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Richard Mille debuts its first women’s sports watch with the new RM 07-04 Automatic Sport, a collection of six colorful models with a new automatic skeleton movement and a highly shock-resistant, 30.5mm-by-45mm lightweight quartz or carbon case.
The new Richard Mille RM 07-04 Automatic Sport comes in six color options, including a colored quartz case or a black carbon case.
Richard Mille said the new series took three years to develop. Many of its technical features were developed after consulting six female athletes who described the comfort, features and aesthetics of their ideal watch to wear during and after their sporting activities.
The collection’s CRMA8 caliber, the most compact movement developed by Richard Mille, features the brand’s iconic function selector.
Eliminating all stress on the winding stem, the selector is attached to a push-piece at 4 o’clock and allows the wearer to easily choose between neutral (N), winding (W), or timing (H) positions. A hand at 5 o’clock displays the active function.
The RM 07-04 Automatic Sport is shock resistant with a highly tested and demonstrated ability to withstand accelerations of over 5,000g. Richard Mille ensures this robustness by constructing the baseplate and bridge from titanium with black PVD and electro-plasma treatment. Richard Mille then satin-finishes, micro-blasts, and bevels these components by hand.
The entire case construction of the series is water-resistant to fifty meters thanks to two nitrile O-rings, twenty titanium spline screws and 316L stainless steel washers. Each watch also weighs 36 grams, strap included.
Five of the new watches (creamy white, mauve, salmon, green and dark blue) are cased in quartz TPT and one (black case, bottom) is made from carbon TPT.
Because each parallelepiped is made of multiple layers of carbon fiber or silica filament, each one looks a little different from the others, even when finished with the same color. Richard Mille finishes each watch’s titanium crown with a satin-finish that is then micro-blasted and polished.
In an unusual touch, Richard Mille says it has created the specific color of each RM 07-04 Automatic Sport case to “interact perfectly with the bracelet, hand tips or flange, according to the palette of shades. Only Richard Mille knows the secret.”