A Record-Breaking Watch from Richard Mille: RM UP-01 Ferrari Watch

HM Jewelers
August 30, 2023
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They teamed up in 2021 to establish a long-term collaboration that embraces their fascination with excellence.

The RM UP-01 Ferrari, a remarkable ultra-flat wristwatch that epitomizes an innovative approach to watch mechanics where technicality drives beauty, is the result of this collaboration. With a thinness of only 1.75 millimeters, this watch is both a technical marvel and a symbol of the common principles of the two storied companies.

The Richard Mille RM Up-01 Ferrari is a work of art that fuses Ferrari's high performance and cutting-edge technology with Richard Mille's distinctive and inventive design concept. The watch results from two businesses working together who hold the same principles of pushing the envelope, using premium materials when creating, and never settling for less than ideal.

Carbon TPT, a composite material used in Formula 1 racing cars, was used to create the watch's case. The material is known for being lightweight, strong, and durable. The look is so light that wearing it for lengthy periods, especially during high-intensity exercises, is comfortable.

The case is 42.70mm x 48mm x 11.50mm in size, and the dial is skeletonized to show off the intricate internal workings of the watch. The very sophisticated automatic tourbillon movement is displayed on the case back, which is also constructed of carbon TPT. The micro-rotor that powers the automatic tourbillon movement is built within it, as opposed to being added on top of it, as is customary in other automatic tourbillon movements. The integration of the micro-rotor resulted in a smaller movement, measuring only 6.30mm in thickness, making it the world's thinnest automatic tourbillon movement.

RM-01 UP Ferrari

Moreover, the movement has a changeable shape rotor that enables the watchmaker to customize the winding system to the wearer's lifestyle. Depending on whether the watch is worn frequently or only occasionally, the rotor can be modified to offer more or less winding power. The tourbillon cage of the RM Up-01 Ferrari is prominently shown at 6 o'clock on the dial. Every minute, the cage rotates once to offset the effects of gravity on the watch's accuracy. It is possible to see the intricate mechanical operations without obstruction because the tourbillon cage is suspended by two bridges. At 12 o'clock on the dial, there is a power reserve indicator that shows how much energy is still in the mainspring barrel. The Arabic numerals used in the indicator's shape make it simple to read and comprehend.

The titanium hour and minute hands have a Super-LumiNova coating to make them visible in any lighting. The renowned Ferrari racing team served as inspiration for the red accents on the dial, which provide a touch of sportiness.
The clasp is made of grade 5 titanium, which is incredibly light and highly corrosion-resistant, while the strap is made of red rubber.
The Richard Mille RM Up-01 Ferrari is a very intricate and one-of-a-kind watch that exemplifies the company's dedication to pushing the limits of watchmaking. A timepiece that symbolizes the high performance, innovation, and quality ideals shared by both brands is the product of a partnership between Richard Mille and Ferrari. The watch is an expression of fashion and innovation that appeals to collectors and watch lovers who value the technical and aesthetic qualities of an intricately designed timepiece.

In a nutshell, the RM UP-01 Ferrari is a marvel of creativity and design. It raises the bar for thinness and performance while pushing the limits of what is possible in watchmaking. This watch represents the passion and commitment of two legendary businesses that joined forces to create something truly remarkable. It is more than just a timepiece.

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