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RICHARD MILLE RM 016 AU­TO­MATIC EX­TRA FLAT

The in­tro­duc­tion of the RM 016 in 2007 was a mile­stone for Richard Mille be­cause this was the in­de­pen­dent watch­maker’s first rec­tan­gu­lar time­piece. De­signed as a dress watch, the RM 016 is only 8.25mm thick. Its slim­ness al­lows it to slip un­der the sleeve with con­sum­mate ease while, at 38mm wide, it can sit atop the wrist com­fort­ably due to its slightly ta­pered case lugs. But don’t let its slen­der size fool you. Although com­pact, this dy­namo of a watch is not only hardy but also in­cor­po­rates the very same at­ten­tion to de­tail and tech­ni­cal achieve­ment as all other Richard Mille watches. All struc­tural com­po­nents — in­clud­ing the case and the pared-down skele­tonised au­to­matic-wind­ing move­ment — are made from ti­ta­nium. This watch also boasts Richard Mille’s unique vari­able­ge­om­e­try wind­ing ro­tor, which per­mits the user to spec­ify the wind­ing ef­fi­ciency of the watch at the time of ser­vice. Avail­able in ti­ta­nium, red gold, white gold and var­i­ous di­a­mond set­tings, the RM 016 comes with a sup­ple strap com­posed of light­weight Kevlar and a sliver of soft calf leather.

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