Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver’s Watch Hands-On
I can easily say that the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver’s watch is one of the most exotic watches in the world. Considering that there are a large number of limited edition models around the world, generally speaking, there are not many of them, and there are few similar ones. This Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver has a black titanium and carbon composite case with a red strap. The crown ring is a version I have only seen once-and it is very likely that I will never see it again. The other one likes it a lot because it is actually a customized piece with red hardware elements. Is the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver’s watch exotic? No. Just like Ferrari FXX, considering its function and composition, this is a rare species in an already scarce world.
Explaining to watch novices that Richard Mille is challenging as a watch brand. Regarding the brand’s products, the first thing you notice is the unique modern technical design of its timepieces. The second thing you notice (if you can go that far) is their extremely expensive price. Richard Mille himself did not talk much about prices. In his typical French style, discussing price feels like a topic he doesn’t like-partly because in the Swiss watch industry operated by French culture, cost is not always part of the elegant conversation, and secondly because the brand knows them. Many customers just don’t understand how much money can be invested in the development and production of such a small thing. Nevertheless, since many watches are priced well above $500,000, Richard Mille is definitely making money.
What fascinates me is that aspiring and experienced watch consumers ask this very reasonable question every day. Are luxury watches worth the money? Are Rolex watches valuable? Are Patek Philippe watches valuable? Are Greubel Forsey or best Richard Mille watches valuable? I don’t know if I can really answer, but when trying to explain why they are priced so high, I may have a slight advantage over some people.
Within this range, the difference between watches and quality is sometimes small, and only experts can tell. The idea is that Richard Mille does provide a level of detail and production precision that only a few other brands can provide-and in my opinion, they are the only brand that can do this for modern watches. For example, compare them with Greubel Forsey, which has a more classic interpretation of “super watches”. In fact, Richard Mille, as a luxury watch brand mainly inspired by today, while retaining the value of traditional Swiss mechanical watchmaking, only a small group of colleagues joined. Richard Mille is their biggest winner in the world and easily owns the most expensive watches.
I don’t know if the above really explains why the Richard Mille tourbillon costs more than $500,000, but I think it does explain how to add a few percentage points of “exquisiteness” to very high-end watches requires exponential investment. In the magnifying glass (magnifying glass) Get a Richard Mille watch and you will be amazed at their high attention to detail and doing things correctly. You don’t have to like their aesthetics, but they didn’t join competitors offering the same products at low prices. In fact, when people ask me about Richard Mille’s budget, I tell them to buy Hublot.
So let us return to the exotic and not-so-small Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver watch. I don’t even want to answer the question of when I need a 300-meter waterproof dive watch with tourbillon and chronograph. Obviously, this is far from the point. If you are having dinner with Richard Mille or Richard Mille brand fans, I do not recommend that you ask that exact question. As part of the Richard Mille diving watch series, Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver’s watch is actually one of Richard Mille’s rare disc watches. It was created by joining the RM 028 diver (hands-on here; the most accessible Richard Mille diver, as well as the RM 032 diving chronograph. Although the cases of these watches are generally similar, the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver has A more unique set of complex features and completely different pricing.
Let’s talk about the case of Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver’s Watch. Of course, there are many versions of this watch, so this black titanium watch is just one of them. The case is water-resistant to 300 meters and has a special rotating bezel that only turns when the buttons at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock are pressed. This is not a small watch either, 50.7 mm wide and 19.1 mm thick. Considering the steeply inclined lugs, it wears as much as possible, but you need a serious wrist to pull this guy off. Of course, the case structure is excellent, and to the smaller details of the titanium “spline” screws, it feels like a well-made machine. Speaking of which, are the screws on the bezel enough for you?
I prefer a really big crown, it feels bigger than it really needs to be-even if you create a certain scene, the gloved diver still needs to wind it. The large size of the crown (with a built-in torque limiter to prevent over-winding) actually helps reduce the overall quality of the watch. The chronograph is a single-button chronograph with a single button located at the 8 o’clock position of the case.
