The Swiss luxury watch brand Richard Mille produced and introduced the RM028 back in 2010, and this top notch timepiece has remained popular and was recently given a new rendition. This Diver’s watch has many similar technical characteristics as the previous models of this collection. This eye catching watch is not just appealing aesthetically but very pleasing visually as well. The RM028 Brown PVD model will be available at Richard Mille retailers and Richard Mille boutiques.
The RM 028 has an impressive water resistance of 30 atm (300 meters), which is necessary for diver’s watches and has been built following diver’s watch ISO norms 6425. This is achieved by the three-part case construction. The bezel is made up of three sections that include 22 torque screws for alignment and adjustment. This bezel is unidirectional and has brown PVD coating and is microblasted. The case-band and case-back are provided with a PVD coating (brown) and are satin-finished. The watch uses some of the best techniques from the Haute Horlogerie and hand finishing traditions that make it unique and distinguishable.
The watch houses the RMAS7 Caliber, which is an in-house, skeletonized automatic movement. The rotor has variable geometry and free sprung balance has variable inertia. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and has a power reserve of 55 hours. The function include indication of hours, minutes, seconds, and date. The date window is located at the 7 o’clock position.
The unique features of the watch can be seen throughout. The minute markers, the rubber strap, and the screwed crown can be easily seen as they are bright orange. The first 15 minutes markers are presented in blue however.
Model: Richard Mille RM 028 Brown PVD Automatic
RMAS7 Caliber: Skeletonized automatic movement Functions – hours, minutes, central seconds, date and has variable rotor geometry
Case: Diameter: 47.00 mm x 14.60 mm Round shaped made of titanium
Baseplate and wet sandblasted, PVD treated Water resistance – 30 atm / 300 meters / 1000 feet
Diamond polished sinks on the bridge side
Pinions with undercuts, Sandblasted and rhodium-plated, beveled wheels
Strap: Rubber with titanium deployment buckle
The series is expected to be available in a limited edition of 100 units or less with a price range between $80,000 and $90,000 a piece. As the rest of the Dive Watch series by Richard Mille, this watch combines attractive features with top notch functionality.