Richard Mille RM 022 Tourbillon Aerodyne Dual Time Black Carbon
|Ref. No.||RM 022|
|Power reserve||70 h|
|Number of jewels||28|
|Case diameter||48 x 39.70 mm|
|Display Back, Power Reserve Display, Limited Edition|
|Richard Mille is a brand that continues to push boundaries with out of the box innovations and top technical advances. The RM 022 Tourbillon Aerodyne Dual Time, manages to incorporate aerospace engineering into a finely crafted luxury timepiece. The RM 022 took the honeycomb-patterned orthorhombic titanium aluminide alloy which was originally developed for the wings of supersonic aircrafts, and used it to add strength and torsional resistance to the Tourbillon. The aircraft aesthetic also inspired the body of the watch, with the shape of the RM 022’s baseplate taking inspiration from V-shaped wings.
This new iteration of the RM 022 features a tripartite case crafted from NTPT (North Thin Ply Technology) carbon, a material currently used in the manufacture of racing sails, Formula 1 race cars and aerospace technology. NTPT carbon is extremely strong and light, and constructed with multiple layers of parallel filaments created from dividing carbon fibres. These fibres are then filled with resin and woven on a special machine that results in a product that’s incredibly strong and rigid, but also totally unique on a visual level. The weaving process ensures that every timepiece is a totally unique product.
The Richard Mille RM 022 Tourbillon Aerodyne Dual Time Black Carbon runs in a limited edition of 10 pieces and has only been available at American Richard Mille boutiques in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and Florida with an official retail price of $480,000.