RMS05
RMS05
RMS05

RMS05

FOUNTAIN PEN

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QUINTESSENTIAL WRITING INSTRUMENT

The fountain pen is a symbolic luxury object designed to appeal to the daily or occasional user, the simply curious, the connoisseur and the collector alike. Locked for centuries in an endless cycle of popular or stylistic reinterpretations, it has rediscovered its true worth with Richard Mille. The Swiss brand is transforming it into a pure product of watchmaking by virtue of a mechanical movement as complex as any RM calibre.

Main characteristics

Developed by the brand’s movement creators, the pen took almost four years to research and develop before emerging as an exceptional, highly technological, one-of-a-kind object. The movement is based on a skeletonised baseplate and bridges made of grade 5 titanium.
This 12-jewel caliber powers a captivating display of kinematics mechanics that releases the white gold nib.
By creating this mechanical pen for its clientele, Richard Mille has revisited an emblematic object which, like the brand itself, has transformed its world. The piece is aimed at all those who harbour a love for beautiful handwriting and great Swiss watchmaking mechanisms.

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Main characteristics

Developed by the brand’s movement creators, the pen took almost four years to research and develop before emerging as an exceptional, highly technological, one-of-a-kind object. The movement is based on a skeletonised baseplate and bridges made of grade 5 titanium.
This 12-jewel caliber powers a captivating display of kinematics mechanics that releases the white gold nib.
By creating this mechanical pen for its clientele, Richard Mille has revisited an emblematic object which, like the brand itself, has transformed its world. The piece is aimed at all those who harbour a love for beautiful handwriting and great Swiss watchmaking mechanisms.

Barrel and cap

In NTPT Carbon. Its remarkable surface displays extremely regular undulations, as NTPT Carbon is composed of thousands layers of parallel laments obtained by dividing Carbon fibres. These layers, with a maximum thickness of 30 microns, are impregnated with resin then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft by 45° between layers, creating this distinctive visual effect. Heated to 120°C at a pressure of 6 bars, the NTPT Carbon is then ready to be processed on
a CNC machine in Richard Mille’s ProArt case factory.

Barrel and cap

In NTPT Carbon. Its remarkable surface displays extremely regular undulations, as NTPT Carbon is composed of thousands layers of parallel laments obtained by dividing Carbon fibres. These layers, with a maximum thickness of 30 microns, are impregnated with resin then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft by 45° between layers, creating this distinctive visual effect. Heated to 120°C at a pressure of 6 bars, the NTPT Carbon is then ready to be processed on
a CNC machine in Richard Mille’s ProArt case factory.

Baseplate and Bridges

Based upon the same technology
 and attention to mechanical details as Richard Mille’s timepieces, the RMS05 fountain pen uses a self-winding pen calibre to extend the pen’s 18K white gold nib. The components of this mechanism are in grade 5 titanium with electroplasma treatment for the calibre’s baseplate with PVD coating for the bridges. This provides the unique, extremely small’s skeletonised extending mechanism with great rigidity and precise surface flatness for perfect functioning.

Escapement

The mechanism of the RMS05 requires an escapement in order to work perfectly. In this case, a recoil type escapement, often found in clock movements was chosen. This ensures the regularity and speed of the pen’s nib as it automatically extends.

Escapement

The mechanism of the RMS05 requires an escapement in order to work perfectly. In this case, a recoil type escapement, often found in clock movements was chosen. This ensures the regularity and speed of the pen’s nib as it automatically extends.

Ejection mechanism

A push button, located at the top of the fountain pen, activates the mechanism to extend the nib automatically. The mechanism is reset and automatically rewound when the cap is replaced, primed for use.

Characteristics

FINISHING

Movement
Baseplate in grade 5 titanium, electroplasma treated Bridges in grade 5 titanium, microblasted and PVD treated

Wheels
Circular finished faces
Rhodium-plating (before cutting the teeth)

Nib
in white gold, hand-polished
Section in grade 5 titanium, microblasted
Clip in grade 5 titanium, satin finished

Crystal
In sapphire (1800 Vickers) with anti-glare treatment (2 sides)