This is the new Richard Mille Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 which will be presented at SIHH 2013. Presented inside a signature tonneau shaped case, the RM 036 is powered by a manually wound mechanical caliber that displays hours, minutes and seconds, as well as a brand new complication: a mechanical G-sensor. The movement features a tourbillon and is made entirely of grade-5 titanium and ARCAP, with a carbon-nanofiber baseplate.
“The G-sensor system was developed and patented by Renaud Papi exclusively for Richard Mille, and translates the movement of a small internal mechanism to an indicator, thereby enabling the wearer to visualize the forces. Assembled directly on the baseplate, this complex mechanism was designed to visually display the number of G’s accumulated by the wearer during rapid decelerations. Composed of over 50 parts and measuring a mere 17mm, the RM 036’s G-sensor can withstand decelerations of several tens of G’s. Needless to say, the movement is also characterized by its unequivocal robustness. Another unique feature of the RM 036 is the scale located at 12 o’clock, whose needle indicates whether the deceleration is safe (green zone) or critical (red zone) for the driver. A push-piece at 9 o’clock quickly resets it to zero.”
The Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt watch is being released in a limited edition of 15 titanium timepieces.