Another over-the-top statement piece by the hi-tech brand. This time with a CHF 1,200,000 price tag.
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.
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.
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.
Sep. 27, 2019