In 2007, a new curved, square instance was introduced with the RM 016. Two decades later, a third case shape was introduced when two extraordinary dive watches were first started, the RM 025 Chronograph along with the RM 028 Diver. Each has been fitted with an elaborate bezel system fastened to the situation by 24 spline screws. Both were muscle, enormous, rather than so versatile with respect to how they could be worn. By way of example, the RM 025 measured in at 50.7 mm in diameter with a thickness of 19.2 mm. Though certainly not intended to be dress watches, there is not any way they could even match under the cuffs of dress shirts without breaking their seams. Last year, Richard Mille Replica Europe introduced a more practical and versatile round watch, the Extra Flat RM 033. Frankly, before trying on the RM 033, I had been convinced it was going to be too large and appear funny on my wrist. Surprisingly to me, my first concerns about the size were way off. The watch match my 6.75 inch wrist really well. A consistent design characteristic of Richard Mille’s instances is their sensuous, wrist-fitting curvature. About the RM 033, the curvature discovered on the case back and back side of the lugs is striking, and it’s the characteristic of the case that impressed me most. It was clearly designed to comfortably fit as numerous wrist sizes as you can, and, sure enough, it worked much better than I expected on my wrist. It comes on a supple, well-made rubber band, ensured by a spring-loaded deployant clasp — one of the best in the world of haute horology in fact. Together with the ultra lightweight titanium case and movement, the RM 033 has been a joy to wear constantly.
Our experience in developing resistance to G forces in our watches led us to choose grade 5 titanium for the baseplate and bridges of this “skeletonised” movement, as it is a material that provides the rigidity required for the accuracy and reliability of the movement.
As the watch was to be used under extreme conditions, we opted for manual winding by a traditional crown.
Extremely resistant and light, this composite is obtained by stacking 600 layers of silica only 45 microns thick.
The assembly is then heated to 120 °C before being machined in our factory.
Manual winding skeleton movement with hours, minutes and seconds; inspired by Caliber RMUL1.
Movement weight: 4.3 grams.
This watch was directly linked to the developments that took place in creating the tourbillon model for Bubba Watson.
This latest edition of the series is available exclusively at Richard Mille Japan boutiques.