RM 19-02

Manual Winding Tourbillon Fleur
RM 19-02 watch cover
RM 19-02

TECHNIQUE BEHIND POETRY

The RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur epitomizes the tradition of horological artistry in a vibrant expression of watchmaking distinctive to Richard Mille’s vision of timekeeping in the 21st century. Extreme technique fulfilled its role by bringing the intention, the idea and the concept to life with sublime effectiveness.

First automaton in the collection, the Magnolia surrounding a flying tourbillon escapement with five delicate, hand created and colored petals. The flowers opens and closes with rhythmic regularity in a delicate kinetic ballet.

Each piece of this limited edition is unique.

Margot Robbie

CALIBRE RM19-02

Manual winding tourbillon movement

Hours, minutes and automaton mechanism

Power reserve : Circa 36 hours (± 10%)

Dimensions : 45.40 x 38.30 x 12.55 mm

Calibre

FLYING TOURBILLON

The flying tourbillon is a complex regulating mechanism, creating the impression of weightlessness, and offering perfect visibility. The delicate petals in 18K gold open and close every five minutes to reveal the flying tourbillon which moves upwards 1 mm when fully opened. The centre of the tourbillon gracing is set with precious stones.

MOVEMENT CHARACTERISTICS

Movement dimensions: 31.50 x 29.62 mm
Thickness: 5.72 mm
Tourbillon diameter: 11.10 mm
Balance wheel diameter: 10.00 mm
Number of jewels: 51
Balance: Glucydur®, 2 arms, 4 setting screws, moment of inertia 10 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: nickel-free Chronifer® (DIN x 46 Cr 13 + S) with the following characteristics: stainless – antimagnetic – suitable for tempering

MOVEMENT CHARACTERISTICS

CASE

This tripartite tonneau-shaped case is fully curved, which ensures the watch is ergonomic and comfortable.

Both front and back curves are part of the Richard Mille watch case regardless of its shape. The specific tonneau shape requires 47 stamping operations, including 21 for preparation alone. Tooling takes 4 hours, and the RM 19-02 is obtained only after 250 milling operations. The finishing process requires a full day for grinding, glazing and polishing.

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BASEPLATE AND BRIDGES IN GRADE 5 TITANIUM

Grade 5 titanium is a biocompatible, highly corrosion-resistant and remarkably rigid alloy, which enables the gear train to function effortlessly. The alloy is 90% titanium, 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. This combination further increases the material’s mechanical properties, which explains its frequent use in the aerospace, aeronautics and automobile industries. The baseplate, entirely hand engraved with a floral pattern, was subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimise its resistance capacities.

Baseplate

TORQUE LIMITING CROWN

This additional security system prevents accidental overwinding, which can cause damage to the winding stem or put extreme pressure on the barrel spring.

Crown
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Finishing

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