Richard Mille once again pushes horological boundaries with its new RM 65-01 timepiece—its most complex creation yet. The remarkable split-seconds chronograph, dubbed RM 65-01 Grey Quartz TPT Automatic Split Seconds Chronograph, features cutting-edge materials, superb mechanics, and vivid aesthetics.
Clad in gray Quartz TPT, a material born from aerospace engineering, the watch interweaves titanium and sapphire for a futuristic allure. The skeletonized dial is a study in chromatic clarity, with strategic splashes of color distinguishing each indication. An ingenious crown selector allows seamless switching between functions, while a patented quick-winding pusher powers up the watch with playful presses.
At its core lies a new split-seconds caliber honed with variable geometry for optimized winding. This high-frequency movement guaranteeing tenth-of-a-second precision underwent punishing tests to prove its mettle. Waterproofing trials, magnetic defenses, simulated shocks and drops—the watch emerged unscathed.
Priced at 315,000 CHF (about $357,000), Richard Mille’s latest mechanized sculpture pushes the envelope through sheer technical brilliance. With over 600 micro-components synchronized flawlessly, the RM 65-01 represents the pinnacle of 21st century watchmaking. For collectors, owning this multi-patented timepiece means acquiring not just a watch, but a functional work of kinetic art.