It wouldn’t be a book Richard Mille sports opinion without a tourbillon, which the RM 70-10 is not missing. The manually-wound 3Hz tourbillon-escapement caliber RM07-01 movement has 70 hours of power reserve and indicates just the moment. Most of the movement structure is generated from titanium, and its appeal is quite much in the design. Again, this view is supposed to be the prestigious super high-end lifestyle sports watch maker’s first foray into the world of cycling (which, mind you, is just modestly tapped by the luxury watch business now), so it had to be as on-theme as possible.Richard Mile actually took inspiration from bicycle pedals for the design of the movement — which you can sort of see. The movement offers only the time, but also includes a discreet power reserve indicator near the tourbillon. The “Mechanical Odometer” is technically its own system and can step up to 99,999 Km (or anything else you’d like the numbers to signify).On the wrist, the Richard Mile RM 70-01 Alain Prost isn’t something I have yet seen, however the curved case looks compelling. It’s generated by Carbon TPT, which offers that trendy Damascus steel-style organic layered appearance. That is because, like layered steel, this case is machined pieces of carbon dioxide. The titanium case is 49.48mm broad, 54.88mm tall, and 17.65mm thick. This is not the initial asymmetric Richard Mille watch (I think one of the Yohan Blake models was), however, the RM 70-01 is unquestionably the first that will capture most people’s attention.
An extravagant variation on the RM007, Richard Mille‘s bestselling ladies wristwatch, the RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire is clad in clear pink sapphire, a colour modelled on the Pink Lady cocktail. Inside is a movement with the base plate and bridges in 18k pink gold, a first for Richard Mille.
Sapphire is a hard, scratch-resistant material (though liable to chipping and cracking with a sharp impact). The case of the RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire is machined from synthetic sapphire grown from a crystal of aluminium oxide. It is made up of three pieces, front and back plates with the case band in the middle.
Inside is the calibre CRMA5, a partially skeletonised, automatic movement. Though mechanically identical to the movements found in simpler RM007 models, this has solid red gold bridges and plates. And the rotor as well as base plate are set with round diamonds for extra bling. Like all other self-winding Richard Mille Fake Watches Uk Replica watches, the RM 07-02 has a variable inertia movement with a winding speed that can be adjusted to suit the wearer’s physical activity.
The pink sapphire case measures 32.90 mm wide and 46.75 mm long, while standing 14.35 mm at its thickest point. The RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire is priced at US$980,000.