AN ARTISTIC CREATION EMBODIED AS A MECHANICAL TIMEKEEPER
At first quick glance, no clue betrays the unusual horological creation inside this timepiece, except perhaps the visual layout of the hours. In each detail, part and mechanical solution, one can see that this is pure Richard Mille in every sense.
When the pusher in the centre of the crown is depressed once, however, a slow-motion ballet begins: the sapphire glass dial begins to slowly rotate anti-clockwise as the hour hand moves clockwise, both at different speeds.
RM 63-01 AUTOMATIC DIZZY HANDS
DIZZY HANDS COMPLICATION
The dizzy-hands mechanism is a unique horological art complication.
The hour numerals are on an antireflective disc of sapphire crystal. Pressing the crown causes this disc to begin a slow, anti-clockwise ballet of rotation. At the same time, the hour hand continues in a clockwise direction, but at a different speed. The result is that time is momentarily suspended for private moments of personal pleasure, shared or alone. Pressing the crown again brings an end to this dance of relativity and restores the sapphire disc and hand to their normal positions: time as we know it is restored.
Inspired by the chronograph, the column-wheel positioned at 1 o’clock actuates the rotation mechanism of the sapphire hour disc and hour hand. The hammer, positioned at 3 o’clock, triggers the return of the RM 63-01 to its initial state, displaying the exact time.
Movement diameter: 31.00 mm
Thickness: 6.675 mm
Number of jewels: 35
Balance: CuBe, 4 arms, 4 setting screws, moment of inertia 7.5 mg•cm2, angle of lift 50°
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Balance spring: AK3
Shock protection: INCABLOC 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
Escapement wheel jewels: Rubifix (transparent)