Richard Mille RM 33-02

With the new Replica RM 33-02, Richard Mille is launching its first round automatic watch with a case crafted from Carbon TPT.

This model is the evolution of the RM 033 originally introduced in 2011 and the RM 33-01 Automatic that followed in 2015.

The aesthetics of the original has been reinterpreted by combining the curves of a tonneau shape and the elegance of a round form with a sporty vibe coming from the design of the hollows.The 41.70 x 8.80 mm case has a tripartite construction with the front and back bezels made of Carbon TPT and the caseband in satin-finished 5N red gold.Carbon TPT is a material with a unique finish obtained by layering hundreds of sheets of carbon fibres using an automated process that changes the orientation of the weft between layers (you can read more on the hi-tech materials used by Richard Mille for its timepieces here).

The tripartite case is assembled with 14 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion-resistant washers in 316L stainless steel, further complemented by integration of the lugs into the case’s torque screw system. Thanks to 2 Nitrile O-ring seals, the watch is water resistant to 30 metres / 100 feet.The design of the strap prolongs that of the two indentations positioned at 6 and 12 o’clock contributing to the dynamics of the case.The RM 33-02 is powered by the skeletonised RMXP1 calibre in grade-5 titanium. Regulated by a variable-inertia balance oscillating at 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour), this calibre is wound by an off-centre platinum micro-rotor that makes it possible to reduce the total thickness of the movement to 2.60 mm. Its volumes are highlighted by the different finishes – microblasted, stretched and satin-finished – and the anglage, all rigorously hand made. The power reserve is 45 hours.Fixed on two rigid titanium rails positioned between the flange and the movement, the oversized 5N gold hour-markers guarantee excellent legibility.
The RM 033 was first introduced in 2011, and today the successor has been realized as the RM 33-02. The new watch shares the same objective as its predecessor: Execute an ultra-thin, round watch (most Richard Mille pieces are not round) in a very Richard Mille way. This iteration is made from Carbon TPT and red gold, and the case is sized at 41mm. The caliber RMXP1 powers the watch, showcased by sapphire crystals on the front and back. The case, dial, and finishing have been updated to make the watch more versatile and sporty. The guiding vision of the watch was to design something that still had signature Richard Mille elements, like a host of next-gen materials and numerous finishes, but that can be worn for any occasion. It’s also noteworthy that the company considers the watch suitable for both men and women; it suggests that the soft nature of rose gold and the tough properties of carbon create a duality fit for both genders to wear.
In 2013 Paul Boutros wrote a Week On The Wrist review of the Richard Mille RM 033, the watch that the RM 33-02 is based on. He was taken by the watch, and noted that its “sensuous, wrist-fitting curvature” worked on his 6.75 inch wrist. If the new RM 33-02 is a general improvement of the former design, then it may open new folks up to the brand who had not previously looked into Mille’s circular designs. As an exercise in how materials work together and an effort to simply push the envelope of material science in horology, the RM 33-2 stands out. It features bits of titanium, platinum, stainless steel, carbon fiber, red gold, and rubber. All in one watch.

The uber tech-forward aesthetic isn’t something I’m often drawn to, but when something like a Richard Mille is produced in a design that’s closer to conventional shapes and patterns that I’m accustomed to, it calls for closer examination. Watch design is generally quite conservative, and to a degree, stagnant. I’m hoping that the technology and material innovation that Richard Mille RM 33-02 is pioneering trickles down and is explored further throughout the industry. What’s most interesting is that even though it takes some serious machinery and engineering to produce materials like Titalyt and Carbon TPT, it’s still all finished by hand. There’s something romantic about that.

