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Swiss watch brand Richard Mille has just unveiled its first sports watch for women. baptized RM 07-04 Automatic Sportsthis timepiece with very punchy colors and a skeleton look combines lightness, ergonomics and resistance to better adapt to the wrists of sportswomen.
A timepiece with serious sporting assets
The first advantage of RM 07-04 is definitely its weight, since it weighs only 36 grams (strap included). This is the lightest piece in the brand’s women’s collection. It is also a robust watch, designed to withstand the more or less muscular vagaries of the various sports fields. Finally, we appreciate its ergonomics, in particular the curved shape of its case which offers great comfort on the wrist, forming one with it.
Modern design and complex movement
There RM 07-04 is imbued with the Richard Mille style and displays a face revealing the entire mechanism via its skeletonized dial. We can widely admire the CRMA8 caliber, an ultra-compact movement with automatic winding of 27 jewels. The latter offers approximately 50 hours of operation, for a frequency of 28,800 A/h. It is equipped with a variable inertia balance allowing the reliability of the watch to be maintained in the event of an impact and also optimizing the chronometric precision of the model. It will also have taken no less than three years of development for the brand to create this particularly technical timepiece.
On the dial, we appreciate the multiple finishes, the plate and the bridges in grade 5 titanium with black PVD and electroplasma treatment. It is on this well-honed mechanism that the large open-worked hour and minute hands with colored luminescent coating move.
To the right of the middle case, under the crown, a push-piece enables various functions to be engaged with a simple push (winding, time-setting or neutral position), somewhat like a watch case. car speeds. A hand at 5 o’clock displays the chosen function for greater clarity.
The case of the RM07-04 (30.50 x 44.95 x 10.35 mm) is offered in Quartz TPT for five models, and in Carbon TPT for one model. Innovative materials, both aesthetically and practically. This same case is combined with a fabric strap with Velcro closure.
The sporty minimalist side of the structure and bracelet, combined with the complexity of the skeletonized movement is a bold choice and works very well here.
Ambassadors of choice
For the launch of this 100% female novelty, Richard Mille has decided to call on 6 top athletes: combined events specialist Nafi Thiam, golfer Nelly Korda, skier and snowboarder Esther Ledecká, high jump specialist Yuliya Levchenko, as well as racing drivers Margot Laffite and Aurora Straus. Influential and powerful women who perfectly represent the RM 07-04. All of them participated in the development of the watch according to their experience and their needs, in order to create a suitable model. Each piece displays a different color and is associated with one of these women.
- Nafi Thiam: turquoise green case, pale pink strap and purple crown.
- Nelly Korda: cream white case, fuchsia pink strap and pink crown.
- Esther Ledecká: black case, green bracelet and khaki crown.
- Yuliya Levchenko: pink case, electric blue bracelet and crown.
- Margot Laffite: dark blue case, orange strap and crown.
- Aurora Straus: orange case, anthracite gray strap and pale green crown.