Richard Mille And Mclaren Cars Release New Collaboration Watches At The 88th Geneva Motor Show

At the 88th Geneva Motor Show, which will be unveiled on March 7, 2018, Richard Mille, CEO of RICHARD MILLE, and Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive Hosted a reception and released the first limited timepiece designed and built together-RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph. The watch is limited to 500 pieces worldwide, priced at 180,000 Swiss francs (tax included), and is given priority to customers of the McLaren Ultimate series.

   Since the two parties established a partnership last year, the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph has been under development. RICHARD MILLE engineer Fabrice Namura worked closely with McLaren design director Rob Melville to work together to apply innovative materials and modern craftsmanship to inject unique designs into the collaborative watch. ‘This idea means accepting a real technical challenge and conceiving a new idea that is different from the decorative inscription on the dial.’ I find the McLaren 720S supercar designed by Rob Melville attractive and charming. We want to give RM 11-03 McLaren Aaron’s automatic flyback chronograph has similar curves that balance aesthetics and functionality, ‘said Fabrice Namura. These influences, as well as design elements borrowed from McLaren’s luxury sports and supercars, are reflected in special collaboration watches.

   The case of the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph is made of TPT® carbon fiber and orange TPT® quartz fiber. It is lightweight and extremely durable, while paying tribute to the McLaren logo color scheme. TPT® carbon fiber reinforces the mechanical properties of the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph, making it resistant to harsh environments.

   The titanium button on the TPT® carbon fiber case echoes the unique headlight design of the McLaren 720S supercar. Titanium inlay with decorative bezel, with McLaren logo, similar in shape to the intake pipe of a classic McLaren F1 car. Intricate Tier 5 titanium crown, like McLaren’s lightweight wheels. The McLaren Speedmark logo is integrated into a rubber strap specially developed for the timepiece.

   Under the hood of the RM 11-03 McLaren automatic flyback chronograph, it is equipped with the RMAC3 automatic movement, which was first introduced in 2016. This movement is equipped with a flyback timing function to prepare for galloping the race track. Quickly restart the time with the flyback function to zero instantly. The movement is driven by side-by-side dual springs and a variable inertia balance, with a power reserve of up to 55 hours. The winding of the mainspring is ensured by a variable geometry automatic disc. Its characteristics are that it can be effectively adjusted according to the movement of the wearer, which further proves the ingenuity of RICHARD MILLE. In fact, the racing chassis must always be able to transmit huge torques while maintaining a lightweight texture. This inspired the brand to comply with the same standards when manufacturing PVD-coated Grade 5 titanium alloy base plates and bridge plates to ensure the necessary strength and perfect performance of the running gear train. The satin-finished grade 5 titanium alloy upper bridge plate further highlights the depth of the movement, surrounding the annual calendar, oversized calendar, 12-hour cumulative chronograph and countdown display, creating a clear visual trajectory.

   With such excellent technical performance, the new RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph will be glorified at the McLaren booth at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The new watches will be exclusively available at RICHARD MILLE stores, with priority to customers of the McLaren Ultimate series. McLaren customers will also have the opportunity to purchase the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph according to the Ultimate model number (1-500).

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I Am The Most Versatile-tasting Omega Aqua Terra Chronograph

I need a diving watch, because I don’t want to lock it in a locker that does not meet safety standards when swimming. I need a dual time zone watch, because I don’t want to take the time that is not generous to calculate the time difference when I am busy overseas. I need a chronograph because I need to plan my workflow more scientifically by recording over a period of time. And this Omega (Omega) Seamaster Aqua Terra chronograph can meet all of your needs mentioned above, this watch is also Omega’s most versatile watch at the same time.

 The famous Omega Seahorse series was born in 1948. Its iconic seahorse badge pattern serves as the identity card for the hippocampus (this watch does not have this ID due to its back), which represents unparalleled accuracy and reliability. Not only that, the early hippocampus series watches have undergone rigorous testing by astronauts and navigators in the most difficult environments. The new Aqua Terra watch series not only inherits the classic characteristics of earlier models, but also uses innovative technology Craftsmanship and extraordinary design.

 The current hippocampus series has two most important families, one is the ‘Marine Universe’ family, and the other is the Aqua Terra family of this watch mentioned today. The name ‘Aqua Terra’ means water and land. From this, It is not difficult to see the name of the family, it is to join forces with the marine universe family to let the hippocampus cross the ocean, the universe, the land and the lake.
Appearance

 
Since Aqua Terra belongs to the hippocampus series, it is still closely linked to the marine theme, so the dial design was inspired by the teak deck on the luxury yacht.

We call the vertical texture adopted by the dial as decoration ‘Teak concept’. These vertical stripes can be said to be exquisitely crafted, the layers and texture are very full, and this dial also has a black version, which looks even cooler!

 This watch is definitely the kind of watch that looks very horrifying. Let’s not say anything else, these 7 hands are enough for you to look at it for a long time. It can be said that it is one of Omega’s most hands. The 3 o’clock position is the 30-minute cumulative chronograph hand; the 6 o’clock position is the 12-hour cumulative chronograph hand; the 9 o’clock position is the small second hand; the red thread hand above the hour and minute hands is the large chronograph second hand, which will move only when the time is started. Don’t think it’s broken because it doesn’t move. Finally, the red arrow pointer is the most practical. It can indicate the time between the two places by indicating the numbers on the outer circle.

