As a part of Richard Mille’s Limited Editions this will be available at SIHH 2013 later this month.The new RM 036 Tourbillon G-Sensor Jean Todt Limited Edition Watch features a high-tech construction and materials, as well as an unusual complication. This exceptional timepiece is powered by the Richard Mille’s own Caliber RM036. This tourbillon movement is made completely from grade-5 titanium and ARCAP on a carbon nano fiber baseplate inside an ergonomically crafted titanium case. Two teams – Richard Mille’s and Jeand Todt’s have worked closely to develop the movement that will be capable to interpret the physical constraints felt by the body during rapid decelerations to make drivers aware of the dangers linked to the road. That led to the creation of the Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt.
What sets this RM wristwatch apart is the mechanical G-meter system that visually displays the wearer’s body rate of deceleration. G-force is a term for accelerations or decelerations felt as weight. It is not a force, per se, but a force per unit mass. This RM mechanism is designed to visually display the “Gs” accumulated by the wearer of the watch during rapid deceleration, thus making a driver aware when he is approaching dangerous road speeds.
The manually wound mechanism preserves no less than 70 hours of power reserve and like all RM movements, it has a free-sprung balance with variable inertia, a fast-rotating barrel and a “function selector” reminiscent of a car’s gearbox to select the hand-setting mode by the push of a button in the crown. The scale situated at the 12 o’clock position indicates whether the deceleration is safe (green zone) or critical (red zone) for the driver. You can quickly and easily reset it to zero by using a push-piece located on the left side of the case, at the 9 o’clock position.
The Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt watch will be released in a limited edition of only 15 timepieces. Each of them is housed in a tonneau shaped case crafted from lightweight titanium. The case measures 50mm x 42.70mm and it is 16.15mm thick.