I usually don’t spend time talking about the red rubber strap, but again, the strap of the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver watch is also unique. The strap is actually made of a material called Kalrez, which is just one of many specialized industrial materials that Richard Mille borrows from other industries (which actually require them) for their watches. Kalrez is obviously almost completely resistant to chemical corrosion and remains stable at a temperature of 327 degrees Celsius. Mainly dependent on the pharmaceutical and aerospace industries, thanks to Richard Mille, you can enjoy the theoretical benefits of Kalrez on your wrist, otherwise it will completely destroy the human body.
Looking at the dial of the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver, you will see a textured movement board. Yes, Richard Milled decided to use a “carbon nanofiber” base plate for the movement. I believe that carbon nanofibers are better than metals for some interesting reasons. It looks cool and makes the watch more unique-if you have a disposable income, you really want your dive watch to be made with it, for some reason that only male hormones can understand.
The movement inside the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver’s watch is the Richard Mille caliber RM025 manual winding movement. Once again, you will get some interesting features that you don’t usually see together. I like Richard Mille (Richard Mille) doing his best to create an overkill dive watch that is as special as possible. I would say I appreciate that they did not put a lot of emphasis on the tourbillon itself. You may not even notice it because it is located under the yellow arrow-like running seconds hand at 6 o’clock on the dial. Of course, many tourbillons also double as seconds. Here, Richard Mille only mitigates this by increasing the legibility of the dial.
The RM025 movement runs at 3Hz (I prefer 4Hz) and has a power reserve of approximately 50 hours. Of course, there is also a power reserve indicator on the dial. Adjacent to the power reserve indicator is another peculiar element-the complex function of the torque indicator. These are not common, but when you find them in a watch, they are usually associated with a power reserve indicator. These indicators provide a measure of the torque output of the movement, which is a function of the degree of winding of the spring.
Ideally, what you need is a mid-range torque curve that will provide the best accuracy over time. If the mainspring that powers the watch is over-tightened, it will release too much torque, causing the movement to run very quickly. If the mainspring is almost fully tightened, the torque will drop and the watch will run slowly. Therefore, the way to use the torque indicator is to wind the mainspring large enough so that the torque indicator is in the middle area (in most watches). This does not always mean a fully wound movement. You can then view the torque indicator in conjunction with the power reserve indicator to see when the watch needs to be wound.
The RM025 movement designed by Richard Mille has a power reserve of more than 50 hours, but they do not recommend that you wind it for more than 50 hours because the movement generates too much torque. In terms of setting the time and winding, it is of course done from the crown. However, you never pull the crown out, but press it like a button. This is used to cycle through the functions of the crown-these functions are visible on the “function selector” indicator also located on the dial.
The last of the RM025 movement is a chronograph. Its most interesting feature is that it uses a titanium column wheel drive system. The chronograph uses a central seconds hand and an auxiliary minute counter on the dial near 9 o’clock. Although it is not for everyone, I like Richard Mille’s philosophy of making the mechanical movement the star of each of their watches. Although their movement design is as modern as the case, the polished surface and beveled edges are very well done. The legibility of the reading time is not so bad, with large illuminated hands (and illuminated hour markers).
In general, the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver watch can be said to be a complete overcorrection for a sports watch. Again, we live in a consumer culture, and over-consumption may be a good thing. We tend to buy as much overkill as possible-at least in some cultures (especially if we can afford it). We buy cars that run faster than we drive, mobile phones that have more features than we will ever use, computers that have more processing power than most of us need, and that are deeper, more durable, or Watches that perform more functions are needed or used. This is just our consumer behavior. When we see products like the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver watch, we realize that at least some companies fully understand and provocatively take advantage of this.
I don’t care that I can never afford it, and if I can, I may not use the funds for it, but I think the Richard Mille RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver best fake watches is a very cool timepiece.