Richard Mille RM 033 Boutique Edition

When the name Richard Mille comes into the game, large tonneau shaped watches come to mind, with a sporty feeling and highly technical content. Not the usual ingredients for a dress-watch. Of course, some editions are less “hardcore” than the others, like for instance the RM 022 Aerodyne (a smaller, less rugged but still highly complicated watch) or the classical RM 029. However, the watch we’re about to review breaks all these codes. It’s round, it’s slim, it’s supposed to be the ‘elegant and dressy’ proposition of the brand. However, surprisingly, it remains recognizable as a Richard Mille all the way round. Let’s have a closer look at the Extra-Flat Richard Mille RM 033 Boutique Edition (Titanium & Rose Gold).
The Richard Mille RM 033 is in every aspect a RM watch but at the same time everything except a RM watch. All of the actual attributes of a Richard Mille watch are absent here but at the same time, you can easily recognize from which manufacture it comes from in a second. It doesn’t have the same shape nor the same racing inspiration, as most of the Richard Mille watches; however it does feature the recognizable look & feel of a watch made by RM… Well, this introduction might be a bit confusing but it’s actually what most of us felt when handling the Richard Mille RM 033, a unique watch in the collection but a watch totally worthy of the name Richard Mille. So, what is the Richard Mille RM 033 about?The RM 033 is a slim watch (6.30 mm), with a round case made in precious metals, a watch that at first glance looks simple, and sports only 2 hands to indicate hours and minutes, and it comes on a classic brown alligator strap without visible stitching. You’ll have to admit that this isn’t the classic definition of a watch made by RM. We’d rather use the terms tonneau-shaped case, made of carbon fibre nanotubes, with a tourbillon and a G-sensor mechanism or with an ultra-light movement made to resist to 5000g and fitted on a rubber strap. Nothing close to the one at hand. This watch isn’t a technical demonstration, it’s an elegant proposition – and that makes a world of difference. What is common to the Extra-Flat Richard Mille RM 033 and to the rest of the RM watches is the extreme attention to details, the feeling on the wrist, the spectacular finish and the search for unique and desirable movements.Let’s start with the main departure from the usual RM watch: the case. For most of us, a Richard Mille is defined by its tonneau-shaped case – like this, this, this or this (and even more here). As said, the Richard Mille RM 033 has a round case – but it’s not the only one to feature such a shape, as Richard Mille’s latest creation for example, the Richard Mille RM 63-02 World Timer Automatic is also round and so is the brand’s diver’s watch, the RM 028. In both case, the function guides the shape, because it’s a world-timer that requires a city-ring and a diver watch needs a rotating bezel. While aiming to create an elegant and slim watch, Richard Mille again opted for a round case . A logical choice since it difficult to mix a curved tonneau case with an ultra-slim movement and retain a slim profile for the case as well. The RM 033 measures only 6.30mm in height, and while this is rather thin, it also stays true the brand’s DNA with a case that is large and designed with a lot of masculinity.The Richard Mille RM 033 measures 45.7mm in diameter, which is admittedly is not a very common size for a dress watch. Clearly here, we’re in front a Richard Mille watch and not in front of a vintage JLC. Elegant and more understated yes, but still a RM for sure. On the other hand, the lugs are short and sloping downward. The RM watches are known for their legendary comfort and we expected to find it back here. In fact, unlike the tonneau-shaped watches from the brand, the case of the Replica Richard Mille RM 033 is not totally curved. The central part is flat and goes down toward the edges and to the lugs. It makes the watch quite large and probably balances best on a relatively large wrist. Note that this was the case here for us but this will of course depend on the wearer. As always: try before buy.The case of this Boutique Edition Richard Mille RM 033 (limited to 10 pieces) is a mix between 18k red gold for the bezel and the case back and of grade 5 titanium for the central container and the lugs. The case’s details are 100% Richard Mille, with a 3-part construction (tripartite), all the parts being linked together by 16 spline screws in grade 5 titanium – a classical feature of the RM watches. All the parts – bezel and lugs – feature large and highly polished chamfers that contrast with the straight-brushed finish of the flat surfaces. It feels RM but with a bit more luxurious and dressy approach, something that is emphasized by the use of a brown alligator strap – again not usual in the RM collection.The RM 033 is a Richard Mille, and thus, like every RM, we can’t really talk about a dial here, but more about a view on the movement partially hidden by hands. From this point of view, the Richard Mille RM 033 follows the trend of most of the timepieces created by the brand since its very beginning in 2001, with the RM 001, meaning that the dial is in fact the main-plate of the movement. Then, something that is also recurrent at RM is the use of layers of sapphire crystal to create flanges and tracks. So, in the case of the Richard Mille RM 033, we have as base, the sandblasted anthracite grey plate of the movement. On the top of that is a ring of sapphire crystal with Roman numerals printed, to create the hour track. This layer of glass only partially covers the movement and the hole in the middle isn’t round but oval, making the numerals also changing in sizes – this to break a too classical and round look.
The hands are typical to Richard Mille – meaning that they are masculine, pointy and sharp, and moreover they impress with a superb execution. The flat surface is finely brushed and the periphery is chamfered and polished, meaning that they are not “stamped” like the hands found in the vast majority of watches out there; here the hands are milled and finished by hand. The overall look of the dial remains (for a Richard Mille of course) very simple, as only 2 hands are running and no other indicator / complication can be seen. The use of Roman numerals also confirms a wish to be more elegant and refined. However, we’re at RM and clearly, this watch is highly technical, masculine and far from the traditional codes of a tuxedo watch. The face isn’t as sporty as other RM watchers and could well be associated with dress attire, while it still feels like a RM.When it comes to movements, the truth is that Richard Mille is not a manufacture like for instance Patek Philippe or Rolex, with a full integration of all the steps and an internal crafting of all the parts. Instead, Richard Mille can better be seen as designers and developers – and they are very good at that! Thus, to create movements, they rely on specialized manufactures like APRP (Audemars-Piguet Renaud Papi) and Vaucher – the best names in the business. The Replica Richard Mille RM 033 is powered by the Calibre RMXP1, a movement based on a Vaucher architecture. Vaucher is like Parmigiani owned by the Sandoz family and Hèrmes, and also creates movements for third parties (think Alexandre Meerson).Technically close to the Vaucher 5401, the base movement is highly modified to fit with the vision of RM in terms of look and design. The architecture is a slim movement (2.60mm) with an automatic winding operated by an off-center micro-rotor. The gear train and the winding-mechanism are close to the standard Vaucher movement, and the rest has been fully customized to RM wishes, starting with the skeletonized plates and bridges. The open-worked Calibre RMXP1 features bridges made of grade 5 titanium, that have been ‘wet sand-blasted’ and PVD treated. The openings are complicated and offer a complete view on the technical elements, with a modern and technical design – no old-school / engraved skeletonization here, but something very sharp and clean. The execution is super-clean, with hand-polished chamfers, beveled wheels, burnished pivots and hand-grained steel parts.unt of skeletonization is rather impressive considering the thickness of the movement and in the end it offers a nice 3D view, with a lot of depth – something you wouldn’t expect from such an extra-flat movement. Finishing is as usual perfect. The look of the movement, technical and cold, contrasts with the warmth of the case but the overall look remains understated and reasonable – again, considering it’s a Richard Mille.The Richard Mille RM 033 is an interesting watch as it brings a new idea of the RM concept, now with a round and slim case – two elements that somehow chastened the traditional technical and sporty looks of RM. Despite its different shape it respects the DNA codes implemented by the brand since 2001: bold design, technical movements, superb finishes, innovative solutions… The execution is what you can expect from a Richard Mille watch: superb. One thing remains though, the big question, if it is a proper dress watch? Probably not really, however it is a versatile one. Is it as comfortable as other RM watches? Not for us, but then again, try before you buy, and find out how it sits and balances on your wrist. Could the case be smaller? Yes, 42mm would be enough. Is the price justified? As always with such watches, there are no reasonable feelings anymore and the price comes from 2 factors: the execution and the exclusivity of the product. The Richard Mille RM 033 is like the entire RM collection

