Gray Cermet made its mark in this new replica watches.
In the spirit of Richard Mille, gray cermet is the result of painstaking research by the brand, which is unswervingly committed to creating new materials. This Richard Mille exclusive material for watchmaking combines the lightness of titanium with the hardness of diamonds.
The structure of the self-winding movement makes titanium proud. Its features include, in particular, the GMT display, which can be easily adjusted via the button at 9 o’clock, the 24-hour flyback chronograph and the annual calendar. The added gray cermet is suitable for the pure aerodynamic lines of the iconic case, measuring 50 x 42.70 mm and having a total thickness of 16.15 mm.
Cermet has a unique gray color and is a combination of metal zirconium base and high-performance ceramic blades. 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 whole, because in order to comply with the REACH standard, nickel and cobalt that are usually used in this hard material series are excluded, thereby ensuring the safety of the European chemical production and use industry.
After years of development, Richard Mille and the IMI Group, which specializes in microtechnology, have removed these bad adhesives and retained only suitable materials. The innovative method used in this solution combines classic hot stamping with a series of powerful current pulses to improve sintering kinetics. This is a technology called “flash sintering”. Its density is 4.1 g/cm3, which is lower than titanium, and its density is titanium. The 2360 Vickers hardness-almost the same as the 2400 Vickers hardness of diamonds-makes cermets a smart choice for bezels that are very prone to scratches and maintain overall brightness. The physical properties of cermets are widely recognized, so they are often used for ballistic protection, exterior aerospace fuselage components, and brakes for racing vehicles. The combination of CarbonTPT® strap, grade 5 titanium case back and gray cermet bezel can significantly reduce the weight of RM 11-05.
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