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RM 21-01 Manual Winding Tourbillon Aerodyne

Richard Mille 2021

Men's

Precision, resistance, reliability, light weight: at Richard Mille, innovation and performance are achieved through materials engineering. For the exterior of this 50-piece limited edition of its RM 21-01 Tourbillon Aerodyne, the brand has opted to combine two materials, and reinforced the complex structure of the red gold case with an exoskeleton in Carbon TPT® for the bezel and side pillars. The result is an ultra-resistant “suit of armour” protecting the manual-winding RM 21-01 calibre. Based on a highly architectural construction, typical of Richard Mille, the movement baseplate is in honeycombed orthorhombic Haynes® 214® — a nickel-chromium-aluminium-iron alloy — with a Carbon TPT® core, and has been given a blue PVD treatment. This combination of Carbon TPT® and Haynes® 214® gives unparalleled stiffness while the honeycomb structure lightens the effect. In addition to a tourbillon, an indicator for the 70-hour power reserve at 11 o’Clock and a torque indicator at 1 o’clock, there is a selector for the winding, neutral and hand-setting functions, operated by a pusher in the crown. The white rubber gasket around the crown is a nod to the comfortable white rubber strap.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Display
    Power-reserve indicator
    Function selection
  • Regulating mechanism
    Tourbillon
  • Other complication
    See presentation text

Movement

  • Movement name
    RM21-01
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of jewels
    27
  • Power reserve
    70 hours
  • Vibrations
    21600
  • Form
    Tonneau
  • Height/thickness
    7.14 mm
  • Maximum clear dimensions
    30.20 x 29.20 mm

Case

  • Form
    Tonneau
  • Material
    Carbon TPT® / red gold
  • Height/thickness
    14.30 mm
  • Maximum clear dimensions
    42.68 x 50.12 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    50 m

Dial

  • Material
    Sapphire

Strap

  • Material
    Rubber
  • Colour
    White

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    50