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Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Manual Winding Tourbillon Split-Seconds

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight

I always wait for SIHH to take place (especially SIHH 2019) because I would love to see the release of this small tech manufacturer that is more like an aerospace company than a watchmaking company. Richard Mille released real masterpieces during the last SIHH such as Richard Mille RM 67 – 02 Automatic High Jump Mutaz Barshim, Richard Mille RM 53 – 01 Tourbillon Pablo McDonough, Richard Mille RM 11 – 03 Jean Todt 50th Anniversary or This Richard Mille RM 50 – 03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight ?

The only watch with performance comparable to a Formula 1 single-seater
The manufacturer, whose motto is "a race car on the wrist", started a technology partnership with McLaren Automotive two years ago. The ideal relationship began in 1966, when Richard first met McLaren at the Monaco Grand Prix with his father. After making the only timepiece that can compete in a Formula 1 Grand Prix (worn by Felipe Massa) and endure the hardships of Pikes Peak (worn under the suit of the legendary Sebastian Loeb) Afterwards, Richard Mille decided to take this close connection to the racing world to the next level. In 1981, the McLaren team was the first to introduce a monocoque made of carbon fiber composite material on the McLaren MP4/1.

Passionate about motorsport, Richard Mille began visiting the McLaren Technology Centre to study all the processes that led to the creation of a single-seater race car. His idea was to come up with something akin to a Formula 1 car in terms of product lightness and overall performance. Two necessary conditions when making an F1 car.Swiss replica watches

The lightest double chronograph tourbillon ever made
The Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight weighs only 38 grams and the tourbillon movement with the split-seconds chronograph weighs only 7 grams, making this timepiece the lightest complication in the world surface. How could he have gotten such a seemingly impossible result?

Creating exceptional products is Richard Mille's mantra, but to do this he cannot use materials that, albeit quite advanced, are currently used in watchmaking. He had to come up with something completely new, and in my opinion none of the materials currently available can help him achieve such extraordinary results (at least for the performance brands are asking their products to provide).

The answer is: Graphene
The manufacturer chose graphene for his Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight; a nanomaterial that is 6 times lighter than steel and 200 times more resistant. Graphene is not available in nature, but can be found as a material in combination with graphite, a material commonly used inside pencils.

In 2004, two scientists from the University of Manchester succeeded in isolating two-dimensional crystalline graphene from graphite; the crystal is as thick as an atom, for which the two scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics. Thanks to its remarkable properties, which also include extraordinary electrical conductivity, graphene represents one of the future materials for aerospace, biomedicine, wearable technology manufacturing and other fields of application that were unimaginable until recently.best replica watches

Exclusive partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies and The University of Manchester
Richard's goal was to reduce the density (and thus weight) of the carbon fiber composite while increasing its electrical resistance. He decided to insert graphene into a carbon shell, thereby transforming TPT Carbon into Graph TPT, and with the help of McLaren Applied Technologies and the University of Manchester, created the world's first Graph TPT-fabrication case (an evolution of TPT Carbon).

As new composite materials were created, new manufacturing machines had to be created as well; these allowed the manufacture of 75 cases (the number of Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight timepieces produced at the time). Graphene is also very resistant to helium, making it likely that the next step for manufacturers is to make professional super-sealed dive watches.

38g caliber, can withstand up to 5000g
In my opinion, the movement of the Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight represents a greater challenge than the production of the case itself, without oversimplifying the results obtained, the presence of partners and Working methods have helped create Graph TPT. Richard Mille has built a movement that weighs only 7 grams, the bridges and bridges are made of grade 5 titanium, and some of the bridges in the chronograph section, the barrel bridges and the tourbillon cage bridges are made of TPT carbon. The same material is also used to connect the movement to the case, eliminating each case ring.Porsche Design 1919 GLOBETIMER 4046901418205

According to laboratory tests, the end result is a timepiece that weighs only 38 grams and has a 7-gram movement that can withstand a maximum acceleration of up to 5,000 grams (a figure that can never be reached in real life). The meticulous engineering work on the second hand function resulted in a 50% energy saving (this figure is not stated anywhere, but I assume it refers to the consumption of the current second hand movement). According to Richard Mille, this is thanks to the clever design of the 6-tooth column wheel profile, which allows for perfect synchronization and the complete absence of any oscillating movement during the start, stop and reset functions.

The stop button for the split-seconds function is located at 4 o’clock, and in shape it reminds us of the shape of the air vents of the single-seater brakes (the same can be said for other cars with two buttons). In the function list of the movement - the first time I read it in the data sheet of a timepiece - the moment of inertia of the balance is stated, so more functions are more suitable for a Formula 1 car than a Watch. The "Dinamo Crown" explicitly references the mechanics of the car, while the two indicators - the torque indicator in the upper right corner of the dial and the function indicator at the bottom - inherit Renaud and Papi's patents, as far as I know, They allow monitoring of the tension applied to the winding spring (the ideal window is between 53dNmm and 65dNmm, as indicated by green on the scale), as well as the winding function of the crown (W = winding), the time adjustment function (H = hours ) or the date adjustment function (D = date).replica Patek Philippe Aquanaut Watches

I could go on with the involute profile of a barrel stem or barrel gear made by Chronifer, but the truth is that the Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight would eclipse every complication watch, envy No end, especially complicated timepieces that try and sell avant-garde and technical concepts, simply because these are not objectively credible. This is not just a super watch, but an experiment involving science, physics and mechanics.

This timepiece is much more than that, and the only possible comparison is to another Richard Mille timepiece; the introduction of ACJ in 2016 paved the way for these new timepieces. However, the Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight surpasses it in every way. If this is the first outcome of a partnership expected to last 10 years, I can't imagine what the future will bring. The Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight retails for CHF 980,000, which means more than €1 million at current exchange rates. I believe the retail price is fair, as is the retail price of a McLaren P1 or a Pagani Huayra BC, the difference is that we are in front of microengineering and the results are more difficult to achieve.Jacob & Co. ASTRONOMIA CASINO AT160.40.AB.AB.B

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