A triumph of elegance and technical excellence, the Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari watch goes beyond what should be possible. The model breaks down industry conventions, representing an exceptional ultra-flat timepiece.
This unique product results from a successful collaboration between Ferrari and Richard Mille, demonstrating the height of reliability, aesthetics, and power.
Like nothing man has seen before, the RM UP-01 is just 1.75 millimetres thick. The model is the world’s thinnest mechanical watch. It is a mind-blowing achievement of engineers to have created a timepiece of such extreme flatness, indeed a work of art that still answers daily life’s requirements and proves total shock resistance.
To ensure its rigidity, the movement of RM UP-01, also at an unprecedented 1,18 mm thick, is assembled within the case, each detail working in a perfect symbiosis.
Evidently, RM UP-01 is a product of a joint effort by the geniuses of our time. Richard Mille and Ferrari teams have partnered to bring together their experience, knowledge and shared values and embarked on the quest for perfection. The RM UP-01 celebrates Ferrari’s competitive spirit and iconic sporting mechanisms, classy and forceful. RM UP-01 is a watch where more than ever, technics dictate aesthetics. The choice of materials also reflects the Richard Mille and Ferrari collaboration.
Titanium is the core material of RM UP-01. The baseline and bridges, as well as the case, are crafted of grade 5 titanium, which is often used by the aerospace, aeronautics and automotive industries for its rigidness and lightness, corrosion resistance and biocompatibility.
The escapement of RM UP-01 was developed and patented by the engineers from Audemars Piguet Le Locle and Richard Mille and is dramatically reduced in height thanks to the technological modifications. This innovative ultra-flat escapement that matches a Swiss anchor escapement in security is equipped with a balance wheel in titanium that ensures the watch’s stability and durability.
The RM UP-01 has an extraordinarily fast-rotating barrel, guaranteeing increased performance and a power reserve of 45 hours. Instead of one crown traditionally located on the side of the watch to adjust the time, the RM UP-01 has two integrated into the bezel. Black ceramic inserts and a mono-bloc construction protect the watch from friction and ensure water resistance to 10 m.
The case of the RM UP-01 is realised in harmony with other elements, showing the same attention to detail and delicateness of lines. Most importantly, it manifests the distinctive and highly recognisable form within the Richard Mille collection and the expansive realm of timepieces. The case back is satin-finished. Both hour and balance dial are done in sapphire with anti-glare treatment. One can spot the Ferrari’s iconic proud prancing horse alongside laser-engraved references.
An embodiment of opulence, power, and technological advancement, RM UP-01 is a unique watch with a limited edition of 150. This masterpiece will undoubtedly secure a worthy place within your exclusive collection.
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