Saturday, 18 February 2012
Richard Mille's Tourbillon Split Seconds Watch
Richard Mille's Tourbillon Split Seconds may create a false impression of transparent plastic, but this tourbillon-featuring chronograph nestles in an impressive case cut and milled from solid blocks of sapphire. Alongside being a pioneering material-choice, the difficult machining process and the 350 hours of polishing work, the skeletonized RM 056 manual-winding movement can keep up with the intricacy of the case and strap. The RM 056 is entirely crafted for long-time precision, features a titan base-plate on which more than 400 parts finds place providing its future owner hours, minutes, chronograph split seconds, power reserve, torque and function indicators.