Richard Mille – RM 037 White Ceramic

The latest addition to the ever growing Richard Mille women’s collection is a new interpretation of its RM 037 model that combines, for the first time, white ceramic, mother-of-pearl and white gold.White ceramic is used for the bezel and the caseback. In particular, Replica Richard Mille uses ATZ white ceramic, where ATZ stands for Alumina Toughened Zirconia. This material is based on aluminium oxide powder tubes injected at a pressure of 2,000 bar. This high-pressure injection increases rigidity by 20-30% and reduces the material’s porosity to an absolute minimum.

Hypo-allergenic and one of the hardest materials in the world after diamond, ATZ ceramic is valued for its remarkable resistance to scratches, shocks and abrasion, as well as for its whiteness that does not change over time.The manufacturing of complex shapes like bezel and caseback of the RM 037 is very challenging and requires a lengthy, delicate machining and diamond grinding process.
The resulting highly polished surfaces well highlight the distinctive tonneau shape of the case. The caseband is crafted from white gold, with satin finished surfaces that alternate to polished pillars.Assembled with 20 spline screws in grade 5 titanium, the tripartite case of the RM 037 White Ceramic measures 52.63 x 34.40 x 13.00 mm and offers water resistance up to 50 metres / 165 feet, ensured by 2 Nitrile O-ring seals.

Protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on both sides, the dial is embellished by mother-of-pearl and diamonds. It reveals details of its in-house CRMA1 skeletonized movement, including the two skeletonised calendar discs used to display the oversize date over a white field placed under 12 o’clock. A push-button located at 4 o’clock allows one to select the winding, neutral and hand setting functions with a simple push in a manner similar to a car’s gearbox. An aperture located at 4 o’clock shows the function selected: W (Winding) – N (Neutral) – H (Hand Setting). The other push button at 10 o’clock corrects the date.Beating at 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) and visible through the sapphire crystal on the caseback, the movement offers a power reserve of 50 hours (± 10%). It has baseplate and bridges in black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium and is equipped with a variable-geometry rotor in 18-carat 5N red gold.
A patented stem-crown construction allows the integrity of the movement to be fully guaranteed and protected from external influences, since it does not use a classical crown attachment going into the depth of the movement’s heart. In fact, the stem-crown assembly is not connected to the watch movement, instead it is part of the case.

A creation of rare refinement that combines a unique design and technical excellence, the Richard Mille RM 037 White Ceramic is available exclusively at Richard Mille boutiques worldwide

Richard Mille RM 71-01

Richard Mille introduced its first in-house automatic tourbillon movement in 2018 – and against all expectations, it was housed in a watch made by a woman for women: the RM 71-01. And while this watch is about as technical and high-performance as it gets, it is simultaneously so beautiful it takes the breath away.On the RM 71-01, the brand’s usual sports and automotive themes have been replaced by inspirations from the worlds of Art Deco jewelry and tribal art. The director of Richard Mille’s ladies’ collections since 2015, Cécile Guenat, is a classically trained jeweler. And as such she has worked to distill a variety of inspirational sources into one unique design: the RM 71-01 Tourbillon Talisman is a triumph of minds, materials, and masterful watchmaking.

Richard Mille Caliber CRMT1: an automatic tourbillon movement
The RM 71-01 is the first collection overseen from A to Z by Cécile Guenat.

Three years in the making, the unique design of the RM 71-01 was set right from the beginning to be powered by a milestone movement for Richard Mille: the brand’s first in-house automatic tourbillon movement.Caliber CRMT1 is the brand’s eighth in-house caliber overall; the first in the autonomous line was Caliber CRMA1, which was developed for the RM 037, coincidentally also a ladies’ watch.

Building on Richard Mille’s now-extensive experience with making these movements, Caliber CRMT1 overwhelmingly comprises micro-blasted grade 5 skeletonized titanium components, making it not only lightweight at just eight grams, but also mechanically beautiful and technically interesting.The balance is free sprung, something usually reserved for complicated mechanisms or high-precision movements; this is not usual fare in a time-only watch destined for a feminine wrist (thank you, Richard Mille!). A free-sprung balance also offers better reliability in case of shocks.

