Since its establishment in early 2016, the partnership between Richard Mille, the British manufacturer of ultra-high performance road supercars and Formula One racing cars, McLaren has produced only two watch designs. Both watches are among Richard Mille’s most complex and technologically advanced watches, yet they set very high standards for any third co-op watch. Richard Mille recently released the third McLaren-themed watch, this time evoking the car manufacturer’s exquisite 250-mph Speedtail Grand Tourer, rather than trying to surpass its previous McLaren collaboration. Ultra-lightweight sports concept, but this new model follows the spirit of the car that inspired it. The new limited edition Richard Mille RM 40-01 automatic tourbillon McLaren Speedtail abandons the uncompromising high-performance concept previously matched by McLaren, and instead adopts more luxurious,
Although the case of the Richard Mille RM 40-01 automatic tourbillon McLaren Speedtail follows the brand’s iconic sandwich structure, the shape of the barrel has been extensively redesigned and referenced the supercar of the same name. The overall asymmetrical conical shape of the wine barrel evokes the flowing teardrop shape of the car from above, especially around the center engine compartment and rear window. The titanium bezel has a series of four notches that match the air intakes on the Speedtail hood, and the layered carbon TPT buttons at 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock mimic the air vents in front of the front wheels. Other Speedtail-inspired designs include the McLaren signature crown at 3 o’clock, which echoes the style of the Speedtail driving mode selector.
Richard Mille claims that the RM 40-01 automatic tourbillon McLaren Speedtail is the brand’s most exquisite case so far. The titanium case element has a variety of brushed, matte and mirror polished surfaces, and is used for layering A variety of patterns and surface carbon fiber carbon TPT central case. Richard Mille’s design team spent more than 2,800 hours to create the shape of this 69-piece case, but the most complicated part may be the sapphire crystal glass. In order to seamlessly follow the reduction in curvature, taper and thickness of the bezel, the custom crystal has what the brand calls “triple contour” curvature. However, despite months of engineering and finishing, water resistance is still the Achilles heel of Richard Mille’s new model.
Like the case, the hollow dial of the Richard Mille RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail is very complicated in terms of finishing and design. For example, the sporty forward-swept Arabic numerals are not actually used, but are milled from the surrounding black PVD titanium bridge plate.
In addition, like the case, most of the dial echoes the style of McLaren Speedtail. The most notable one is around 6 o’clock. The small hour index is completed in McLaren’s iconic papaya orange, and the surrounding brushed bridges imitate The appearance of the Speedtail engine covers the air intake and the unique high-position third brake light bar.
Despite the complexity of this hollow design, the overall appearance remains balanced. Each of the four complications occupies the dial space at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock. The large date display at 12 o’clock, with an exposed date wheel and red highlights, forms the natural focal point at the top of the dial, focusing visual attention on the widest part of the design. This date display can be adjusted instantly by using the 8 o’clock button. The 3 o’clock display provides the current position of the 4 o’clock crown function selector, which can cycle the crown between winding (W), time setting (H) and intermediate positions without having to pull it out of position. The tourbillon escapement at 6 o’clock is probably the most interesting style choice for the RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail. Almost every modern watch equipped with a tourbillon is designed to draw the wearer’s attention to this complicated and expensive timepiece, and here, the tourbillon is almost buried under the bridge and the large black tourbillon frame . This less ostentatious method tends to hide the tourbillon in the initial image, but some people may find this execution more subtle and complicated. fake Richard Mille uses an intuitive graphical approach to the power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, but like most things in this design, its execution is much more complicated than it seems. The indicator itself uses a complicated planetary differential system to move the power reserve pointer, further complicating the already detailed movement.
In order to understand the complexity of the Calibre CRMT4 automatic tourbillon movement inside the Richard Mille RM 40-01 automatic tourbillon McLaren Speedtail, the brand spent more than 8,600 hours to develop 603 final products. Richard Mille uses Calibre CRMT4 to break through the limits of its finishing capabilities, using hand-polished angles, stepped bevels, micro-spraying grooves and milling parts, PVD black titanium bridge sections and plasma-treated bottom plates. Even the wheels are decorated in the brand’s futuristic style, with tiny cutouts with the McLaren swoop logo. The red gold and platinum winding rotor is a visual highlight, with a variable geometric weight system, which can customize the winding speed according to the wearer’s physical activity level. Calibre CRMT4 also uses a fast-rotating main barrel with a revolution period of 5 hours, which reduces internal spring adhesion and improves the regularity of torque transmission. Another major performance achievement of Calibre CRMT4 is its strong shock resistance. Richard Mille claims that the movement can withstand a shock of 5000 G. The overall performance is good, providing a power reserve of 50 hours at a beat rate of 28,800 bph.
Richard Mille offers a variety of straps for the RM 40-01 automatic tourbillon McLaren Speedtail, including alligator leather integrated strap and Velcro bulletproof material, but the clear flagship strap is an asymmetric integrated black rubber strap. This rubber strap is very sculptural, and has repeatedly recalled the McLaren Speedtail design. It also uses color rubber overmolding technology to continue the papaya orange characteristic line of the dial around the wrist.
The limited edition Richard Mille RM 40-01 Automatic Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail extends its concept to cutting-edge finishing and exquisiteness as well as exotic mechanical innovations, which may be the most detailed and complete in the brand’s partnership with McLaren to date The product. fake luxury watches