The new Richard Mille watch has been created to support the brand’s long-time friend, Jean Todt, and the global organization “FIA Action For Road Safety.” The timepiece, developed in close cooperation with Jean Todt’s team, is meant to provide a tangible solution to road safety problems. The novelty incorporates the mechanism responsible for interpreting the physical constraints experienced by the driver’s body during rapid decelerations to keep him aware of the dangers linked to the road.
The tonneau-shaped case of the Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt watch demonstrates a curved, ergonomic design specifically requested by Jean Todt. The model is animated by the RM036 caliber, a manually wound tourbillon movement produced entirely from grade-5 titanium and ARCAP, with a carbon-nanofiber base-plate. The brand’s watchmakers opted for this combination of materials to come up with the movement characterized by optimal resistance and flatness.
The movement has also been provided with fine finishing, including polishing, shot-blasting and satin-brushing. The movement animates hours, minutes and seconds along with an innovative complication - a mechanical G-sensor.
The G-sensor system was elaborated and patented by Renaud Papi exclusively for the brand. It is responsible for translating the movement of a small internal mechanism to a special indicator, so that the wearer could visualize the forces. The sophisticated mechanism is assembled directly on the base-plate. It visually displays the number of G’s accumulated by the watch wearer during rapid decelerations. It is built from more than 50 parts and measures just 17mm. The G-sensor can withstand decelerations of several tens of G’s.
It should be mentioned that the profits from the sale of the new G-Sensor will be donated to the global campaign for road safety and the ICM Brain and Spine Institute, co-founded by Jean Todt.
The new Richard Mille Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt watch is a limited edition of 15 titanium pieces.