One of the world’s leading regattas, Les Voiles de St Barth, is back after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 11th edition of the event (April 17-23) will see 71 teams and 700 sailors compete against Maxis, Super Maxis, Multihulls, Spinnakers and Melges 24s, all ready to compete for a spot on the podium.
On this special occasion, Richard Mille, one of the main sponsors of the event since 2010, presents the RM 032 Les Voiles de St Barth, a high-tech product capable of withstanding 30 bar (approximately 300 bar). meters/1,000 feet) in accordance with the ISO 6425 standard for diving watches.
The 50.00mm x 17.80mm case of the RM 032 Voiles de Saint Barth features a two-tone combination of Caribbean blue and white quartz TPT, integrating these elements into the middle of the grade 5 titanium case, lugs, inserts and case back Made of carbon fiber TPT.
Grade 5 titanium pushers operate the chronograph and lock the rotating bezel. Save time by resetting a running chronograph without first stopping the mechanism using the pusher between 4 and 5 o’clock.
The crown and pushers are locked by simply turning a ring on the crown (green index when unlocked, red index when locked). This protects the movement from damage caused by excessive pressure or impact on the crown. Guaranteed waterproof to 30 bar (approx. 300 m/1,000 ft).
The RM 032 is powered by the RMAC2 Calibre self-winding movement with hours, minutes, oversized date, month, flyback chronograph, minute and seconds hands, hour counter, running indicator and variable geometry rotor. It beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), and the twin barrels provide a power reserve of 55 hours.
At 3 o’clock, we can see the “indicateur de marche”, which thanks to a rotational frequency of 2 rpm, allows to check the functioning of the running movement at a glance.
The semi-instant date is located in a horizontal window below 12 o’clock, with automatic adjustment for 30-day or 31-day months. This model also displays the current month in a small window between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock.
The skeletonized baseplate and bridges are made of black PVD coated grade 5 titanium, providing excellent rigidity to the entire assembly, as well as the precise surface flatness that is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.
The free sprung balance with variable inertia ensures greater reliability in the event of shocks and during assembly or disassembly of the movement, resulting in better timekeeping results over time.
In sporting or non-sporting environments, the variable geometry rotor can adjust the winding of the mainspring according to the user’s activity level. By adjusting the six-position ribs, the inertia of the rotor is altered to speed up the winding process with leisurely arm movements, or slow it down while in motion. replica RM Watch