Richard Mille pioneered the utilization of an all-sapphire view case using its RM 056 Sapphire Tourbillon Split Secs Chronograph in 2011, and upped the technical ante with the next debut of the RM 56-01, which had baseplates also, bridges and a third steering wheel made of sapphire. This past year noticed the debut of another advancement, the Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire, which combines a tripartite sapphire case with the brand’s groundbreaking “cabled movement” design.
The movement architecture found in the Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire took its cues from the motion in another Richard Mille view, the RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal, created with the insight of the Spanish tennis superstar. The baseplate of the RM 56-02 motion is constructed of tough but light-weight titanium and suspended within the all-sapphire case through a single-braided cable just .35 mm heavy. The movement runs on the program of four pulleys on articles at its corners and another six pulleys along its periphery; a miniature ratchet at 9 o’clock controls the strain of the cables. The complete system mis linked to an indicator at 12 o’clock that allows the wearer to check on the strain in the pulleys to ensure its operating within the specified norms.
800 Vickers and is scratch-resistant to any material short of gemstone virtually. Sapphire is utilized in movement parts also, like the winding barrel bridge, the guts bridges,
Both front and back again bezels of the entire case are treated with anti-glare protection. The “see-through” aesthetic reaches the partially translucent strap, organic texture complements the ergonomic style of the entire case. The Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire can be an limited edition extraordinarily, priced for an extremely fortunate few; only 10 pieces will be available worldwide, coming in at $2,020,000.