At the 2015 ‘Watches and Miracles’ Asia Advanced Watch Show, Richard Mille exhibited the Asian version of the new RM 022 ‘Heavy Aircraft’ dual time zone tourbillon watch with NTPT (thin-layer composite technology) ) Made of carbon fiber.
The RM 022 inherits the space and supersonic elements that have inspired the brand since 2001. It is Richard Mille’s first watch that combines a dual time zone and a titanium alloy orthocrystalline titanium aluminum carbon nanofiber hybrid material. The RM 022 uses a manually wound tourbillon movement with time, minute and dual time zone functions. The power reserve indicator (70 hours) is set between 11:00 and 12:00 on the dial, and the torque indicator can show the internal tension of the mainspring. There is also a function selector to select the operation mode of the watch, including normal conditions, winding and time adjustment modes. The dial’s dual time zone display is manufactured using extremely sophisticated technology, but is simple to use and easy to operate. Digital hour markers are engraved on the transparent sapphire crystal glass in the center of the watch. The glass dial rotates continuously, and the hour markers will only appear when turning to the light 3 o’clock position. This dual time zone design is easy to operate. You can adjust the time zone by pressing the delicate button at 9 o’clock. Each time you press it, the dial will rotate for one more hour.
The Asian RM 022 case is made of NTPT carbon fiber, with a 5N red gold strap. This new carbon fiber is the exclusive material of Richard Mille. It consists of more than 600 layers of fiber, each layer is only 30 microns thick. After being woven into a thin layer of carbon fiber, it is then compressed and heated to give it strength and toughness beyond imagination. Featured materials combined with a tourbillon movement with extraordinary timing performance, the Asian version of the RM 022 ‘heavy flying machine’ tourbillon dual time zone watch has become the perfect crystallization of new design and cutting-edge technology, witnessing the top level and tradition in the 21st century altarpiece A subtle blend of ideas. The well-designed Asian version of the RM 022 watch is limited to 8 pieces and will be available at Richard Mille stores in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.