Richard Mille RM 50-01 G Sensor Lotus F1 Team Romain Grosjean
This timepiece is dedicated to the Lotus F1 Team - of which Richard Mille is official partner - and especially to French-Swiss driver Romain Grosjean.
This sporting timepiece is in perfect harmony with the world of F1 racing, starting with its mechanical heart, a manual winding tourbillon chronograph caliber with mechanical G-force sensor.
The architectural layout of the movement design details a rational chronograph mechanism that avoids any unnecessary waste of energy and motion, through the application of technical solutions to optimize its operation. This is accomplished through the extensive use of materials such as titanium and the perfected synchronization of different interacting parts.
Parallel to the best racing machines, the movement is assembled on a rigid baseplate of grade 5 titanium, offering exceptional stability and improving its functioning. In motorsport, the driver must obtain maximum information about his car and his performance. Based on this observation, the RM 50-01 uses a function indicator which shows whether the movement is in Winding, Neutral or Handsetting mode, with the addition of a mechanical G-force sensor, a mechanism able to transcribe the range of G’s endured by the driver during deceleration phases. In total this requires more than 500 components for the creation of this ultimate racing tool.
The case of the watch is created from carbon NTPT® with a choice of caseband in 5N red gold or carbon NTPT®. This new carbon material, a Richard Mille exclusivity, consists of more than 600 layers, each 30 microns thick of woven carbon filaments that are compressed and heated to achieve an unbelievable level of strength and rigidity.
The RM 50-01 G Sensor Lotus F1 Team Romain Grosjean will be produced in a limited edition of 30 watches, each accompanied by hand assembled 1/5th scale model of the 2014 Lotus F1 racing car.
Richard Mille did not simply try to find his place in the watchmaking world – he carved one out for himself, constantly striving not to take anything for granted, and to make innovation and extreme technical prowess his driving forces.Find out more
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