Richard Mille is known for creating timepieces that have the iconic tonneau shape. It is this characteristic that assures attention when they create a ‘normal’ timepiece with a round case. The new RM 63-02 is a new world timer made in the traditional round shape. Guaranteed attention as we said. A world timer is never wrong, being one of the most practical watches in the world of watchmaking, these things never get boring – or unwanted.
The new RM63-02 features the same essential vision that they used when creating their tourbillon world timer, shown the SIHH in 2013. The RM58-01 tourbillon world timer. This timepiece was received with a very positive vibe, due to the fact it used a very easy-to-use world timer mechanism. Richard Mille wanted to simplify this complication as far as possible – for those who now this particular watch, there’s no pusher used for the world timer function.
This new RM63-02 is created with the same vision. A brand new automatic in-house movement is found at the heart of this timepiece. This CRMA3 Calibre is assembled around a fully electroplasma-treated grade 5 titanium plate – fancy huh? -, the same material is used for almost all of the bridges inside the new world timer. The biggest upper bridge is made out of black-rhodium-plated, polished and circular grained German silver. This piece of the watch has a design made in such a way, the mechanics of the movement are very visible. It looks very nice, with or without the titanium and German silver. Nice touch though.
Now, of course it’s a world timer, so how about that complication? What is it that Richard Mille’s world timer differ from other watches. This RM63-02 has the same mechanism as the RM58-01 as said before, but what makes it so special is the rotating bezel. The bezel has a wheel attached to it, that acts directly on the hour wheel. By turning the bezel, a much more accurate and fast time-setting is possible. The lower disk of the world time is divided into 24 hours. Telling you time in other cities and also showing if it’s day or night, by dividing the disk into a white and a blue coloured half.
At the 4 o’clock position, you’ll find a pusher for the function selection. It lets you select the (W) winding, (H) Hand-set and (N) Neutral function. Placed at 12 o’clock is the date window. A nice feature in our opinion. Traditional timepieces have their date indicators painted/stamped on one or two disk(s). Richard Mille has created two skeletonized disks moving along each other to indicate the date. It’s not that different from traditional creations, but it’s the little things in live we like to adore. Very sweet, but also very true.
Overall, the looks of this watch are completely in line with al Richard Mille’s designs. Very sporty, almost futuristic due to the loads of different elements that can be found on the dial. It’s a world timer fully dipped in the RM sauce and we tend to like it more than others. Just because this watch is round and not like other RM’s, we want to be a fan. It’s different, we like different, didn’t we already told you that? If you have a few penny’s left and are looking for a watch that’s tells u time in 24 different cities across the globe, we could recommend you this new RM63-02. It’s a mere $145.000. A bargain, and for that you get an in-house calibre, 50 hours of power reserve, a titanium case with a 47mm diameter and a nicely detailed skeletonized world timer – with a great view on the automatic calibre. Go on, it’s almost Christmas time.