Richard Mille RM35-02 ‘Rafa’
Carbon TPT® and Quartz TPT® are exclusive material with a unique appearance.
These layers, with a maximum thickness of 45 microns, are impregnated with resin then woven on a special machine that modifies the direction of the weft by 45° between layers (Quartz TPT® layers are saturated in a red resin developed specially for Richard Mille).
Heated to 120°C at a pressure of 6 bars, these materials are then ready to be processed on a CNC machine in Richard Mille’s case factory.
The case of the RM 35-02 is water resistant to 50 metres, ensured by two Nitril O-ring seals. The case is assembled with 20 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.
This exclusive Richard Mille design allows the rewinding of the mainspring to be adapted most effectively to the user’s activity level within sports or leisure environments.
By adjusting the six positional setting of the rib’s placement, the rotor’s inertia is modified, either speeding up the winding process in the case of minimal arm and hand movements, or slowing it down when intensive activity sports are pursued.Arm in grade 5 titanium
- 18K white gold weight segment
- Weight segment with 6 possible positions adjusted by screws in grade 5 titanium
- 18K white gold wings, high palladium content
- Ceramic ball bearings
- Unidirectional; anti-clockwise winding direction
Baseplate and bridges made of grade 5 titanium
The manufacture of these components in grade 5 titanium with black PVD treatment allows the whole assembly to be given great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness, essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.
The skeletonised baseplate and the bridges have been subjected to intensive and complete validation tests in order to optimise their stress resistance.