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“Guy’s Eclectic Choice of The Week”: Richard Mille RM 004

Guy Lucas de Peslouan shares his images and thoughts on the first watch with carbon movement plates

From now on every Monday, renowned watch photographer Guy Lucas de Peslouan, who created numerous official watch images and authored a number of beautiful watch book alike, agreed to share “Guy’s Eclectic Choice of the Week” – his superb images and a few thoughts – with the eclecticum.

His first contribution is the Richard Mille RM 004:

Richard Mille RM 004 Split Seconds Chronograph

A few thoughts by Guy:

“It was the first time a brand used carbon fibre to make a plate to support the movement. It was a great innovation and a world premiere.

Some years later, Audemars Piguet started to use carbon fibre as well – not only for the case, but also for a base plate.”

Richard Mille RM 004 Split Seconds Chronograph carbon nanofiber

Richard Mille RM 004 Split Seconds Chronograph

Richard Mille RM 004 Split Seconds Chronograph

Additional context by the eclecticum:

The RM 004 Split Seconds Chronograph created already in 1999 (!), we would consider a technical landmark of its kind. A new design of split seconds chronograph, which was not realized in the 35 years before, is a challenge on it´s own. New materials such as carbon nanofiber for the base plate, are technically delicacies on top. Also, back in those days it was not common, not at all, that every part of the movement is visible and naked to the eye. An eclectic piece, for the “Happy Few”, still today!

More “Guy´s Eclectic Choices of The Week” you will find here, every Monday from now on.


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