Another over-the-top statement piece by the hi-tech brand. This time with a CHF 1,200,000 price tag.
Richard Mille RM 62-01
Produced in collaboration with Airbus Corporate Jets and obviously aimed at their core clientele, this crazy megawatch does break some technical boundaries. The alarm function in mechanical watchmaking is already a rather esoteric complication. And with the RM 62-01 Richard Mille does what it does best – takes the classical horology in all its impractical beauty and pushes it much further towards the impossible. Instead of chiming, the alarm here is executed in a form of a silent vibrating oscillating weight. Needless to say, it uses the independent barrel and has a personal power reserve indication.
Taking classical horology and pushing it much further
The Richard Mille RM 62-01 is fully packed with features: starting with central hours and minutes, as well as the GMT hand in 24-hour format, it has the alarm sundial with hours and minutes, again in a 24-hour format. Now add a big date, am/pm indication, the winding crown 5-modes indication typical for Richard Mille and their movement supplier Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi, main wheel train power reserve pointer, and of course, a tourbillon.
Richard Mille RM 62-01
A stealthy-looking titanium and carbon case measuring 42 x 50 mm covers the manually wound movement with a 70-hour power reserve. As usual with Richard Mille, the black PVD titanium mainplate and bridges are perfectly visible from each side. And while the dial layout and overall color-scheme definitely don’t take it too seriously, the price is unsurprisingly astronomical – CHF 1,200,000. Richard Mille RM 62-01 is limited to 30 pieces.