Richard Mille Introduces Two New Colorful Versions of the RM65-01 Split Seconds Chronograph

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Just in time for summer, Richard Mille has introduced two new colorful versions of its most complex watch, the RM65-01 Split Seconds Chronograph...

The new pastel blue Quartz TPT and dark yellow Quartz TPT models bring vibrant colors to the collection's palette. You may recall that last year, the watchmaker introduced a gray Quartz TPT variant of this highly complex watch, adding a lighter, fresher look to the aesthetics. Evoking the shades of the azure sky and the warm tones of the sun, the two new editions bring an energetic and colorful twist to the RM65-01 line.

Their Quartz TPT case consists of hundreds of layers of quartz and carbon fibers, with layers of silicon in between. The fibers are aligned in layers no thicker than 45 microns and saturated with resin developed specifically for Richard Mille. The layers are stacked using an automatic positioning system that changes the fiber orientation between each layer by 45 degrees. They are then heated to 120 degrees Celsius and exposed to a pressure of 6 bars before being processed on a CNC machine at the Richard Mille factory. The resulting material is ultra-light and extremely durable.

Inside the case lies the most complex automatic mechanism developed and produced by the Richard Mille brand, which spent 5 years developing this watch. The mechanism powering the new timepieces is the caliber RMAC4, a high-frequency automatic split-seconds chronograph mechanism that pushes the boundaries of watchmaking and offers an impressive power reserve of 60 hours. A six-column wheel ensures optimized simultaneous movement, maximum function locking, and greater adjustment durability. The dark yellow Quartz TPT version is limited to only 120 pieces, with prices starting at $380,000.

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