 In general, we refer to the hands that have ‘arrows’ at the ends of the hour, minute, and second hands as broadsword hands. Since this watch has only the hour hand and no arrows, we call them small broadsword hands.

 I think it is necessary for me to spread a little common knowledge about the ‘Broad Sword’ pointer here. ‘Broad Arrow’ is an accurate paraphrase of ‘BroadArrow’ in English. The history of this pointer should be earlier than the watch itself. In fact, the Broadsword pointer is not only used in the hippocampus series, but also in the Speedmaster series. It seems that the Speedmaster is used earlier. some. Especially in the past 20 years, there seems to be an unwritten rule that the configuration of a watch using a wide arrow pointer is generally higher than that of a watch that is not used. The size is slightly larger first, and then there is a higher chance of using a precious metal bezel, case or high-performance movement. The reason is simple, that is, it is more difficult to process a set of broad arrow pointers than ordinary fluorescent pointers. Although the hippocampus of this small broadsword pointer may not be as high as the hippocampus of the broadsword pointer in some aspects, its rich functions are also remarkable.

 The case diameter of this watch is 44 mm. For Asians, this size seems to be a bit large, but don’t worry, the beautiful lug curve of this watch will dissolve any discomfort invisible.

 Some people say that the quality of a watch is the best way to explain it. But I would like to say that a well polished movement can prove the craftsmanship of this brand, and a well polished case can prove the strength of this brand (the investment in manufacturing the case is much larger than the movement). Omega does the same for the case and the movement. We can take a closer look at the side of this watch. The material of this watch is 316L austenitic stainless steel, although it uses two of our most common types of stainless steel. Method, brushed and polished, but Omega is the magical conversion of these two kinds of grinding. Let’s pay attention to the intersection of drawing and polishing. The transition is so natural. This deep skill is not powerful and cannot be done!

 Let’s look at the other side of the watch. Although this side only has wire drawing and polishing, I want to say that wire drawing and polishing are very common, but it is very difficult to draw the so-called wire very fine and smooth, so we call the top wire drawing technology It’s satin-finished, and everyone can see if its sides are like satin.

We see that not only the case, but the bracelet has performed the same polishing standards as the case. No wonder the metal bracelet is several times more expensive than the leather strap.

 This watch uses the traditional double-folding clasp, which is not only more comfortable, but also easy to pick, and every detail of the clasp is also meticulous.
Features

 Because it is called a hippocampus, it must be a diving watch. Therefore, the small second dial at 9 o’clock indicates its waterproof depth (150 meters / 500 meters). Although this depth is an entry level in the hippocampus, But this is also enough for you to have no worries when swimming or snorkeling.

Let’s not forget that it is a chronograph, but it should be regarded as the most artistic chronograph in Haimari. Its chronograph button does not use the round button with a lock like the Ocean Universe, but uses a more The atmospheric pear-shaped key, although its water resistance may not be as good as the one with a buckle, but it is very suitable from the perspective of viewing and playing (really more comfortable than a circle).

 The most practical function of this watch is to count the functions of two places, so this watch specially marked the three letters of GMT into eye-catching red, and also used the same relief mosaic technique as the Logo (even the series names are Is printed), it is obvious that this function is important for this watch. The eye-catching red arrow pointer reminds you of your home time by means of the 24-hour scale on the outermost circle.
Movement articles

 
At present, there are four main sources of movements for Haima’s series of mechanical watches: Omega’s own 8-series and 9-series coaxial silicon escapement movements; FP automatic chronograph wheel stopwatch movements; improved 7750 machines The ETA movement with the coaxial escapement replaced, and the movement of our watch today is a very artistic FP movement.

FP is the abbreviation of Swiss Frédéric Piguet (Frederick Pige) movement factory, currently this movement factory is controlled by Blancpain watch factory. Historically, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin have also been users of FP advanced movements. The FP movement factory has a famous high-level automatic chronograph movement, named FP1185, which was renamed 3303 after it was used by Omega. Because this watch is equipped with a dual time zone module on this movement, it is called 3603. This movement is an automatic column-wheel chronograph movement (there are only a handful of movements of this specification in the world). Due to the high level of manufacture and polishing of this movement, it has always been regarded as a collector Jiapin.

After using this movement, Omega can be said to make a key upgrade for it, turning the ordinary escapement of the movement into the Omega’s unique coaxial escapement, so that this movement does not affect the feel of the timing button Under the premise, it has excellent accuracy. It can be said that this movement improved by Omega can definitely be regarded as one of the most accurate automatic column-wheel chronograph movements in the world.

 In addition, let’s take a look at the polishing of this movement. The edges of the plywood are smooth and rich in texture. Every screw, compression spring, gear and main wheel mechanism are shiny and pleasing, so it is not exaggerated to say that it is literary. .

 This watch is not only versatile, it has strong practical value and can meet your daily needs; it can also become a work of art. This beautiful movement is enough to let you put it down when playing late at night, although this machine The core does not use Omega’s latest silicon escapement, but this does not affect its artistic attributes, but rather nostalgia for tradition. The price of 68300 is a good value for a beautiful and moderate watch!
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