One of the most exciting aspects of watches is the engineering that goes into complex pieces. A perfect example of a watchmaker’s ability to engineer in such an exciting way has to be the new Richard Mille RM 53-02 Tourbillon Sapphire. For starters, the bezel, caseband and caseback are all crafted out of a single block of sapphire crystal. It should go without being said that this is no easy feat. In fact, Richard Mille is the only company to create such a complex case design out of sapphire. If that wasn’t enough, the movement of the RM 53-02 is suspended inside the case by braided cables. The watchmaker behind the watch has to ensure that the 0.27 mm cables have the correct amount of tension after being run through the 10 pulleys. Because of this unique and incredible feat of engineering, the RM 53-02 has a shock absorption rating that can take on more than 5,000 g’s. Between the construction of the case and the way the movement is held in place, the new Richard Mille RM 53-02 Tourbillon Sapphire is both a piece of art and feat of engineering. If you’re interested in adding this watch to your collection, act fast because only ten examples are planned to be created. For more information, be sure to click the button below.
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