RM65-01 Split-seconds Chronograph

  • Collection: RM65-01
  • Model reference: RM65-01
  • Case/Size: Rose gold, 49.94 x 45.5 mm
  • Dial: Skeletonized
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, date
  • Specificity: Limited edition
  • Condition: Brand new
  • Price: Upon request
Manufacturer’s International Warranty

All the watches we offer come with a 2 year warranty but this timepiece enjoys a guarantee covered by the manufacturer, valid internationally at any flagship store or official retailer carrying the respective brand. If you wish we are happy to assist you handling this task. Scope of coverage subject to manufacturer’s policy, please contact us for more information.

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Description

Richard Mille’s foray into the Chronograph territory began in 2003, with the introduction of the RM004. Since then, the brand has gone strength to strength, with the evolution of complication into various references.

In 2019, Richard Mille launched 2 new chronographs – the RM72-01 and the present reference RM65-01 – and automatic split-seconds chronograph, continuing the brand’s focus on ultra high-end chronographs.

 

The RM 65-01 marks two “firsts” for Richard Mille – the first self-winding split-seconds chronograph from the brand and the first serially produced watch with this complication.

The lightweight carbon composite tonneau-shaped case measures 44.5mm X 50mm and 16mm high. Sounds like a fairly large timepiece, but thanks to its ergonomics with a curved case back and a rubber strap, it fits comfortably on any wrist.

The case is made of carbon NTPT but that’s old news. It’s the dial, rather the movement, that does the talking here.
The semi-skeletonised dial features color-coded indicators and hands for various functions such as the hours / minutes in yellow, the seconds hands with blue and orange tips, a red minutes track, green date aperture, the function selector in red, green and yellow and orange / yellow chronograph counters.

Along with the chrono pushers, there’s a bright red “Rapid Winding” button on the case flank which winds the movement to full in 125 presses. The crown also does the job.

On the inside is the Caliber RMAC4, a high-frequency movement developed by Vaucher running at 36,000 beats per hour with an integrated split-seconds chronograph. It also features RM’s variable-geometry rotor that adjusts its winding rate to the wearer’s activity.

It is essentially a traditional movement with a column-wheel chronograph and a vertical clutch, with an industrial look, but finished intensely. One can admire the traditional hand polishing on the column wheel and screws, while appreciating its overall industrial appeal.

This technical marvel is offered on a black rubber strap with the Richard Mille pin buckle.

 

 

Richard Mille – Bio

Richard Mille (born 13 February 1951, in France) started work at Finhor, a local watchmaking company in 1974. The company was bought by Matra in 1981 and Richard Mille rose to manage Matra’s watchmaking business, which then included the brands Yema and Cupillard Rième. Matra’s watchmaking activities were sold to Seiko, who Mille left in 1992 to start a watchmaking business for jewellery firm Mauboussin. In 1999 he founded the company Richard Mille SA in collaboration with Audemars Piguet. Its first product, the RM001 went on sale in 2001

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by Richard Mille international warranty certificate, product literature and presentation box.