Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Two Seconds Chronograph for Airbus Corporate Jets
Debuting at SIHH 2016 is this new and truly awesome (both price and design) aviation watch designed by Richard Mille in collaboration with Airbus' private jet division. ACJ stands for "Airbus Corporate Jets," and this division of the French aircraft company makes passenger jets that typically seat 20-50 passengers for the super-rich, corporations and even governments. ACJ has chosen to work with Richard Mille and this rather interesting Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph watch is the result.
According to Richard Mille and ACJ, the two companies spent about two years developing the Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Limited Edition watch. What makes this watch so unique is the numerous design elements inspired by Airbus aircraft. I know some people will no doubt dislike this watch, just like all Richard Mille timepieces have their friends and enemies. I'll admit, on paper, the watch's design doesn't do anything. The colors, design inspiration and overall interpretation of the shape make this watch sound crazy, but in person and on the wrist, it totally works. I can say that the current team fell in love with the Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph at first sight. That's okay, because $1,000,000-plus watches can't have a place on our wrists forever. I should also mention that the Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph is one of those watches that looks better than its marketing pictures (ironically, usually the opposite).cheap watches for sale
The most striking graphic design element of the Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph is the dial, which looks like a curved rectangular plane window. Other "jet-like" design elements include the wheel and tire crown, the Airbus ACJ logo and other symbols on the side of the case, as well as hands and dial designs inspired by modern flat meter readings. The dial colors are a bit loud, but they do fit the theme.
Made of titanium and some alloys, the Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph is very light, measuring 42.70mm wide, 50.10mm high and 16.50mm thick. Another distinctive element is the white ceramic bezel. Above is a smaller version of Airbus' own special tension screws that add extra uniqueness to the design.
In a typical Richard Mille role, the details and finishing of the case and movement are meticulous. Inside the watch is an in-house movement, which isn't technically new, but feels new with lots of new parts and some new materials. You'll notice some of the movement parts are interesting looking, almost oxidized bronze - these parts are actually coated with the special anti-corrosion material used on Airbus aircraft. I can't say it has a very functional element in the Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph, but it looks cool. The movement itself is deep and has many features and functions.replica Corum Golden Bridge watches
The Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph is equipped with a new version of the Richard Mille Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph manual winding movement. Most of the dial is a single sapphire crystal, but the tourbillon (with bridge) and mainspring barrel bridge have their own openings. The 60-minute split-seconds (chasing-hands) chronograph is equipped with a power reserve indicator, movement torque indicator and crown selection indicator. Of course, there is the tourbillon, which doubles as the running seconds indicator.
Bright colors are clearly more and more important to Richard Mille, as the founder and creative soul of the brand continues to release watches with dials in bright hues (like this RM 60-1 Automatic Flyback Chronograph for St. Barts) And a case with unique materials such as NTPT Quartz. It’s easy for watch traditionalists to shy away from these designs, but for the wealthy and avant-garde, it’s hard to switch from more conservative watches to Richard Mille and back again.best replica watches uk
With the exception of the titanium case, most of the RM50-02 manual movement inside the Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split-Seconds Chronograph is titanium - although titanium is well polished and Polished. The extreme effort and finish is palpable, and Richard Mille himself seems to really enjoy pushing the envelope not only in the functional sophistication of the movement, but also in the architectural sophistication. The tourbillon-based movement operates at 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour) and has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
In fact, in essence, the Richard Mille RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph is a very traditional Richard Mille (in a very unconventional brand) watch with some design for a special partner (ACJ) unique elements. That said, its uniqueness doesn't take away the core wearing and functional experience that makes the Richard Mille the Richard Mille. This watch feels like a successful blend of the familiar and the new in a brand that is still very hot despite the 1% of 1% pricing.
Buyers of Airbus' large private jets are undoubtedly the perfect target demographic for such limited-edition timepieces.Hysek Replica watches