Just as there are very few brands capable of successfully combining High Jewelry with hightech Fine Watchmaking, only a fortunate few will wear the Tourbillon RM 51-02 Diamant Twister. One cannot reduce the supreme sophistication of this Richard Mille limited edition to its 270 diamonds spiraling across the gold dial and titanium bridges, nor to the over 300 operations required to create the typical Richard Mille three-part case, whose rounded shape is accentuated by black sapphires on this model. Welcome to the micromechanical world of cutting, stamping, milling, polishing and satin-brushed, taken to extremes on this classic Richard Mille curving design that is extremely comfortable to wear but very complex to achieve.
Tourbillon RM 51-02 Diamond Twister © Richard Mille
Based on the angle of perspective, I move from finding the palms perfect to wishing they’d 15-20 percent more surface area. The palms are thick, three-dimensional objects and though they are on the smaller side, I am certain that they’re rather heavy — and micro-rotor moves are seldom large on torque and therefore rarely fitted with massive hands.The counter-argument is that this can be as much a showpiece since it’s a watch and since it’s still quite legible, they decided to leave a bit more space for the eyes to see the intricate movement, not cover more of it up with even larger hands.Over the past couple of weeks that I spent wearing the Richard Mille Watches How Much Replica RM033 a lot, I remember two times when I was perplexed and had to look twice to inform the hands apart; the way that they stood on the dial along with how the lights played, I was not quite sure which one was which. Apart from these two highly memorable moments of my entire life, I found legibility to be fantastic.
This pursuit of the exceptional is reflected in the black onyx mainplate visible through the back, which Richard Mille describes as “a stone that embodies balance and inspiration”. It is equally apparent in the manual finishing lavished on the movement, while fans of performance will appreciate the tourbillon, the variable inertia balance wheel, the balance wheel with progressive recoil – as well as the dynamometric crown set with precious stones that can be wound so as to display the maximum power reserve on a rotating disk between 10 and 11 o’clock. With Richard Mille, diamonds are not only forever, but also resolutely avant-garde.
Tourbillon RM 51-02 Diamant Twister
Case : steel entirely set with white diamonds and black saspphires, gemset dynamometric crown, 12 spline screws in grade 5 titanium, sapphire back, water-resistant to 50m
Size : 47.95 x 39.70mm
Movement : mechanical manual-winding (Caliber RM51-02, 48h power reserve) shock-absorbing device, nickel-free Chronifer barrel arbor, PVD coating apart from the black onyx mainplate, manual finishing
Both Richard Mille RM 67-02 watches weigh only 32g each, making them Richard Mille’s lightest automatic watches ever. This is accomplished due to ultra lightweight materials utilized through the watch. The brightly colored shirt and rear sections of the case are made from super light but powerful Quartz TPT, as we have seen before in watches such as this RM 35-02 watch for Rafael Nadal, although the case middle is made out of Carbon TPT. But that is not all. The screws used to ensure the situation are created out of Grade 5 titanium and so will be the foundation plates and bridges used in the movement.It also helps that the RM 67-02’s instance is quite tiny (for a Richard Mille, at least). Water resistance is only 30m, so it needs to have the ability to withstand sweaty athletes – if not much more liquid than that.The two watches are in reality identical and only differ when it comes to colors, which – even though they may look more like flavors of ice cream – represent the flags of these athletes’ countries. The Richard Mille RM 67-02 Sprint, which was created for Wayne van Niekerk, is decorated with the colours of the South African flag and includes a vivid green case with yellow accents. On the other hand, the Richard Mille RM 67-02 High Jump, made for Mutaz Essa Barshim, is adorned with the colors of the Qatari flag and comes with a deep red case with white bands.Powering the 2 watches is your grade CRMA7, a skeletonized self-winding movement that’s made mostly from titanium. The rotor is made from Carbon TPT to decrease weight, however, the ends are made out of white gold to guarantee winding efficiency. The movement has a very specialized and somewhat industrial look, but it’s really very highly finished with micro-blasted countertops and anglage, black and gray electro-plasma treatment for your baseplate and bridges, circular finishing on the wheels, and much more as is to be expected from Richard Mille.
Functions : hours, minutes, tourbillon, powerreserve display between 10 and 11 o’clock
Dial : openworked white gold set with 270 diamonds
Strap : alligator leather with gold pin buckle
30-Piece limited series