When you think of Sly Stallone you can’t help but think; Butch, resourceful and a little…well, out of proportion. Richard Mille’s latest creation, the new RM 25-01 Adventure tourbillon chronograph, manages to encapsulate all of those characteristics. The RM 25-01, just like John Rambo, has apparently been designed to ”conquer the most thoroughly hostile of natural environments” and is perhaps the ultimate haute-horology tool watch.
Housed in a bulky 50mm round case, the manual-wind movement is certainly a technical achievement. Combining a tourbillon, an uber-efficient ‘competition’ chronograph, 24 hour display (essential if deprived without light in the depths of prison for example) and a 70 hour power reserve, it’s a piece of high-horology in its own right.
The real showpiece however has to be the interchangeable, bayonet fix bezels which enable the wearer to switch between a traditional compass or a more standard bi-directional bezel. The compass attachment, which can also be removed and used separately, is coated in diamond like carbon (DLC) and thanks to its anti-reflective treatment and anti-magnetic coating in the sapphire, ensures the accuracy of its readings.
The 360° bi-directional bezel also functions as a rudimentary compass which you operate by facing the Sun with the hour hand and rotating the 360° bezel so that the local time is indicated on the 24-hour scale. This then enables you to tell which way is North, South East or West, though we’d probably stick to the standard compass.
Of course, there’s also a level attached to the case side to make sure you’re compass readings are dead accurate. If you’re ever planning on taking on the local Sheriff or fancy conquering some rugged terrain with nothing but a watch this is probably the one you’d choose.
Price & Specs:
- Model name: Richard Mille RM 25-01 Tourbillon Adventure Sylvester Stallone
- Dial/Case: 50.85 mm x 23.65 mm diameter, Carbon TPT® and titanium case
- Movement: Caliber LM50
Water resistance: 100m
- Power reserve: 48h
- Price: $983,000 USD
More at: www.richardmille.com