My favorite element in this movement, though, is the gorgeous, diamond-set, variable geometry rotor, a Richard Mille specialty.This innovative technical function allows the speed of winding to be adjusted to the owner’s personal activity level. A watchmaker can easily do this by sliding the assembly’s two weights sideways into the appropriate position and then fixing them in place with the spline screws.

When the weights are closer together, the barrel winds more quickly – advantageous as this improves chronometric performance by providing more torque.

Despite the airy aura its design gives off, this tourbillon was conceived to be particularly shock-resistant. “We were committed to making the cage appear as thought it were floating independent of the base plate and bridges,” reported Salvador Arbona, the brand’s technical director for movements. “Optimization was crucial to ensuring resistance to impact during testing.”

The tourbillon cage weighs a mere 0.3 grams.

Richard Mille RM 71-01 Tourbillon Talisman: design inspiration
The dynamic movement is matched by the watch itself: the new RM 71-01 Tourbillon Talisman was launched as a collection of 10 different styles, each limited to five pieces. Each of the styles in white or red gold is set with the same stones and materials, but each of the settings is different and each of the unique designs combines mother-of-pearl, onyx, and diamonds.In designing these “talismans,” Guenat was inspired by Art Deco and primitive tribal art as well as subtle touches of Bauhaus.

“I like the fact that everyday things, including watches, are perceived as objets d’art worthy of being exalted,” Guenat said. “And nowadays jewelry and watches can also be talismans.”As to why there are 10 different designs, Guenat explained: “One day, our technical director for movements, Salvador Arbona, showed us the automatic in-house tourbillon, which had been in the works for quite a while. I was immediately smitten. When they invited me to work on it and asked if I would design its casing, I got a little carried away. Rather than sticking to a single idea, I found myself drawing several different versions.”Guenat realized that she herself likes to be given a choice, so she championed the RM 71-01 as a collection rather than just one watch. And the shape of the dials, which were already defined by a decision to “crown” the tourbillon, left a variety of options for setting and engraving. The shapes of the gem-set dials forming the center of attention whisper their inspiration to the wearer: “We come from masks, tiaras, and even ritual artifacts.”

“And despite certain concessions required by the techniques [ . . . ], the Art Deco and tribal art influences have been perfectly rendered,” Guenat points out. “While the drawing is the starting point, the work of the artisans is really what brings the watch to life.”

This exclusive collection blurs the line between watch and jewelry: the movement, dial, and case maintain a technical and visual dialogue that explodes in mechanical beauty.
This line also debuts new ostrich or grained, embossed leather straps at Richard Mille that are outfitted with black Velcro closures. Naturally, the client also still has the choice of a metal buckle set with precious stones attached to a conventional black or white alligator skin strap.

Richard Mille Releases RM 72-01 Flyback Chronograph

Using terms like “entry-level” or “mid-range” always feels a bit disingenuous when discussing Richard Mille, as even the brand’s simplest creations are technically advanced and stratospherically priced. When the time comes to replace one of Richard Mille’s mid-range staples, then, expectations are understandably high. After the recent discontinuation of the cornerstone RM 11 flyback chronograph series, fans of the marque have been left wondering what would replace it in the lineup. Now, Richard Mille has given the world a look at the first iteration of its next-generation manufacture flyback chronograph: the RM 72-01. Released with no shortage of fanfare, including a literal song and dance routine from renowned composer Thomas Roussel, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, and the London Symphony Orchestra, the Richard Mille RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph maintains the brand’s signature look while debuting some truly groundbreaking horological innovations.
The RM 72-01 maintains the brand’s signature curved tonneau case form held together with 20 spline screws, here sized at 38.4mm by 47.3mm. Available in grade 5 titanium, 5N red gold, black ceramic, and white ceramic variants, this familiar form is filled with detailed touches like a rubberized crown topped with a detailed red gold and black ceramic signature, along with aggressive pentagonal pushers made from a mix of red gold and black ceramic for a dramatic visual highlight. As with all Richard Mille models, the RM 72-01 offers a wide sapphire display back for an unimpeded view of the new in-house movement within, while maintaining a slightly underwhelming 30-meter water resistance.
Where the case design of the Richard Mille Replica RM 72-01 feels familiar to the brand’s signature look, the dial design innovates the skeletal Richard Mille style into new and expressive forms. Abandoning the traditional 3-6-9 o’clock three register layout of the RM 11 series chronographs, the RM 72-01 instead places its subdials at 1 o’clock, 5 o’clock, and a small seconds at 9 o’clock. The result, coupled with the sweeping curves of the titanium skeleton dial bridges, looks alien, almost biological in design. The futuristic rose gold dauphine hands feel almost like thorns in this context, supported by arrow tipped chronograph and small seconds hands that have been color-coded for visual drama as much as easy reference at a glance. Three bold applied Arabic numerals at 11 o’clock, 3 o’clock, and 8 o’clock help to solidify this unorthodox, organic sense of symmetry, accented by a vertical skeleton date window at 5 o’clock.
The real gem of the Replica Richard Mille RM 72-01, however, is the movement. Richard Mille has developed an all-new manufacture movement for this series, the Calibre CRMC1 automatic flyback chronograph movement. The titanium Calibre CRMC1 is a testbed for several advancements in horology, most notably Richard Mille’s patented new oscillating pinion chronograph coupling system. By connecting the traditional column wheel engaging mechanism to a series of two oscillating pinions connected to rockers, all three chronograph hands receive torque directly from the mainspring barrel, rather than routing this energy through the base movement. The result is that timekeeping for the base movement is completely unaffected by the use of the chronograph, and the movement’s 50-hour power reserve at a 28,800 bph beat rate remains steady regardless of chronograph usage. In addition, the Calibre CRMC1 boasts a shock-resistant free-sprung balance, a compact bidirectional platinum winding rotor, and a faster rotating mainspring barrel that completes its cycle once every five hours for smoother power delivery and reduced internal mainspring adhesion. Of course, the skeletonized bridges and plates featuring micro-blasted surfaces and hand-polished chamfers are a visual spectacle as much as a mechanical one. Like most of the brand’s models, Richard Mille pairs the RM 72-01 with an integrated tapering rubber strap, in either black or white.
While the aggressive bio-futuristic look may not be for everyone, the sheer mechanical prowess of the Richard Mille RM 72-01 is undeniably impressive as the brand moves forward into a new decade. The Richard Mille RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph is available now through authorized dealers

