Richard Mille presents a landmark new timepiece, the RM 037, and the new automatic caliber CRMA1.

As an advance release to the upcoming SIHH 2012 collection to be presented in January, Richard Mille is pleased to present today a landmark new timepiece, the RM 037 and the new automatic caliber CRMA1. It represents an originalin-house construction by the Richard Mille movement designers in Les Breuleux, Switzerland.

The RM 037 is fitted with a new crown mechanism, patented by Richard Mille for its own movement. Traditionally, the crown is attached directly to the movement which means the watchmaker will need to insert the stem at the point of assembly.
The direct connection between the movement and crown can therefore sometimes be the cause of damage to the movement in the case of a sharp knock to the crown. The engineers at Richard Mille have been able to find a solution to this problem on the RM 037 and the crown is now separated from the case. This means the stem is no longer required and the risk of losing the crown or breaking the stem in the movement after a knock is minimalised. The crown is available in polished grade 5 titanium, red gold or white gold with double seal O-ring and collar in Alcryn.
The design and execution of the watch demonstrates a complete conceptual in approach to the movement, case and dial. As a result, everything has been constructed according to extremely rigorous specifications, rather like the analytical engineering methods used in the design of Formula 1 racing cars where the chassis and the engine are developed in total union.
Extreme technique, sophistication and hand-finished in the great tradition of Swiss watchmaking … the new in-house caliber CRMA1, is an exceptional piece which exemplifies the innovative style which is Richard Mille.