The first ultra-flat Richard Mille Tonneau watch — RM 67-01
The immediate predecessor of RM 67-02 was RM 67-01, which was first launched in 2016. I met Ted Fang, the owner of this model at the Richard Mille event in Singapore, and said, “From the moment I saw 67-01, I like it. It has all the Richard Mille design specifications I like, but it’s easy to wear Very simple and easy. When I first bought it, everyone was curious and asked me why I didn’t buy RM 11. Now everyone says it feels amazing to wear on the wrist. I think Richard knows that collectors will switch to buying thinner watches. , But he got there before most of the market. That's Richard-always leading."
RM 67-01 is an amazing timepiece. This is Mille's first ultra-thin tonneau-shaped watch, equipped with a new internal automatic movement, equipped with CRMA6 platinum rotor, 3.6 mm high. Long before this, Richard Mille saw the need for more elegant dimensions while retaining the power of its design. Therefore, RM 67-01 is 7.75 mm high.
In many respects, the RM 67-01 is also the predecessor of Mille's new RM 72-01 Lifestyle Chronograph and other watches, because it is more fashionable, more wear-resistant, and perhaps most importantly, from a cultural point of view, truly neutral. This is another example of Mille's vision in a world where people no longer identify with traditional gender roles or gender watches. After all, Daytona is both a women's watch and a men's watch. Mille hopes that his watch will appeal to everyone, regardless of gender, and based purely on the strength of their personality. Looking at the RM 67-01, you can already see that in terms of his barrel-shaped watch, this watch represents the first dynamic shift to this concept. But in fact, Mille already has three other ultra-thin models that herald a slimmer return.
When it was first released in 2011, RM 033 was surprising and unexpected for two reasons. First, the 45.7mm case is round; secondly, this watch is ultra-thin, to be precise, an astonishing height of 6.3 mm, thanks to the lovely 2.6 mm thick RMXP1 micro-rotor movement inside. This movement is completely hollowed out with a bottom plate and bridge made of grade 5 titanium. The watch has radial Roman numerals. Although this watch is round, it is also ergonomically curved like all Mille designs, making it fit the wrist perfectly.