My sorrow (as somebody who likes bicycles) is that the invention (beyond the layout — which may be the true winner here) from the watch is an incremental electronic counter that Richard Mille relates to being like an “odometer.” Do not overthink this. Fundamentally you manually input each mile (or anything you want to count) about the “horological odometer” and be on your merry way. Richard Mille says for example that cyclists can manually input every mile they rode after the fact. Are they going to find out this? Probably by referencing a digital device that’s recording the numbers of miles traveled — and that may keep an eye on the information anyways.Richard Mille no doubt has other (let’s imagine they’re nefarious) uses in mind with this particular totalizer complication. Imagine if this were a lookout for hit men or mercenaries to monitor their entire body counts? Or what if something much more mundane occurs and people who have one of those rare luxuries will delight in the rare experience of the exotic fidget spinner allowing you to count as large and pretty much anybody can in one sitting… and then resetting the total to zero. C’mon, it’s roughly as cathartic as idly spending time on a casual smartphone game.Richard Mille is not ignorant of how the totalizer is not the most exciting innovation in the world of watches, but they do worry the upsides indicating that the rollers align quite precisely, that the system is intended to prevent “accidental manipulations,” along with also a lock to ensure overall stability. To put it differently, Richard Mille would like you to be aware that the practice of pressing in digit after digit via the instance button will feel incredible for all those rickety mechanical button fetishists (we know that we are).
Created as a gift for the 400th anniversary of Quebec City from Richard Mille Watches 2017 Replica and the Canton of Jura, the Richard Mille Quebec Clock is made of the same materials as wristwatches – brass, stainless steel, titanium, aluminium, ceramic and ruby – except it is much, much larger.
Weighing nearly two tonnes and stands 3.5 m high, the Quebec Clock displays the time in two places, Quebec and the Jura, as well as the equation of time. And it also features digital perpetual calendar.
It was conceived and built by Richard Mille’s engineers, in collaboration with technical college of Porrentruy and the Neuchâtel Haute Ecole Arc. Comprising over 5000 components, the clock is driven by weights and includes a constant force mechanism for the time.
After its exhibition in Porrentruy ends on 3 May 2014, the clock will be installed at Jardins de l’Hôtel de Ville in Quebec, the most populous French-speaking city in North America.