Richard Mille RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph

Every new creation is a world unto itself. A wholly new space born of a play between spirit and sensation. Singular yet timeless, innovative and performance-driven, the Replica RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph is poised at the intersection between Haute Horlogerie, dance and music. Movement is all. Movement of time, of bodies, of notes.

The latest ‘face’ of Richard Mille—the ultimate metronome of emotion—is a work in which technicity serves and drives elegance. It’s also an in-house creation, featuring the first flyback chronograph entirely developed and designed by the brand. An achievement crowning no less than 30 months of full-time work on the part of a dedicated team.

The new Richard Mille RM 72-01 Automatic Winding Lifestyle Flyback Chronograph keeps time, three beats to a measure, a rhythm emphasising three numbers: three, eight and eleven. Three beats for the three counters that immediately capture every eye. The hands dance in stylised harmony within their three respective timescales (blue for seconds, orange for minutes, green for hours), orchestrated by a six-column wheel.

The transfers from minutes to hours have been isolated from the seconds wheel in this flyback chronograph which incorporates a double oscillating pinion mechanism developed and patented by Richard Mille. The brand has submitted a patent application for its double-clutch chronograph. ‘This pinion, which can enmesh or withdraw from the gear teeth, has been twinned. There’s now one for the minutes and another for seconds. This system is thinner than a vertical clutch, which would be hard to fit into the heart of the movement,’ explains Salvador Arbona, Technical Director for Movements. As a result, the chronograph function has little impact on the power reserve. The Calibre CRMC1 thus remains quite slim, at just 6.05 mm thick, despite comprising 425 different components.

Equipped with 24-hour and 60-minute counters positioned at 5 o’clock and 2 o’clock respectively,
it proves that a chronograph need not be limited to timing only short periods. This mechanism was entirely imagined, manufactured and assembled in Les Breuleux, at the brand’s facilities. Its sublime precision can be viewed through its openwork caseback, a hallmark of the Richard Mille brand.

This model is available in four different combinations—5N red gold, titanium and black or white ceramic. It features an automatic winding movement, with a 50-hour power reserve irrespective of how much the chronograph is activated. It is a strikingly architectural watch offering true ease of use. Embodying pure mechanics and hand finishing, it is designed for everyday use.

It was evident that renowned artists such as choreographer Benjamin Millepied and composer Thomas Roussel would be needed to fully express in technical and artistic terms, the tremendous ambitions of this project. Like Richard Mille, both of these hybrid creators have built their oeuvre, W I T H I N, on a resolutely singular vision and an obsession with perfect timing and harmonious movement.

Be it in the realm of ballet or symphonic orchestra, Benjamin Millepied and Thomas Roussel both rely on a wealth of heritage and tradition to shape modern visions of their respective arts. They fashion singular works that powerfully combine the quintessence of their disciplines and their contemporary sensibilities. And it is precisely this hybrid synthesis of science and emotion that prompted them to embrace the watchmaking brand’s new project.

For their a work titled W I T H I N, Benjamin Millepied took place behind the camera this time, at the Joshua Tree, in the heart of sand and stone. This stark mineral environment exalts the nobility and beauty of the materials Richard Mille employs for its watches. Amidst this sublime decor, the dancers unfurl a choreography of cyclical parallels that sifts and winnows the seconds, clothing time and space with intense vitality and energy.

This mysterious setting, in which humanity appears to reconnect with our origins, was a perfect source of inspiration for Thomas Roussel. After sampling the watch’s chronometrice function, the compositor built a tempo around it, a musical rhythm anchored in the raw energy and abandon of the dancers. Around a whirlwind of vitality, he weaves a music redolent of origins, repetitive and mysterious. The composition was recorded by the fifty musicians of the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra in the studio at St. Luke’s church in London.

The RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph encapsulates the original movement.

Richard Mille RM 71-02 Automatic Winding Tourbillon Talisman

The new RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman replica erupts in coloured stones, drawing on the untamed energy and raw glamour of the 1970s, and the timeless and indomitable freedom this decade represents. These are the years most closely identified with the rise of club culture, the roots of electronic and disco music, and an urban tribe that showed its most brilliant plumage only after sunset. Richard Mille’s Director of Creation and Development Cécile Guenat was inspired by the heightened expression of disco-era individualism, a hyper-realistic synthesis of light, sound and colour that defined slices of 1970s culture such as the throbbing beat of a hit single, the theatrical interiors of Studio 54, glittering lamé and sequin-strewn fashions.
RM 71-02 AUTOMATIC TOURBILLON TALISMAN

IN-HOUSE CALIBRE CRMT1
Automatic winding tourbillon movement

Hours, minutes and variable-geometry rotor

Power reserve : Circa 50 hours (± 10%)

Limited suite of 10 variations, each produced in an edition of just 7 pieces
Microblasted grade 5 titanium with PVD treatment lends great rigidity to the baseplate and the bridges, as well as the precise surface flatness essential for perfect functioning of the gear train.

