RM 65-01 Split Seconds Chronograph Richard Mille The most complicated automatic timepiece
Richard Mille said: “I like dual-second chronographs because they are the most technically complex features. But as we all know, they are difficult to perfect. With 65-01, I want to create a real sporty dual-second chronograph , It can be used in the cockpit of a car whether it is an endurance race or a bicycle. I want to create a minute-second chronograph. From a performance point of view, the 10Hz oscillation speed allows time to be divided into 1/10 seconds. Reliability is second to none. In order to do this, I knew I had to start from scratch and create a whole new sport.”
In terms of the challenge of perfecting its settings, the dual-second chronograph is often considered a complication that only the minute repeater can eclipse. This is why Mille decided that his first chronograph RM 004 should be exactly this type of watch: when it was launched in 2003, it showed that there are no limits to what his brand can achieve. This movement has appeared in many of Mille’s most iconic models, born out of a collaboration between Mille and APRP. Although its appearance is very modern, this watch is still somewhat traditional in terms of manual winding and lateral coupling. When it came time to create high-performance, ultra-precision watches, Mille’s team considered working with Vaucher to create the ultimate movement.
Mille drew inspiration from the F1 world from the beginning, where car engines usually come from the best manufacturers. This led to the cooperation with APRP and the long-term partnership with Vaucher. In 2018, Vaucher announced the launch of one of the most amazing new chronograph movements in the industry-VMF 6710. Apart from Zenith El Primero, it is the only automatic column-wheel chronograph movement with lightning-fast 5Hz or 36,000 vibrations per hour. However, a key difference of this movement is that it uses a vertical clutch instead of El Primero’s transverse coupling clutch. The vertical clutch allows the chronograph to run indefinitely without eroding the basic accuracy of the watch. also,
But now imagine that the Richard Mille copy team is studying this basic caliber and recognizing its potential, while also seeing the level they can achieve by completely redesigning and rebuilding to meet their specifications. This is how they created the RMAC4 movement, which brought several huge leaps to the base movement. RMAC4 has a minute and second function, a fast-winding pusher, which can push the fully wound movement 125 times, and a variable inertia/geometric rotor, which can be set according to the owner’s energy output level. But this is only the beginning, because each bridge of the RMAC4 before it is completely hollowed out is made of grade 5 titanium, thus minimizing the weight of the movement.
Vaucher’s VMF 6710 is the only vertical clutch chronograph movement driven by an automatic column wheel. Its vibration frequency is 5Hz or 36,000 times per hour. Seeing is believing. Although RMAC4 is based on VMF 6710, it looks nothing like it. , And has a minute and second function, a fast-winding pusher that can push the fully wound movement 125 times, and a variable inertia/geometric rotor that can be set up to correspond to the owner’s energy output level; before being completely hollowed out, RMAC4 Each bridge is made of grade 5 titanium.
The RM 65-01 has a large and powerful case. It is actually the same size as RM 011, with a length of 50 mm, a width of 44.5 mm, and a height of 16.1 mm. I know that the sizes of these watches are basically the same because the rubber straps they use are marked RM 11-03, which means that the straps of the two models are interchangeable. Once launched, the RM 65-01 was equipped with a case made of carbon TPT. Similarly, although many brands today use carbon fiber to make watches, especially carbon with irregularly layered Damascus steel patterns, Mille was the first to occupy this field with North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) in 2013. Man his version of RM 011.
In terms of the dial, the RM 65-01 adopts the color coding concept we saw on the RM 72-01 and dials it all the way up. The hour and minute hands, hour markers and small seconds are all yellow; the 12-hour counter at nine o’clock and the 30-minute counter at three o’clock are all orange, as is the chronograph second hand. But superimposed on the chronograph second hand is the blue dual minute second hand. In the lower right corner, you will find the gear selector, and in the upper left corner you will find the date. Now check the button array. The upper right corner is start/stop, and the lower right corner is reset. The upper left corner is the minute and second button, and the bright red lower left corner is the fast winding button. Press 125 times to fill the barrel.
Turn on the watch and activate the minute and second hands. The first thing you will notice is the extensive work that Richard Mille has done to optimize the minutes and seconds. When the minute and second hands are frozen, you can record the lap time, and then click the button in the upper left corner, and you will see a fast “chasing hand” or the minute hand and the chronograph hand catching up. I have to say that the speed and accuracy of the hand chasing is impressive. Set off the black carbon fiber TPT case, the multi-color elements of the watch are certainly eye-catching, but Richard Mille watches are never born for timidity. As Richard always likes to point out, they are for people with character strength. There is no doubt that Mille will continue to use the manual wind dual-second movement introduced in RM 004 for his ultra-high concept watches, such as the million-dollar RM 50-03 McLaren F1, the world’s lightest tourbillon twin Seconds chronograph. But the RM 65-01 introduces fantastic everyday functions to the dual-second chronograph category, and this watch is also an amazing new timepiece.
