Richard Mille Pre-SIHH 2015: RM 33-01 Automatic watch

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Richard Mille is a brand about true watchmaking. Before Christmas we have a little window over the 2015 new collections and here is the review of the RM 33-01 automatic watch.

Richard Mille, a story of watchmaking

After some marketing studies in Besançon- France, Richard Mille joined a small company called Finhor in 1974. It was his debuts in watchmaking. In 1981, the company was bought by Matra and Richard Mille became the manager for the watch business. After a while, Matra’s watch activities were sold to Seiko and Richard Mille decided to quit the company in 1992 with the idea of building his own brand.

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After a short passage by Mauboussin, in which he built its watch business, it was in 1999 that Richard Mille SA was founded. And in 2001 the first model was launched: the RM001. What describes Richard Mille know-how? We could define it as a true passion for watchmaking and this strong idea of innovation. Every model of Richard Mille’s collection is a state of the art in watchmaking. The precision in terms of details, the innovative combination of techniques and the cutting-edge design makes it unique, rare and probably one of the kind. Richard Mille manufacture is based in Switzerland and everything is done at its best. The new RM 33-01 is completely aligned with this philosophy.

The RM 33-01 automatic watch, best in class

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The new creation embodies all the elegance of a Richard Mille watch with a sporty spirit. Here are the key elements in order to understand this watch. The new skeleton RMXP3 caliber represents the heart of the watch. It has an amazing off-centered platinum micro rotor and this architecture reveals a grade 5 titanium movement. The movement itself is sand-blasted and electroplasma treated which provides a satin-finished look. Something quite remarkable is the hand-made anglage of the piece. As for all Richard Mille movements, the RMXP3 caliber went through several tests in order to provide the best reliability despite of any condition of use.

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The watch case has a diameter of 45.70mm and a thickness of 9.20mm. It is mounted on a high-resistant rubber strap secured with a filding clasp in grade 5 Titanium. You will recognize the Richard Mille style in the 5 Titanium spline screws displayed in the watch face. The watch will be available in 3 precious metals: Titanium, Red Gold and White Gold. Here are some interesting specs for this new amazing watch.

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  • Power reserve: 48 hours
  • Baseplate, bridges and Balance cock made in Titanium
  • Monoblock Titanium Micro Rotor
  • Free Sprung balance with variable inertia
  • Date Display

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To show you how detailed is the manufacturing of a Richard Mille watch, the positive engraving of the name “Richard Mille” takes at least 45mn per case. And every single detail is taken care in ways that only Richard Mille does.

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With this new model, Richard Mille “colors” the new year with audacity and style. It seems that the next SIHH will be a good one for the Swiss watchmaker. You can check the official website to learn more about the watchmaker universe: http://www.richardmille.com

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Sebastien Eich

Sebastien Eich is passionate about Swiss watch-making and throughout the years he gathered a tremendous amount of knowledge about the beautiful art of creating a watch. Based in Switzerland, the mother land of watch-making, he has exclusive access to Brands and events. He shares all of it here for the great pleasure of sharing.