Pure Madness: Richard Mille RM65-01 Split Second Chronograph

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The Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille has always stood out among its “colleagues” with unusual bright colors and shapes, unusual and extremely daring decisions, both in engineering and design.

It is the above that has always been what distinguished Richard Mille from others: the expansion of the boundaries of watchmaking .

RM 65-01 watch, photo taken from https://www.ablogtowatch.com/richard-mille-unveils-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph-watch/

RM 65-01 watch

And the new RM 65-01 has surely done it again. With over 600 watch components, the model is one of the most complex the brand has created to date. For the most part, this credit lies with the split-second chronograph function , for the sake of which Richard Mille literally “reinvented” the complication.

It took almost five years to create a new, revolutionary model for the company . Of course, the most difficult, lengthy and painstaking process was the creation of the mechanism, but a significant portion of the time was spent on “matching” the complexity of the watch with its everyday convenience.

RM 65-01 watch, photo taken from https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html
Disassembled watch, photo taken from https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html

RM 65-01 watch

Despite its rarity and high price, many owners of Richard Mille do not leave watches in the safe and in storage, but actually wear them.

The new model is presented in two cases: carbon TPT and gold with a carbon TPT case.

Macro photo of the dial and watch case, photo taken from https://www.watchcollectinglifestyle.com/home/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph-presenting

Macro photo of the dial and watch case

The bright colors immediately catch the eye, definitely attracting attention. But they are here – not just decoration, but specially selected for a specific purpose . Richard Mille uses color coding so that the owner can easily and quickly determine which button activates which function of the watch.

  • Yellow – indicates the time
  • Orange – Chronograph Display
  • Blue – split second function
  • Green – date indication
  • Red – mechanism plant
RM 65-01 watch, photo taken from https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html

RM 65-01 watch

The manual winding of the movement is a working function, despite the obvious automatic winding function. But the chronograph RM 65-01 has both the innovative and unusual function of the fast winding movement.

By pressing the button at 8 o’clock, the watch can be quickly wound up to a full 60-hour power reserve.

RM 65-01 watch, photo taken from https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html

But this is by no means the only innovation in the watch, as the RM 65-01 uses 6 column chronograph wheels, combined with a vertical link.

The watch operates at a frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour and is capable of measuring time intervals with an accuracy of 1 / 10th of a second. Thanks to the innovative architecture of the movement, the chronograph starts and stops with maximum precision in any, even the most difficult conditions, as Richard Mille should be.

RM 65-01 watch, photo taken from https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html
https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html

The photos below show more detailed photos of the unusual, both in its design and engineering, movement with a chronograph complication .

Clock mechanism, photo taken from https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html
Clock mechanism, photo taken from https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html
Clock mechanism, photo taken from https://watchesbysjx.com/2020/12/richard-mille-rm-65-01-automatic-split-seconds-chronograph.html

Clock mechanism

The spectacle is truly mesmerizing . Looking at such mechanisms, it immediately becomes clear how watchmaking is compared with other arts such as sculpture and music.

But the price here is also impressive – $ 310,000. Whether they are worth it or not, it’s up to you.

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