The new skeletonized RMXP3 caliber that will drive the RM 33-01 has an off-center platinum micro rotor. This architecture reveals the grade 5 titanium movement, which is wet sandblasted and electroplasma- treated, the surfaces microblasted, drawn and satin-finished and the anglage entirely worked by hand. The RMXP3 caliber was subjected to numerous particularly arduous tests—impacts, temperature variations, etc.—for several weeks to guarantee resistance and the perfect functioning of the movement in all circumstances.
The apparently traditional conceptual approach is very quickly dominated by the taut lines of the sports-inspired design that combines the curvature of the brand’s tonneau cases with the constructions characteristic of its round watches. The graphic style of the numerals contribute to confirming the watch’s dynamic energy, while their outsized dimensions offer a dial with perfect readability, whilst allowing the wearer to admire the complex movement and its bridges in grade 5 titanium, drawn by hand and PVD treated. As with every creation in the Richard Mille collection, the ergonomics of the RM 33-01 bear witness to the care that has been taken with it.
The tripartite case, with a diameter of 45.70 mm and a thickness of 9.20 mm, is mounted on a rubber strap secured with a folding clasp in grade 5 titanium. Water-resistant to 30 meters, it is assembled using 14 grade 5 titanium spline screws.
The RM 33-01 will be available in titanium, red gold or white gold with a caseband in grade 5 titanium.