Well, we can add one more superior material to the arrangement of those all around utilized by Richard Mille for probably the most intriguing and idiosyncratic watch cases available today. A few months prior we presented to you the RM 011 in Brown Silicon Nitride , and today we can announce that in a matter of seconds the RM 011 will likewise be accessible in NTPT (North Thin Ply Technology) carbon, a material totally new to watchmaking.
Carbon has been utilized in numerous forms in the course of recent years for all way of wristwatch components (such as in the Zenith El Primero Lightweight and the Linde Werdelin SpidoLite II Tech ). Be that as it may, NTPT carbon is a totally new kind of carbon for watchmaking. It was first created for the sails of racing yachts and spread to aeronatuics and Formula 1 racing before long.
NTPT Carbon Structure
You’ll notice that as opposed to having the woven look of conventional carbon fiber or the flaky look of manufactured carbon, you get a practically wavy, wood-grain appearance with NTPT. Amazingly slender carbon fibers are isolated from bigger carbon strands until they are a limit of 30 microns thick, and afterward these are woven with the help or some tar, with each layer being turned 45 degrees according to the layer below (see the portrayal above). This creates both the example you see and the amazingly tough properties that set NTPT carbon apart. You can visit NTPT online here for more details.
RM 011 In Brown Silicon Nitride
Aside from the new case, you’ve actually got the awesome titanium RMAC1 flyback chronograph development, which has a huge date at 12 o’clock, a 60-minute countdown function, and a date window at 4 o’clock. You can see the watch here in Brown Silicon Nitride, and we will have photographs of the new NTPT Carbon RM 011 for you when they become available.
For more Richard Mille goodness, don’t miss our involved ganders at both Yohan Blake’s own RM 038 worn at the 2012 London Olympics and Raphael Nadal’s down worn RM 027 tourbillon . Superior indeed.