A BROAD SPECTRUM OF DISCIPLINES
RM 004-V3 CHRONOGRAPH
CARBON NANOFIBRE BASEPLATE
This is an isotropic composite material created from carbon nanofibre moulded under a high pressure of 7,500 N/cm2 at a temperature of 2,000˚C, resulting in a material with high mechanical, physical and chemical stability in all directions. The ribbed edging of the movement’s baseplate ensures optimal rigidity of the baseplate and bridges.
BRIDGES MADE OF GRADE 5 TITANIUM
Grade 5 titanium is a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and remarkably rigid alloy composed of 90% titanium, 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. This combination further increases the material’s mechanical properties.
The baseplate and bridges have been subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimize their resistance capacities.
SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE
The modern architecture of this movement allows a coherent and rational arrangement of each constituent part, avoiding unnecessary complexity and permitting the best possible use of the functions thanks to technical solutions.
For example, research was conducted into the geometric design of the column wheels that control the different levers, in order to ensure the perfect, long-term, stable and simultaneous functioning of the chronograph mechanism, a feature that is essential for a high-performance chronograph.
Furthermore, the development of a new generation of split-seconds components has lowered the energy consumption of this function by as much as 50% by reducing friction on the spindle. Like the prevention of jumping in the chronograph seconds hand, this was achieved by research focused on the working of the split-seconds arms.
Movement dimensions: 30.20 x 28.60 mm
Thickness: 7.87 mm
Number of jewels: 37
Balance wheel: Glucydur®, 2 arms, 4 setting screws, moment of inertia 11.50 mg•cm2, angle of lift 53°
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
Balance spring: elinvar by Nivarox®
Shock protection: KIF Elastor KE 160 B28
Barrel shaft: steel sandwich, 20 AP