The skeletonised baseplate and bridges were subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimise their resistance capacities.
This variable-geometry rotor has been incorporated within the in-house CRMT1 calibre, making it possible to set the rotor according to the owner’s activity level.

The setting is modified by adjusting the two moveable weights into the correct position and fixing them in place with spline screws. The inertia of the movement is increased when the two weights are closer together; the barrel then rewinds more quickly. If the weights are positioned at the extremities of the rotor, the inertia is decreased and the barrel winds more slowly.
This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation. It guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shocks and during movement assembly or disassembly, hence better chronometric results over time.

The regulator index is eliminated, and a more accurate and repeatable calibration is possible thanks to 4 small, adjustable weights located directly on the balance.
MOVEMENT CHARACTERISTICS

  • Movement dimensions: 30.70 x 23.70 mm
  • Thickness: 6.20 mm
  • Number of jewels: 23
  • Balance: CuBe, 4 arms, 4 setting screws, moment of inertia of 7.5 mg.cm2, 50º angle of lift
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Balance spring: AK 3
  • Shock protection: INCABLOC 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
    The new Replica RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman collection consists of ten fully gem-set models, each limited to 7 pieces, differing in their assortment of stones, their setting design and the decorative dial plate at their centre. They all contain the self-winding in-house CRMT1 tourbillon calibre with a diamond-set oscillating weight.

The 10 variations on the snow and grain settings bring together different textures, diameters and faceting, achieving freedom of expression all over the front bezel and caseband, whereas the caseback is engraved with matt bands.
The case, crafted in white gold, is composed of 75% gold, 4% silver and a high palladium content of 17% to provide white brilliance.
No less than 44 different stamping operations are required for the three main components of the case (bezel, caseband and caseback). The machine tooling process requires 2 days of adjustment for each component (bezel, caseband and caseback). The empty case involves over 255 tooling operations and more than 5 hours of glazing and polishing for the final phase. The complex shape of the case is obtained thanks to a 5-axis machine.
Each dial, a mere 0.9 mm in thickness, is handset with ornamentals and coloured stones. This component is an immense technical challenge because of the many different finishing operations required: sandblasting, polishing, setting… and all this in a very small area arranged on several levels. The dials draw on two distinct universes: one more plant-based and the other more urban.
Complementing the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman collection is a full series of coloured metallic patent leather, embossed with understated botanical motifs at 12 o’clock and geometric motifs at 6 o’clock to set off their jewelled cases.

The design anticipates straps that exhibit two different tonal each, starting with one colour above the case and ending with a contrasting shade. In keeping with the underlying inspiration, the colour contrasts are paired with materials that play on light and texture. In another first in a Richard Mille collection, metallic leather treatment reinforce the impact of the coloured stones, channelling the glamour of 1970s fashion.

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Dato for Hodinkee Replica Watch

We’re back at it with TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Dato for Hodinkee
Our new collaboration with the Swiss brand revives an all-time classic: Jack Heuer’s groundbreaking 1960s single sub-dial chronograph with date, the second-generation Carrera Dato ref. 3147N. A limited edition of 250 watches, the TAG Heuer Carrera Dato Limited Edition for HODINKEE features a reworked version of the brand’s premium in-house automatic Calibre Heuer 02 placed inside the vintage-inspired 39mm “glassbox” case. Here’s why we love it.
Jack Heuer was a horological hitmaker; a bootstrapper who guided his family firm to profitability after taking over in 1962, at the spry age of 30. The designs produced by Heuer during his first decade leading the brand are now considered some of the greatest triumphs in chronograph history. And if there’s one collection that best exemplifies Heuer’s approach to watchmaking, it’s the Carrera chronograph.

