Richard Mille RM 030 Limited Edition watch is a great addition to the highly successful RM010 and RM016 Black Night family. The company is releasing only 25 watches that will be available at a few exclusive showrooms in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia this summer. The Richard Mille RM 030 Limited Edition watch is characterized by the presence of a declutchable rotor. The designer took over four years to develop a motor that declutches automatically. This helps prevent the accumulation of harmful debris in the winding barrel of the watch, especially when the flange releases excessive energy associated with prolonged over winding. The declutchable motor can help improve the chronometric results of the watch. The winding barrel automatically disconnects from the rotor’s winding mechanism the moment the spring is fully wound. It also connects the power reserve indicator to the optimal winding control. This helps maintain optimum torque/power ratio for the ultimate chronometric performance.
The beauty of the Richard Mille RM 030 Limited Edition watch declutchable motor also lies in the fact that the rotor is automatically clutched when the power reserve decreases to 40 hours. This causes this designer watch to start winding again until the power reserves reach 50 hours. The rewinding indicator located at the 12 o’clock position helps check these declutching and winding mechanisms, and keeps you informed about the status of the watch. The Richard Mille RM 030 Limited Edition watch also comes with a free sprung balance with variable inertia. It is highly reliable and resistant to shock and disassembly. The titanium crowning of the watch also prevents accidental over winding of the watch. The variable geometry of the rotor of this Richard Mille creation also helps the rewinding to adapt to your activity level and lifestyle. The double barrel system improves torque stability over prolonged periods of time.
The design and development of the Richard Mille RM 030 Limited Edition watch is not limited to mechanism of the watch. The case and dial have been designed specifically to accommodate the new technology. The watchmaker performs 86 swaging operations to design the case of the watch. The machining requires about 20 hours of work per watch, while the programming takes another 30 hours. The final finishing including glazing and polishing take about five hours to complete.
The tripartite case offers water resistance under 50 meters. The minute flange is made up of black carbon fiber. The sapphire dial is protected by eight silicon braces. The sapphire bezel also provides anti-glare finish on both sides.