Richard Mille: RM 65-01 self-winding second hand

With the new RM 65-01 self-winding seconds chronograph, luxury watchmaker Richard Mille has introduced a very complex timepiece. According to the company, it took nearly five years of development time to make various technological innovations suitable for daily use. The 44.50 x 49.94 mm case is again made of Carbon TPT, a particularly shockproof carbon fiber material, which is particularly eye-catching due to its layered structure. It is equipped with a skeletonized movement RMAC4 with automatic winding and a second chronograph, which was developed in cooperation with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier.

The second hand chronograph has an extra hand, the second hand, which can stop the intermediate time. To this end, the drag pointer runs as a second pointer below the stop second hand, and can be decoupled when it is stopped. These two pointers start together. If you press the additional button at ten o’clock, the second hand will stop, while the second hand continues to run and can be stopped independently. Press the button again to make the drag pointer jump back under the stop second hand to continue running.

Richard Mille swiss integrated more heads into the new stopper. The watch has a high-speed winding device, which is activated by a red button made of quartz TPT at 8 o’clock. After 125 presses, the barrel is fully tightened and ready to measure the next time.

The crown also has a special function: in contrast to the traditional pull for setting, this is done using an integrated pusher. The system can switch between traditional winding (W), setting date (date-D) or analog time (hand-H) by simply pressing the crown. A small retrograde display between 4 and 5 will show the selected function. replica watches review

To keep track of all functions, Richard Mille uses different colors: hours at six o’clock, minutes and small seconds in yellow, and date at eleven o’clock in green. Orange indicates the hands of the second hand and the accumulated amount of 30 minutes and 12 hours. On the other hand, red indicates the winding mechanism. To avoid confusion, the momentary pointer is blue.

The RM 65-01 automatic minute and second chronograph is available in carbon fiber TPT and gold and carbon fiber TPT.