Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
The RM 28 is a bit smaller than the RM 25, being "only" 47mm wide in a titanium and rubber case. It is water resistant to 300 meters an has a hefty sized rotating diver's bezel. With a dial design the reminds me of Seiko dive watches on steroids, the watch is much easier to read that most Richard Mille watches, and has their cool vertical date window. The case is held together with a series of 22 torque screws. The movement is skeletonized and an automatic. It features a "variable winding level" which means that you can adjust how hard you need to move your wrist to get the watch to wind a certain amount. This is partially gimmicky, but an interesting concept. For example, Richard Mille expect you to adjust the watch if you are sitting at a help (easy winding), versus swinging a hammer around (tough winding). The winding level is set via adjustment done by 18k white gold pusher wings on the case. While a novelty, the idea is to get the owner more involved with the operation of the watch. Overall I like the bold looks, large hands, a fun character that Richard Mille brings to the "diver watch" plate.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.