It is only 12 years ago that the Richard Mille brand entered the high-end wristwatch market. Since then, their reputation was settled quickly, thanks to their design philosophy and their consequent use of new technological materials. Richard Mille was the first brand to introduce carbon nano-fiber into their cases, amongst other newly developed materials and technologies. One can truly say that Richard Mille is one of the leading brands in exploring new ways of horology in the 21st century.
At the SIHH 2012, the brand launched three new models: RM 050, RM 053 and RM 056. Richard Mille is known for teaming up with the elite in the sporting arena, and RM053, for instance, is created for the wrist op top polo-player Pablo Mac Donough.
RM 053 has a manual winding tourbillon, tilted 30 o with hours, minutes and seconds, combined with and 48 hour power reserve. the case measures 50×42,7mm.
The RM 053 case boasts an innovative design with curves, and is made from a combination of titanium and titanium carbide. The watchcase was designed to protect the tourbillon movement from shocks resulting from the abrupt clashes of horses, riders and mallets during polo matches in which Pablo Mac Donough took part.
The face features a dial that is split in two parts which are aligned at the angle of 30 degrees. The one on the right shows hours and minutes, whereas the left one displays the tourbillon and seconds. The looks are clean and focused on what really matters: time display and the beauty of the tourbillon craftmanship.
the back is in sapphire, and provides a view at the movement, and gives an exciting impression of the titled movement. A true treasure.
RM 053 is manufactured in a special edition of 15. More information is available at www.richardmille.com