First released in 1963, the Carrera served as the building block for a new generation of Heuer wristwatches. Its quick success granted the company the financial footing for further experiments in design and engineering, and in 1965, Heuer followed with the inaugural Carrera with a date function. That watch was the ref. 3147; not only was it the first Carrera with a calendar complication, but it was also one of the first chronograph wristwatches to feature the now-standard rotating date wheel display.
Nicknamed the “Dato 45” for its combination of an elapsed 45-minute register at three o’clock and a date display, this new-age chronograph featured the same clean and compact case profile of the conventional Carrera with a back-to-basics dial. You might recall this isn’t the first time we’ve drawn from the original Dato 45 for a collaborative limited edition with TAG Heuer: The 2017 Carrera Skipper Limited Edition for HODINKEE featured a nearly identical single sub-register orientation. In working with our colleagues at TAG Heuer again, we wanted to bring back the watch that helped inspire one of our favorite projects ever, in as authentic a manner as possible.
Fifty-six years later, we think the Dato’s rakish ’60s aesthetic remains just as charming as ever. Always and forever an exercise of intelligibility in design, the new Carrera Dato features a few minor updates to enhance that effect; we didn’t simply want to reproduce the original watch with TAG Heuer, but also to move it forward.
Vintage chronographs from the 1960s have long been a point of interest for in-the-know watch enthusiasts, and some of the most desirable are black-dialed examples from Heuer. An inky portal into the collector’s world, these models are typically distinguished by an N – for noir – at the end of their reference numbers and share a bold, saturated aesthetic that stands out against the more conservative look of chronographs with silver and white dials.
You’ll find absolutely no fauxtina on the new Carrera Dato’s dial. Its glossy black tone now purposefully extends out to the chapter ring, enveloping the entire dial in a consistent, compelling darkness.
Yup – the Carrera Dato is the rare vintage watch where collectors welcome the once-a-day blink of a date window with open arms. We’d even go so far as to argue that the second-generation 3147N design seen here represents the ne plus ultra of complicated minimalism in watchmaking. When people say vintage watches just look better than their modern counterparts, this is the perfect example of why.
Think about it this way: If a conventional chronograph is trying to pitch you on the novelty of measuring elapsed time, the Carrera Dato is meant to assist your day-to-day life in the most practical ways possible. Are you more likely to time something that’s under 30 minutes – like, say, grilling a steak – or are you going to track an entire 12-hour experience?
A catalyst for a new generation of in-house watchmaking at TAG Heuer, the Calibre Heuer 02 is the brand’s latest-and-greatest chronograph achievement. It was developed in the 2010s from the ground-up by TAG Heuer, whose objective was to combine all the technical specifications one might desire in a 21st-century chronograph in a single flagship movement.
To recreate the unique dial layout of the original Dato, TAG Heuer removed the Calibre Heuer 02’s typical six and nine-o’clock sub-dials and developed a brand new date disc with a fresh font. It otherwise starts with a fully integrated design that runs in 33 jewels, at a beat rate of 28,800 vph, with an impressive power reserve of up to 80 hours, all stored in a single barrel. The Calibre Heuer 02 utilizes both a column-wheel and a vertical-clutch mechanism, a premium combination found in many of today’s top chronographs. Visible through a sapphire crystal exhibition caseback, the Calibre Heuer 02’s finish is simple but attractive, with crisp côtes de Genève across the mainplate and a blackened and open-worked rotor that commemorates the brand’s recent 160th anniversary.
Our latest collaboration with TAG Heuer officially brings a favorite 1960s chronograph back to life, highlighting the company’s rich history and full range of contemporary abilities in the process. A limited edition of 250 numbered pieces priced at $7,250 each, the TAG Heuer Carrera Dato Limited Edition comes paired with a black alligator leather strap featuring a Heuer-signed deployant clasp. Half of the 250-piece run are available today with complimentary, worldwide delivery from the HODINKEE Shop, and the rest will be available at TAG Heuer brand boutiques in the United States and Japan for sale TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18 Dato for Hodinkee.

Breitling Premier Top Time Deus Replica Watch

We aren’t the first to notice, but Breitling have been at the top of their game these past few years with stunning renovations of core collections and some remarkable reiterations of historic classics. Just look at their recent Chronomat line or the Superocean Heritage 57’ if you need reminding. Continuing with their hot streak, Breitling have announced their latest limited edition, the Breitling Premier Top Time Dues, a wonderfully retro piece with the appeal of 21st-century proportions designed in collaboration with Australian lifestyle brand Deus Ex Machina.

Limited to 1,500 pieces, the latest release from Breitling also commemorates the Swiss watch manufacturer as the new Official Timekeeper for the Deus Swank Rally, an epic motorcycle championship which honours vintage bikes in diverse locations all around the world. Yet despite its associations with motorcyclists, the Breitling Premier Top Time Dues is more than just a biker watch but a Breitling limited edition for adventurers of all kinds. This is embodied within Breitling’s new Dues Squad, a group of fearless explorers who have been involved with Deus Ex Machina for years. The squad includes Californian surfboarder and motorcyclist Forrest Minchinton, Hawaiian competitive surfer Sierra Lerback and French motorcycle engineer and designer Jeremy Tagand.
While modern in its proportions and mission, the new Breitling Premier Top Time Dues Limited Edition watch still upholds its heritage with a handsome vintage-inspired aesthetic inspired by the original Top Time released in 1960. The collection was, and still is, characterised by its masculine-elegance and was deliberately introduced for fulfilling the needs of young and active professionals. While other Breitling watch collections like the flagship Navitimer or Chronomat delivered a higher price point, the Breitling Top Time was the perfect entry level chronograph for young gentlemen starting their journey in the luxury watch world.
The Breitling Top Time quickly became a classic amongst watch enthusiasts and it wasn’t long before the design found itself at the centre of pop culture. Most famously, a Breitling Top Time was worn by Sean Connery as James Bond in the 1965 film Thunderball, a design so coveted it sold at auction in 2013 for a whopping £103,875. Sadly, production for the design ended nearly two decades after its original release. That was until last year, when Breitling revealed a reiteration of the Breitling Top Time model ref 2003 with a stunning steel case and ‘Zorro’ dial. It was another instant hit, speaking to fans of both vintage and contemporary watches alike, and if this previous release is anything to go by, we have high hopes for the new Breitling Premier Top Time Dues Limited Edition.
A tribute to the nomad spirit of Deus Ex Machina and a nod to Breitling’s historic Top Time collection, the Breitling Premier Top Time Dues Limited Edition delivers the perfect balance between retro and contemporary with an upsized 41mm stainless steel case resolutely faithful in form to the 60’s original. The unadorned narrow bezel sits beside slender, straight lugs and convex sapphire crystal treated with double anti-reflective coating. Also faithful to the original is its water resistance, which is rated to only 30 metres, assisted by a snapped stainless steel case back decorated with a piece of Deus artwork. The image of the retro-looking motorcyclist is designed by Deus creative director Carby Tuckwell.
The Breitling Premier Top Time Dues Limited Edition watch continues its bold aesthetic with a racing-themed brown calfskin leather strap and a panda-style chronograph dial dressed in silver and black. Squircle-shaped chronograph counters for small seconds and 30 minutes counter sit parallel to each other while a matching black tachymeter scale adorns the edge detailed with the words “In benzin veritas” translating to “In petrol we trust”. The addition of bright orange accents found on the hands and tachymeter scale is a spectacular touch, especially the shape of the chronograph hand moulded into a lightening bolt. These accents alongside the inclusion of the Dues logo at 6 o’clock mark the new partnership between Breitling and Deus Ex Machina.

