Richard Mille RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Diver’s Watch


Richard Mille RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Diver's Watch

This newest Richard Mille creation is designed to go deep and to offer a range of functions along the way. While exploring the depths, you have at your disposal hours, minutes, seconds, 60-minute countdown, 12-hour totalizer and flyback chronograph, annual calendar with oversized date, and a month indicator. Find pricing and wallpaper inside.

Available in titanium, 18K white gold or red gold, the 50 mm x 17.80 mm RM 032 is water resistant to 300 meters (30 atmospheres), following ISO 6425 diver’s watch norms.

The power reserve is circa 50 hours, 45h with chronograph running. The digits for the date indicator are composed of two discs, with the digits cut out like positive stencils, offering great visual clarity combined with style. The annual calendar allows for the date change to be automatically calculated for months of 30 and 31 days; the only exception being the month of February.

Assembled by three layers connected with 22 screws, the bezel and system attaching it to the watchcase, makes it stable as well as impossible to inadvertently dislocate or loosen. The bezel rotates unidirectionaly in line with the norm ISO 6425, to avoid mistakes when calculating diving time. For clearer visibility under murky conditions, at 12 o’clock onwards, the minute markers of the first quarter are highlighted in red.

The RM 032 also possesses a running indicator, located at 3 o’clock. Thanks to both its geometry and 2-rpm rotational frequency, it is possible to check the correct functioning of the running movement under stressful conditions. The running indicator disc is composed of successive Superluminova and black sectors; as a result it can be easily read during day or night.

The skeletonized automatic movement of the RM 032 utilizes Richard Mille’s patented system of automatic rotor with variable geometry, an innovation that allows the level of automatic winding to be adjusted to the user’s lifestyle via the setting of two 18k white gold rotor ribs.

The caliber RMAC2, with 62 jewels and beating at 4Hz, has a free sprung balance with variable inertia. This design provides greater reliability when subjected to shock and also during movement assembly and disassembly, hence better chronometric results over time.

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

The RM 032 case is one fo the most difficult to manufacture. After a 1.5 hour turning phase, this tripartite case has to undergo 830 operations planned during an 9-hour milling phase. At the end of an 11-hour machining phase, each RM 032 case has to pass a 1-hour quality control.

The pushers, their respective components and crown require a 10-day machining phase. During this period numerous water resistance tests and quality controls are carried out as well as the hand brushing and polishing of the case.

During deep sea dives, the water pressure on the pushers and crown is powerful enough to unintentionally operate one of the pushers. In order to avoid any external pressure effect or accidental manipulation, Richard Mille has developed a locking crown for the RM 032 that locks the pushers and as a result ensures water resistance up to 300 meters. The crown and pushers of the RM 032 can be locked by simply rotating its ring (green index if unlocked, red index if locked). The movement is also protected from being damaged from overpressure or shocks on the crown.

The water resistance is enhanced thanks to maximum seal pressure. This system is specific to the RM 032 and is patent pending.

U.S. retail prices start at $125,000. The image below may be enlarged substantially with a click.

Richard Mille RM 032 Automatic Chronograph Diver's Watch

Technical Information

CALIBER RMAC2: automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds, oversize date, month, flyback chronograph with minutes and seconds counter, hour counter, running indicator and adjustable rotor geometry.

Diameter : 50.00 mm x 17.80 mm.

MAIN FEATURES

POWER RESERVE
Circa 50 hours, 45h with chronograph running.
Actual power reserve results will depend on the period of time the chronograph is utilized.

RUNNING INDICATOR
The running indicator is located at 3 o’clock. Thanks to both its geometry and 2-rpm rotational frequency, it is possible to check at a glance the correct functioning of the running movement. The running indicator disc is composed of successive Superluminova and black sectors; as a result it can be easily seen during day or night.

FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH
By using the pusher between 4 and 5 o’clock, the running chronograph can be reset without first having to stop the mechanism. This was originally developed for pilots in order to not waste time (and therefore accuracy) from stopping, resetting and starting the chronograph whilst crossing a navigational point.

