Swiss maker of high-end timepieces in the spirit of exotic race cars, Richard Mille has a few white-coloured watches in their stable of products. Featuring this characteristic, the limited edition Richard Mille RM 030 White Rush will soon be available for sale; an appealing, monochromatic homage to technicality.
The RM 030 Automatic watch collection features an interesting movement that automotive enthusiasts will enjoy – the mechanical self-winding movement has an automatic rotor that decouples from the movement via a clutch when the mainspring barrel is mostly full. The purpose of this is to prevent not only overwinding, but also a situation where the mainspring is too tightly wound resulting in less accurate time keeping.
An “on-off” indicator on the dial displays the status of the rotor’s connection to the movement, which is used in conjunction with the power reserve indicator to give the wearer an intimate connection with the status of their “wrist engine”. The movement also features a date indicator window and, of course, the typically Richard Mille skeletonised watch face.
At 42.70mm wide the RM 030 case is here offered in a combination of white matte ceramic and black NTPT carbon. Inner parts of the watch case are further produced from carbon fibre as well as titanium. The result is an incredibly strong, lightweight, and durable luxury sports watch.
Perhaps it is use of such technically interesting, modern materials which lend to the masculine nature of the RM 030 and other mostly white Richard Mille watches. The company uses some of the most sophisticated production techniques available and the resulting three-dimensional mechanical sculpture celebrates the shape of machines as much as they do the functionality. The movement inside of the watch offers 55 hours of power reserve, operating at 4Hz.
Even though this is among Richard Mille’s most affordable stock, the retail price is still in the six figure range. Richard Mille will produce just 50 pieces of the RM 030 White Rush, available exclusively in the Americas.