As early as the 2012 Geneva International Watch Fair (SIHH), Richard Mille (copy Richard Mille) launched the RM 056, which is a seconds hand chronograph tourbillon with a complete sapphire case. It was priced at $1.65 million, which caused a lot of repercussions. Then there is the updated RM 56-01, which adds sapphire bottom plate, bridge and third round, which raises the stakes. Well, today, we provide you with another peculiar sapphire piece from Richard Mille, RM 56-02. In addition to adding more sapphire to the mixture, Richard Mille also drew inspiration from the RM 27-01 Nadal watch and suspended the titanium base plate on the sapphire through an elaborate cable and pulley system On the case. What about the price? You must continue reading to find the answer.
RM 56-02 is about two main innovative technologies: firstly, the unprecedented use of sapphire to make transparent components, and secondly, the cable and pulley system stops the movement of the sapphire case. We will solve these problems in order.
The three-piece case is made entirely of sapphire crystal, if you need to be reminded, it is very hard and scratch-resistant. These characteristics have brought many manufacturing difficulties. The case of the replica RM 56-02 must be ground and ground with hard sapphire. Any error may cause the case to crack, which means it must be scrapped, and then a new case can be made from the square head. It takes 40 days of all-weather processing to manufacture an RM 56-02 case-for a case, this is definitely 960 hours. The sapphire bridge requires an additional 400 hours, which means that a single watch will be processed for nearly 1,500 hours of sapphire. Yes, this is completely crazy, but it’s hard to watch without awe.
Then came the realization of the cable and pulley system originally pioneered by the RM 27-01 Nadal watch. The grade 5 titanium base plate (not everything is sapphire, please remember) is suspended by four pulleys on the chassis and another 6 pulley system on the base plate itself. These pulleys are all fixed together with 0.35 mm braided cables. The ratchet at 9 o’clock allows you to adjust the tension of the cable, and the arrow-shaped indicator at 12 o’clock lets you know if you are within the normal tolerance range. As if having only the sapphire case and components is not enough, they must be connected as if they belonged to the International Space Station. Because of course you know. Replica discount swiss watches