As with all Breitling watches, the Breitling Premier Top Time Dues is powered by a COSC certified chronometer movement, this time the Breitling Calibre 23. The Swiss manufacture movement delivers central hands for hours, minutes and chronograph seconds, two subsidiary dials for small seconds and 30 minutes and a wholesome power reserve of 48 hours. Delivering optimal legibility of these functions is Super-LumiNova coating on the hour markers and hour and minute hands.
As a limited edition of only 1,500 pieces, it’s expected that like the Breitling Top Time before it, the new Breitling Dues Limited Edition won’t be around for long. For more information on the Replica Breitling Premier Top Time Dues watch

linde werdelin for sale

Pioneering Luxury Sports Watches for the Mountain and the Sea on a mission to redefine sports horology. Discover the Linde Werdelin Biformeter, Oktopus & Spido series. Read about our founders and the creation of our original sports instruments, truly groundbreaking digital wrist-worn instruments.
Linde Werdelin replica is a Swiss-Danish watchmakerfounded in 2002 by Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin and specialises in producing limited and numbered series of watches and instruments. Linde Werdelin watches are made in Switzerland; the designers are Danish. By combining both analogue and digital technologies, Linde Werdelin produces and manufactures mechanical watches along with instruments for skiing and diving that clip on top of the watch
To you and me, that is Alloy Linde Werdelin. It’s a unique material created for aerospace and Formula 1 but repurposed by Linde Werdelin. The alloy is twice the strength of steel while remaining half the weight of titanium.
Linde Werdelin uses a colorless version of ALW and subjects it to a 25-micrometer treatment (standard treatments are usually only 5 micrometers in depth). This treatment creates a protective layer on the surface of the material, making it twice the strength of steel while remaining half the weight of titanium.
Black Badger x Linde Werdelin. When Linde Werdelin wanted to create a seriously luminous diver’s watch, the brand turned to Canadian-born, Gothenburg-based lume guru James Thompson aka BlackBadger, known in the watch world for his collaborations with brands including MB&F, De Bethune, and Sarpaneva.
Replica Linde Werdelin. Pioneering luxury watches for the mountain and sea, on a mission to redefine sports horology. Each of the three Linde Werdelin collections was born out of the need to explore and push boundaries with the very best time instruments to help navigate.
Linde Werdelin (Not So Humble) Beginnings. Perhaps it’s thanks to two well-known mountaineers, Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding, that Linde Werdelin rose to fame. It wasn’t so long ago (June 25, 2007) that the extreme duo claimed the first truly free ascent of Everest’s North East Ridge. And on their wrists?
Linde Werdelin Watches for sale Founded in 2002 by Danish designers Morten Linde and Jorn Werdelin, this independent Swiss watch brand specializes in creating limited edition watches and numbered series. It focuses on useful tool watches,
Linde Werdelin takes a series of concentric circles and cuts them up like too many slices of pizza for a look that reminds me of how a large maps is divided for longitude and latitude. The pattern is cut deep into the dial and makes for a good texturing. The “global” look of the dial is also good as it is a GMT watch
Linde Werdelin Launches North America-Exclusive SpidoLite II Titanium Gold Linde Werdelin has released a new, exclusive version of its SpidoLite II watch. The SpidoLite II Titanium Gold is a limited edition of 15 pieces available only in North American Linde Werdelin
Linde Werdelin is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, and at Baselworld 2016 the brand introduced a new SpidoLite model that uses the 3DTP Carbon technology that has recently been the hallmark of Richard Mille, Audemars Piguet, and other modern sports watch brands wanting a material that is light, hard, and exclusive.
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Linde Werdelin Replica has two watch collections, being the Spido and the Oktopus. Both collections are immediately recognizable as Linde Werdelin, because they share a bundle of similar features. The most important of which, have to do with the two instruments – the Rock and the Reef – that can be connected on top of the watches.
The case is made from “Alloy Linde Werdelin,” or ALW, a material that was originally created for the aerospace industry and Formula 1, but has been adopted by Linde Werdelin as an alternative to traditional watchmaking metals. According to Linde Werdelin, the material is twice as hard as steel, but half the weight of titanium,