Richard Mille is again ready to meet your highest expectations in terms of luxury timepieces. The watchmaker’s latest creation is the limited edition RM 022 Carbon Watch. Only five examples of this exquisite wristwatch will ever be created, each one flaunting a movement baseplate crafted from titanium and honeycombed orthorhombic titanium aluminide with carbon nanofiber core.
The RM 022 is extremely lightweight, its case being made through injection molding of carbon nanotubes under high pressure into a black polymer. The resulting composite is 200 times stronger than regular steel, and it can withstand stronger impacts than traditional carbon fiber.
Inside this incredibly shock-resistant case there is a manual winding tourbillion movement – Caliber RM 022 – with dual time zone. The hours are written in black on a transparent sapphire crystal disc, and they appear to be almost invisible until they arrive above a white field at the 3 o’clock position.
The honeycomb geometry that can be seen on the dial (rthorhombic titanium aluminide), is a result of NASA research and development, and it was meant to be used in supersonic aircraft wings. Talk about luxury and exclusivity!