Function:
the user can start or stop the chronograph function via the pusher located between 1 and 2 o’clock. The flyback function can be continuously reset by depressing the second pusher located between 4 and 5 o’clock.

ANNUAL CALENDAR
Automatic adjustment for months of 30 or 31 days.

OVERSIZE DATE DISPLAY
Semi-instantaneous, placed in a red outlined horizontal aperture under 12 o’clock.

MONTH DISPLAY
Semi-instantaneous indicated by arabic numerals, placed between 4 and 5 o’clock.

FREE SPRUNG BALANCE WITH VARIABLE INERTIA
The regulator index is eliminated and a more accurate and repeatable adjustment is possible thanks to 4 small adjustable weights located directly on the balance.

LOCKING CROWN
The crown and pushers can be locked by simply rotating its ring (green index if unlocked, red index if locked). The movement is prevented from being damaged because of overpressure or shocks on the crown. The water resistance is enhanced thanks to maximum pressure on the seals.

ROTOR WITH VARIABLE GEOMETRY
– Arm in grade 2 titanium
– Flange in grade 2 titanium
– 6-positional adjustment via grade 5 titanium screws
– Ribs in 18k white gold, high palladium content
– Weight segment in white gold
– Ceramic ball bearings
– Unidirectional anti-clockwise winding direction

This exclusive Richard Mille design allows the rewinding of the mainspring to be adapted most effectively to the user’s activity level. By adjusting the setting of the rib’s placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or slow it down when sporting activities are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement’s winding mechanism to be optimized.

DOUBLE BARREL SYSTEM
The double barrel system contributes to the torque stability over a longer period. This is achieved by using more rotations of the barrel, thereby reducing pressure and wear on the teeth, bearings and pivots, hence an improved long-term performance.

BOTTOM PLATE, BRIDGES AND BALANCE COCK MADE OF TITANIUM
These components are in grade 5 titanium with black PVD coating. This provides the whole assembly great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness that is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.

SPLINE SCREWS IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM FOR THE BRIDGES AND CASE
Due their design, these screws offer better control of the torque applied during assembly.

OTHER FEATURES
– Diameter of the movement: 39.15 mm
– Thickness: 9.00 mm
– Number of jewels: 62
– Balance: Glucydur, 4 arms, inertia moment 4.8 mg.cm2, angle of lift 53º
– Frequency: 28,800 vph (4Hz)
– Balance spring: Elinvar
– Shock protection: Incabloc 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
– Escapement wheel jewels: Rubifix (transparent)
– Stem with three positions: manual winding, date adjustment, time setting

CASE
The case uses a curved, tripartite design. It is complemented with a screwed crown construction and the integration of the horns in the case. The horns of each RM 032 version have screws that optimally fix the diver’s rubber strap.

INTERIOR FLANGES (upper and lower)
In carbon fiber, with index points filled with approved luminous material.

DIAL
In sapphire (thickness: 0.40 mm) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides), protected by 8 silicon braces inserted in the upper and lower grooves.

CRYSTAL
– Bezel side: in sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides).
– Thickness: 3.00 mm
– Case back: in sapphire with anti-glare treatment (2 sides)
– Thickness: at the center 1.40 mm and at outer edges 2.07 mm

FINISHING

MOVEMENT
– Bottom plate and bridges in hand-ground grade 5 titanium, wet sandblasted, top face polished by hand
PVD treated
– Burnished pivots
– Diamond polished sinks on the bridge side
– Pinions with undercuts
– Sandblasted and rhodium-plating, beveled wheels (before cutting)
– Minimum correction applied to the wheels in order to preserve geometry and performance

STEEL PARTS
– Sapphire blasted and hand-drawn surfaces
– Screw slot and screws beveled and polished with rounded and polished tip

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  1. Gigiovnni

    One of the most beautiful watch in the market. If no the most. Whit red strap is even nicer

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