In a remarkably short period, Richard Mille watches have skyrocketed to the pinnacle of the luxury timepiece market, establishing themselves as some of the most exclusive and expensive watches in the world. Expanding its collection using precious materials and state-of-the-art movement technology, the horlogists at Richard Mille are pleased to present the all-new RM 30-01 with a declutchable rotor. Designed using engineering methods from Formula 1 race cars, the comfortable case shape of the RM 30-01 comes available in both titanium and 18k rose gold. A skeletonized dial offers a clear glance at the watch’s inner workings in action, showcasing visuals that resemble the rpm gauge or speedometer of a race car.
Under the hood of Richard Mille’s newest creation lies a newly developed in-house Caliber RMAR2. The skeletonized automatic-winding movement is responsible for powering the hours, minutes, seconds, oversize date, clutch engagement and power-reserve indicators, function selector and declutchable variable-geometry rotor functions. The transparent sapphire backcase displays another angle of Richard Mille’s expert craftsmanship, along with commemorative engravings along the outer case. Completing its look in traditional fashion, Richard Mille fits the two new RM 30-01 models on comfortable black motorsport rubber straps. The all-new Richard Mille RM 30-01 is currently available through authorized dealers starting at $208,000.
For Richard Mille, every challenge must always be met with panache. Experience and expertise form an indispensable duo for giving form to this ambition; the new RM 30-01 Automatic with Declutchable Rotor is its manifestation. The sequencing of its genome is known. Its predecessors incorporated innovations dedicated to efficiency. Each component, from the declutchable, variable-geometry rotor and function selector, to the power-reserve indicator, contributes to a superlative design. Complexity serves purely to enhance ease of use. Available in grade 5 titanium or in red gold, the curved tonneau-shaped case measuring 42 x 49.94 x 17.59 mm has continued to evolve over the years. While the red gold model is equipped with a titanium middle case, the titanium model is fully machined in grade 5 titanium.
The function selector finds its place on the caseband, and the two enter into symbiosis. This mechanism is paired with a skilfully reworked crown. The RMAR2 calibre draws on layering and delicate contrasts of grey and black. Its redesigned skeletonized design features exclusive geometry that creates a graphic balance on several levels, inviting the movement’s bridges to take part in a remarkable scenography imbued with perspective and depth. The typography used for the numerals and the cartouche displaying the name of the model make a clear statement.