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RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough

Richard Mille 2018

Men's

Richard Mille has made it a habit to hand over its watches to Elite sportsmen and women for testing, meaning Polo champion Pablo Mac Donough could expect something special – and special it is. This is the first watch ever to use a laminated glass. The two sapphire crystals are separated by a thin polyvinyl film so that, like a car windshield, under a severe knock the glass might crack but will never shatter. Another specificity of this 53-01 – already put through its paces in the RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal – is the suspended tourbillon calibre inside the TPT Carbon® case for ultimate shock-resistance. Two braided steel cables, an incredible 0.27mm thick, connect the movement plate to a peripheral plate via ten pulleys anchored by four tensioners. This is a limited edition of 30 pieces.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Regulating mechanism
    Tourbillon

Movement

  • Movement name
    RM 53.01
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of jewels
    19
  • Power reserve
    70 hours
  • Vibrations
    21600
  • Form
    Tonneau
  • Height/thickness
    6.35 mm
  • Maximum clear dimensions
    31.94 x 30.26 mm

Case

  • Form
    Tonneau
  • Material
    TPT Carbon
  • Height/thickness
    16.15 mm
  • Maximum clear dimensions
    44.50 x 49.94 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    50 m

Strap

  • Material
    Rubber
  • Colour
    Blue

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    30