The automotive world has always been the source of inspiration for Maison Richard Mille. Richard Mille applies the same creativity, research and development processes to watches to create the limits and powerful mechanisms of efficiency, performance and innovation.
The brand also participates in motorsports with well-known sports partners such as Felipe Massa or Jules Bianchi, and participates in internationally renowned events with official chronographs such as the Le Mans Classic or the Pau Historique Grand Prix.
But there is a field of automobiles that Richard Mille has not yet explored, which has long attracted his great interest, namely road safety. Therefore, he decided to develop a watch that can provide real answers to road safety questions to support his long-time friend Jean Todt and the world organization “FIA Road Safety Action”. The team of Richard Mille and Jean Todt chose to jointly develop a mechanism that eliminates the physical constraints imposed on the body during strong deceleration, in order to inform the driver and enable They are aware of the danger of the road. This is how the G Tourbillon RM 036 Jean Todt sensor was created.
The RM 036 adopts the barrel shape that the brand loves. Curved and ergonomically designed case
Jean Todt (Jean Todt) fused RM036 movement, which is a tourbillon movement, carbon nanofiber main board, completely made of grade 5 titanium alloy and ARCAP. This combination of materials provides the best resistance and flatness for the movement, while the polished, micro-sprayed and satin-finished parts provide an excellent contrast between materials and surfaces. This mechanical winding movement with hours, minutes and small seconds has an unprecedented complexity, namely the mechanical G sensor.
Renaud Papi has developed a patented system specifically for Richard Mille. The G sensor works according to the principle of quality translation. This complex device is directly assembled on the board and aims to intuitively record the number of Gs accumulated by the luxury replica watches wearer during the severe deceleration process. The G sensor of RM 036 is composed of more than 50 parts, the size is only 17mm, and it can withstand tens of G deceleration.
Therefore, we understand the absolute necessity of movement and the unremitting rigidity. Another special function of RM 036 is to place the scale at the 12 o’clock position, which uses a needle to indicate whether it is safe to decelerate (green area) or whether the deceleration has reached the driver’s critical threshold (red area). It can be quickly reset to 0 using the button at 9 o’clock.
RM 036 was officially unveiled in Istanbul at the FIA Awards Ceremony on December 7. Jean Todt (Jean Todt) will donate the profits of this outstanding work to two of his dearest organizations: the Global Road Safety Movement and the Institute of Cerebral Spine (ICM), which he co-founded.