Prized for its ability to create some of the most jaw-dropping pieces of horological excellence around, Richard Mille has surged from being a relatively under-the-radar indie watchmaker into a blue-chip powerhouse that has joined the big boys with over a billion CHF a year in sales. Paramount to their success have been their distinctive designs, incredible watchmaking, and next-level engineering; all attributes that the RM029 wields in abundance.
Constructed from white gold, this amazing timepiece's signature design motif is its oversized date window and skeletonized dial that also provides a perfect view of the incredible cal. RMAS7 found within. Machined from Grade 5 titanium with Titalyt® treatment, the bridges and main plate are rigid and provide excellent stability for the movement during use, no matter how strenuous the activity.
Designed as the ultimate sports watch, the RM029 features a variable geometry rotor. This means its winding rotor can be set to wind the movement at different speeds according to the level of activity that its wearer is undertaking, and so the RM029 can be personalized to the lifestyle of its owner.
With its 18kt white gold tonneau-shaped case, luminous Arabic numerals, skeletonized dial, and multi-tonal movement underneath, the RM029 encapsulates everything that has come to signify Richard Mille and their avant-garde design language. Measuring 39.70mm wide and 48mm tall, the RM029 spans the wrist comfortably while remaining narrow enough to wear like most sports watches on the market today. As someone with relatively small wrists, I was surprised at how wearable the RM029 is, as it hugs the wrist perfectly and doesn’t overextend at all.
A state-of-the-art timepiece in just about every way possible, the RM029 represents the extreme high-end of the modern watchmaking industry and makes no reservations about it.