The case of RM 65-01 is 50mm long, 44.5mm wide, and 16.1mm high. The upper right corner of RM 65-01 is the start/stop button, and the lower right corner is reset. The upper left button of RM 65-01 is the minute-second button. The bright red in the lower left corner is the quick-winding button. Press 125 times to fill the barrel.
This article about Richard Mille. The good news is that Richard Mille’s leadership has passed from one generation to the next. Richard now has four children working for the brand. Alexandre Mille, Commercial Director; Dimitri Mille is the brand identity and digital coordinator; Guillaume Mille is the audiovisual coordinator; and Amanda Mille is responsible for overseeing all matters related to the brand and partnership. Richard’s partner, Dominique Guenat, now has his daughter Cécile as the creative and development director. In the United States, Richard’s partner is the legendary John Simonian, and his son Greg works alongside him as the president of Western Time. John Simonian said: “I spent an amazing 20-year journey with Richard-a truly life-changing experience based on passion and friendship. Meeting Richard twenty years ago was my career The turning point is now 47 years old! Richard’s vision is to allow the next generation to enter the company and ensure the continuity of what we build together.”
The article aims to show that the brand is still full of rebellious, crazy innovative spirit. It’s just that the world has caught up, embraced, and became obsessed with Richard Mille to such a degree that Mille is more than just a watch brand. It has become the ultimate symbol of success, optimism and fearlessness.
Sometimes people misunderstand Richard Mille. You won’t appreciate the watch or the person who wears it, because you know it might cost at least $500,000. You appreciate the watch, because it is the first true 21st century watch symbol that can stand the test of time, and it becomes more important as the years go by. You admire the people who wear it, both men and women, because their achievements in life enable them to wear Mille. People like Michelle Yeoh, who jumped on a motorcycle and boarded a moving train in Jackie Chan movies, are also one of Richard Mille’s most loyal ambassadors. She patted me on the shoulder at the Richard Mille event held in Singapore by Mille’s Asian partners Dave and Eddie Tan. I turned around and she nodded to my wine glass and said, “From top to bottom. We like to have fun. This is the Richard Mille family.” This is probably the most fascinating of Mille and his family. Places, including his partner John “Uncle John” Simonian in the United States and Peter Harrison in Europe.
Happily, the leadership of Richard Mille has passed from one generation to the next. Richard now has four children working for the brand. Alexandre Mille, Commercial Director; Dimitri Mille is the brand identity and digital coordinator; Guillaume Mille is the audiovisual coordinator; and Amanda Mille is responsible for overseeing all matters related to the brand and partnership. Richard’s partner, Dominique Guenat, now has his daughter Cécile as the creative and development director. In the United States, Richard’s partner is the legendary John Simonian, and his son Greg works alongside him as the president of Western Time. John Simonian said: “I spent an amazing 20-year journey with Richard-a truly life-changing experience based on passion and friendship. Meeting Richard twenty years ago was my career The turning point is now 47 years old! Richard’s vision is to allow the next generation to enter the company and ensure the continuity of what we build together.”
Greg Simonian said: “Richard Mille is the most disruptive brand in the past 20 years. But we are only now beginning to understand the true impact of its huge cultural influence. Here, in the United States, it has become the ultimate in a very special type of elite customer A symbol of the community. They don’t want to wear anything else. Because wearing Richard Mille swiss watches for them is an expression of family members.”
In Singapore, Richard’s partner in Asia, Dave Tan, and his brother Eddie, now hand over leadership to Dave’s son, Bryan Tan, who is very capable. Bryan said: “At my age, the Richard Mille community in Asia is very strong, close, and still growing. This community all over Asia will become our customers now and in the future.” The CEO of Chad Mille Japan, who opened its first boutique in 2007, “Richard Mille watches wearable works of art and continues to create value. Since 2011, Richard Mille Japan has also been keen on charity Work and will continue to do so.”
Peter Harrison, CEO of Richard Mille EMEA, said: “I became friends with Richard long before we became a business partner, so we have established trust between us. At that time, he wanted to create a very unique brand. The competition is already fierce in the industry, but I was immediately tempted. We are here 20 years later, still working together, associated with a thriving brand, and this is a leader in its field.”
The point is that despite the brand’s great success, everyone involved in the brand is very down to earth, and most importantly, they are really friendly. Of course, they and their clients may be one of the most successful people in their respective countries, but everyone is led by Richard himself. Despite his crazy and unparalleled success, he is still the embodiment of humility and kindness. A full 20 years after he irreversibly changed the watchmaking process, Richard Mille swiss, the brand, the brand and the surrounding team are at the pinnacle of creativity. Therefore, the next 20 years seem to be better than the past 20 years, which has irreversibly changed the world forever.