Next week RM will present its new Richard Mille RM 030 watch replica with declutchable rotor.
Designed to slow-down the process of wearing out of the self-winding mechanism, the declutchable rotor is what it is: a rotor that declutches automatically from the winding barrel as soon as the estimated power reserve reaches the 50-hour mark.
A power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock makes living with the system even more comfortable.
All these features come courtesy of Richard Mille’s new Caliber RMAR1 automatic movement.
The tonneau-shaped movement is secured inside a large case of the same shape.
Being 50 mm in height and 42.7 mm in width, the Richard Mille RM 030 skeleton copy watch is also 13.95 mm thick, which makes it live to its name: “tonneau” term is often referred to the huge oak barrels used in winemaking.
Featuring a double-barrel design, the movement is heavily skeletonized, like almost all recent engines from the Swiss watchmaking brand.
When the amount of stored energy drops below forty hours, the rotor re-engages the winding barrel and again starts to pump it up with power.
An owner will always be able to see whether the watch is winding or not thanks to a special “on/off” indicator positioned at 12 o’clock.
Photos: Richard Mille
Richard Mille RM 030 Automatic Declutchable Rotor watch specification
Movement: Automatic, caliber RMAR1, double-barrel, 40 jewels, 28,800 vph, skeletonized, declutchable winding rotor, 30.25 mm in length, 28.45 mm in width, 5.59 mm in height, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, power reserve indicator, winding indicator
Power reserve: 50 hours
Case material: Rose gold, White gold, or Titanium (pictured)
Bezel material: Rose gold, White gold, or Titanium
Case shape: Tonneau
Bezel shape: Tonneau
Case size: 50.00 mm x 42.70 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 13.95 mm
Dial: Grey, skeletonized
Hands: Steel, open-worked
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Black rubber
Case back: Sapphire
See also: Richard Mille RM 029 Automatic Big Date in Titanium
Of course, you can always tell current time, but the “interface” looks messy and not particularly user-friendly.
Well, it is still a nice watch if you are looking for a timepiece that everybody would notice.
As it is common for mens replica Richard Mille watches, the RM 030 offers a dial, which is busy with details and is not particularly legible.