Richard Mille's $1.2 million watch is your perfect private jet companion
Richard Mille, a titan in the high-end watch world, is never a brand to take the easy way out. Its latest watch, the RM 62-01, features one of its most complex complications ever.
A lot of watches out there in the world hide away horological efforts behind a dial, Richard Mille, a brand that puts ‘YEARS’ into its movements, always proudly displays its achievements. Its latest watch is no exception as its skeletonised dial showcases enough complications for 10 watches.
Linking up once more with Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ), Airbus’s swanky private jet business, Richard Mille has tinkered away in its lab to create the ultimate travel watch.
The watch showcases the hours and minutes, a UTC second time zone indicator hand, hands to set the time and minute the alarm goes off, a power reserve indicator for both the watch and the alarm, an AM/PM indicator, a date window, a flying tourbillon and the pioneering vibrating alarm ability.
If you’re familiar with how watches work: using the crown to control everything, you may wonder how this watch lets you fiddle with all these fun complications. The crown of this RM is retractable, locking in at different points depending which function you wish to adjust.
The crowning jewel of this piece however is the vibrating alarm. Vibrations produced by the vibrations of the rotating oscillation weight, the watch provides a small vibration to your wrist that only you will be aware of.
This vibrating alarm took five years of research the brand claims, perfecting it so the vibrations do not damage the rest of the watch’s mechanism. Thanks to this complication, gone are the awkward moments in a meeting your alarm goes off and you fumble to shut it up, now you just get a nice little buzzing on your wrist.
In classic Richard Mille style, the RM 62-01 comes in a carbon and titanium case, the familiar torneau shape, and adds flairs of colour to make the dial pop.
The watch is limited to 30 pieces and priced around US $1.2 million.