Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
Chronofiable isn't a term I am familiar with, but allow me to thank Richard Mille for opening up the vault of obscurity once again and educating me. Apparently, when something is Chronofiable certified, is has gone through (and presumably survived) a battery of artificial aging tests - and that is exactly what the new Richard Mille RM 035 seems to have endured.
Following up on the highly popular RM 027 Rafael Nadal watch is this RM 035 Rafael Nadal timepiece. The RM 035 follows suit with its much more costly cousin by having a black case that is made out of an exotic material. This time it is magnesium-aluminum for the 40mm wide by 48mm tall case. Inside is a relatively simple manually wound movement with a lovely skeletonized design. It is also extremely light at just 4.3 grams. According to Richard Mille, it has a new type of free-sprung balance wheel with variable inertial that offers improved movement rate results and durability.
The attractive design is made to be light but less expensive than the $525,000 RM 027. Available soon the RM 035 will retail for $85,000.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.