides hour, minute, chronograph (dual chronograph) with alarm function, power reserve indicator for up to 70 hours at 11:00, torque at 01:00, and at 03:00 W Provides functions (to load to movement), N (neutral gear) and H (hour setting). At 06:00 we see the 1-minute tourbillon and at 09:00 we see the 30-minute counter.
The highlighted detail is the 7 o’clock number, which is the only completely hollowed-out number that appears on the dial and refers to the number used by Raikkonen.
The finishing touch is a red technical fabric strap integrated in the case.