This is a quartz replica watch made by Richard Mille, but it is not a quartz watch that mechanical watch lovers despise. In this case, quartz is part of a new composite material used for the watch case, which is a combination of NTPT carbon and TPT quartz, with an intense red color, which is produced by the red resin used in its manufacture. The situation produced by manufacturing technology is always different, because in each case, the pattern formed by the carbon contained in the material is different.
This case protects the familiar RMAC1 movement introduced in the RM 011 flyback chronograph introduced in 2010. The movement is a self-winding movement with a 55-hour power reserve, the big date is displayed at 12 o’clock, and the month is displayed at 4 o’clock. And flyback chronograph. The RM 011 TPT quartz edition is issued in limited edition.
Cooperation with McLaren Automotive
A worthy successor to the RM 50-03 McLaren F1 launched in 2017, this is the world’s lightest tourbillon chronograph, weighing 40 grams, including the strap. Made of carbon TPT with titanium details.
Skeleton automatic winding movement, adjustable rotor geometry, providing hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 12-hour totalizer, large date, month display and Variable geometry rotor. Titanium alloy central flange. Heavyweight 18kt platinum. 6-position adjustment with titanium screws. 18kt white gold ribbing. Ceramic ball bearings. One-way anti-clockwise winding direction. 68 jewels, 28,800 vph and 50-hour power reserve.
The biggest news in RM is the retirement of RM011.
RM011, the flyback chronograph and annual calendar have been around since 2007 and may be the iconic model of the brand. It is relatively cheap in the business scheme, and carries the size, shape and complex appearance of RM DNA. Therefore, the RM has given a new look. The RM011-03 has different hints on the case design, the new dial and the reconfigured movement (especially the automatic movement). I think it usually looks good and it does look fresher.