Richard Mille RM 033 Extra Flat Automatic in Titanium
Tomorrow RM will present its new Richard Mille RM 033 Extra Flat ultra-thin automatic watch.
Richard Mille is usually associated with brutal-looking, bulky sports watches. However, the Swiss brand also has some experience in making ultra-thin models: the kind that they prefer to call “extra flat.”
Next week they will officially reveal their new Richard Mille RM 033 Extra Flat watch, which is only 6.3 mm thick. Sporting an impressive diameter of 45.7 millimeters, the timepiece looks like you can cut glass with it.
The RM 033 owes its thinness to the new RMXP1 self-winding movement equipped with monoblock platinum micro-rotor.
Although extensively skeletonized, the caliber is only 2.60 mm thick, which makes it one of the thinnest automatic movements equipped with micro-rotor winding system (it is on par with the PF 700 that powers the Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 model, and is only 0.25 mm thicker than Calibre 1208P automatic movement that animates the Piaget Altiplano ultra-thin watch.)
The movement is still capable of storing enough energy to keep the watch going for as long as 42 hours.
As usual for the brand, the watch features a barely legible skeletonized face with the oversized Roman numerals engraved right on the transparent dial. However, the hour and minute hands, as well as five-minute markings, feature adequate amount of Superluminova on them and make sure that the watch can be used in total darkness.
The round titanium case with integrated lugs looks somewhat strange, but the watch will surely find its audience among those looking for a sporty watch with an ultra-lean body.
Photos: Richard Mille
Richard Mille RM 033 Extra Flat ultra-thin automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, RMXP1, 21,600 vph, 2.60 mm thick, in-house, skeletonized, 29 jewels, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Titanium
Bezel material: Titanium
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 45.70 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 6.30 mm
Dial: Black, skeletonized
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Black rubber
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 30 m, 45.7 mm, Automatic, Extra Flat, Richard Mille, RM 033, RMXP1, Titanium, Ultra Thin