With RM 60-01 Regatta Flyback Chronograph flyback automatic chronograph, Richard Mille presents the brand’s first marine-specific technical watch to the world.
The watch is equipped with a grade 5 titanium alloy RMAC2 movement, a 55-hour power reserve, a variable inertia balance, a complete flyback chronograph function, an annual calendar function with an oversized date display and UTC function. In addition, the RM 60-01 meets the needs of navigation with its four azimuth basis points as shown by its special rotatable bezel, plus 360 ° and 24-hour dial.
The operating principle of the RM 60-01 is based on the following two points: local time and sun position. To calculate the exact position, the UTC display needs to point to the sun and press the UTC button at 9 o’clock. The bezel will rotate until the UTC pointer matches the local time shown on the bezel scale. At this time, the northeast-south direction of the bezel will coincide with the orientation of the ground surface.
The RM 60-01 is different from similar watches because of its ability to point in both the northern and southern hemispheres, no additional calculation is required for this operation. As an additional security measure, the chronograph’s buttons set a quick lock and unlock mechanism. When you lock (red arrow) or unlock (green arrow) the chronograph, you need to rotate the outer ring quickly, so you can easily prevent the chronograph reading from being changed inadvertently.
RM 60-01 REGATTA Flyback Automatic Chronograph Technical Features
RMAC2 movement: self-winding movement, hours, minutes and seconds at 3 o’clock, large date display, month display, flyback timing function,
The seconds counter is located in the center of the case, the minutes counter and countdown are at 9 o’clock, the hour counter is at 6 o’clock, the world time (UTC) display, geometrically
Change automatic disk.
Diameter: 50.00 x 16.33 mm.
About 50 hours (± 10%)
The actual power reserve time depends on how long the stopwatch function has been used.
Tier 5 titanium base plate, bridge plate and balance bridge plate
These parts are all grade 5 titanium alloys with black PVD coating, which can achieve excellent overall rigidity and excellent surface smoothness. This pair of gear trains
Good functioning is critical.
Press the button between 4 and 5 o’clock to reset the chronograph hands to zero without stopping the device. The device was originally designed for pilots
Designed to prevent pilots from wasting time on chronograph stops, zeros and restarts as they cross the navigation point, and achieve accurate timing.
After the chronograph function is activated, the hours and minutes can be displayed on the chronograph at 6 and 9 o’clock, respectively, and the seconds are indicated by the central hand.
The wearer can start or stop the stopwatch function by pressing the button between 1 and 2 o’clock.
You can reset the flyback function as often as you like by pressing the key between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock.
The hands are replaced by a hollow-out plate with a 60-minute mark at 9 o’clock. The cumulative timer has a timing function and can read the remaining time.
Coordinated Universal Time Function
The RM 60-01 watch offers a second time zone display with a hand filled with superluminova.
Adjustments can be easily made using the keys located at 8 o’clock.
Oversized date display
A semi-transient horizontal red frame window is set below the 12 o’clock.
Automatically adjusted to 30 or 31 days per month.
Semi-instantaneous, displayed by Arabic numerals between 4 and 5 o’clock.
Variable inertia balance
This balance wheel is a major technological innovation that can effectively improve the reliability of the watch when subjected to vibration, movement assembly and disassembly. Precision has long-term stability.
The spinner was removed. With 4 adjustable small hammers, the inertia of balance wheel movement can be adjusted repeatedly and more finely.
Variable geometry automatic disc
-Tier 2 Titanium Oscillating Arm
-Grade 5 titanium alloy frame
-6-position adjustment by grade 5 titanium alloy screws
-18K High Palladium Platinum Wings
-Ceramic Ball Bearing
-Anti-clockwise one-up chain
This automatic disc device is an exclusive design of Richard Mille, which is characterized by the ability to effectively adjust the automatic winding function according to the wearer’s (intense) level.
By adjusting the position of the ribs, you can change the inertial movement of the automatic disc, and speed up or slow down the winding speed according to the different rhythms of the body. In this way, the winding mechanism of the movement can be
Personalized optimal adjustment according to the wearer’s lifestyle.
Double barrel device
To improve long-term stability of torque. As the number of gear turns increases, the pressure and friction on the gear set, bearings and pivots are reduced and performance is enhanced.
Bridge plate grade 5 titanium alloy spline screw
Use this type of screw to better control screw torque during assembly. In addition, these screws are not affected by the disassembly process and will not age.
-Movement size: 39.15 mm
-Thickness: 9.00 mm
-Number of gems: 62
-Balance wheel: Glucydur, 4 swings, instant inertia 4.8mg.cm2, inclination 53 °
-Swing frequency: 28800 times per hour (4 Hz)
-Anti-vibration element: Incabloc 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
-Escape wheel gem: Rubifix (transparent)
-The handle has three functions: manual winding, date adjustment, time setting
This watch uses a unique four-layer case. The lugs are built into the case system. The four-layer case of the RM 60-01 is quite complicated.
It must go through 1 hour and 40 minutes of turning work, and then go through a total of 800 milling processes over several hours. It takes 11 hours of processing and many different procedures to complete. plus
After the work is completed, the quality inspection of each case will take a whole day. RM 60-01 watch requires 3 keys and its components and a crown with lock function
A 10-day process, which includes extensive water resistance testing and quality inspection, as well as manual sanding and polishing of the case. After these indispensable rigorous procedures,
Only to achieve the ultimate ergonomic design of Richard Mille watches.
Two-way rotating bezel with compass scale
The RM 60-01 watch is designed with a rotatable bezel to point the way for sailors when sailing at sea. The bezel has 4 azimuth basis points,
360 ° dial and 24-hour dial.
Its operating principle is based on the following two points: local time and the position of the sun. First point the UTC pointer towards the sun. Then just adjust the rotatable bezel,
This will make the UTC hand point to the local time indicated on the bezel. As a result, the wearer can easily distinguish between east-west and north-south directions. RM 60-01 watch and other so-called nautical
The difference between the table is that it can give you directions in the northern and southern hemispheres, without any calculations, you just need to choose the correct scale.
Case Grade 5 Titanium Spline Screw
These screws allow for more precise control of the tightening torque. It will not be damaged during assembly and disassembly, so it is durable.
Crown with lock function
To avoid bad operation caused by incorrect operation, Richard Mille has developed a crown with a lock function that locks the watch by simply rotating the bezel
Guanhe buttons at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock respectively. Unlocked for green indication, locked for red indication. This complex innovation mechanism was developed exclusively by Richard Mille.
Carbon fiber material, black coating treatment, time scale filled with approved luminous material. The lower flange is made of metal and is black-plated.
Sapphire material with double-sided anti-glare treatment (thickness: 0.40mm), 8 silicon connecting pieces are embedded between the upper and lower grooves for protection.
-Bezel: Sapphire crystal (1800 Vickers hardness) mirror, anti-glare treatment on both sides
-Thickness: 2.20 mm
-Case back: Sapphire crystal with anti-glare treatment on both sides
-Thickness: 1.00 mm at the center and 1.91 mm at the edges
-The bottom plate and bridge are made of grade 5 titanium alloy, hand-polished, wet-blasted, hand-polished on the upper surface, and PVD coated
-Diamond polished on bridge side
-Gears are beveled, sandblasted and rhodium plated (before cutting)
-Fine-tune the gear to ensure its geometry and overall performance
Stainless steel components
-Surface sapphire micro-blasted and hand-drawn
-Screws and slots are beveled and polished, and the tips are rounded and polished