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THE MILLION POUND WATCH

Richard Mille RM027-01 Tourbillon

THE MILLION POUND WATCH

Introduction

Richard Mille wanted to create the lightest watch in the world, In 2013 he accomplished just that, When he designed the RM027-01 Rafael Nadal, Worn by the ambassador himself whilst winning the US Open in 2013

BREAKING  BOUNDARIES

Materials

Weighing in at a total of only 18.83 grams ( Excluding the strap ) Richard Mille set the world record, The RM027-01  is made from an extremely strong anthracite polymer injected with carbon nanotubes, The movement of the RM 27-01 is made of titanium and Lital®, a lithium alloy containing aluminium, copper, magnesium and zirconium, with a density of 2.55, The addition of Lithium provides to the mechanism more flexibility and greater shock resistance.This alloy is also applied in aerospace on the Airbus A380, helicopters, rockets, satellites as well as in Formula 1.The movement can hold a Power reserve of upto 45 hours (+/- 10%)

Movement

The RM027-01 Tourbillon, The baseplate of this is attached to the case by 4 braided steel cables, each with a diameter of just 0.35 mm. These cables are held taut by an ingenious mechanism of tensioners (located at 3 and 9 o’clock) and pulleys, which act like pylons positioned at the four corners of the movement. Each cable is fixed to the tensioner, and passes over the upper pulley and into the movement, before returning via the lower pulley to finish in the lower flange. Once the watchmaker has threaded the cables, he tensions them by rotating the central tensioner ring using a special tool. Designed to stay in suspension inside its case, the calibre RM27-01 can withstand accelerations of over 5,000 G,  Just to give you some insight of  how much that is, a human can only withstand 46.2Gs, Mindblowing

Is it really worth 1 Million pounds?

THE ANSWER IS YES

When you enter this level of Horology, you have possession of something special, Richard Mille has taken  the watch industry by storm with his ability to create such masterpieces, The entire design, creativity & engineering behind each model is beyond what any watchmaker has ever done, However the RM027-01 in question I believe to be one of the most remarkable timepieces ever made, Being such a limited production model and knowing all its key factors, this is a must for all collectors & investors out there, An irreplaceable product that has the capability to double in value within the next 5 years, Ask yourself this, If you own this watch and there isn’t another piece available to purchase,
How much is it now worth?

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