Richard Mille Launches The First Carbon Fiber Watch

Richard Mille pioneered the application of NTPT® (thin-layer composite technology) carbon fiber materials in the manufacture of watches and clocks. After months of meticulous research and development, he finally launched the first NTPT® carbon fiber case.

 The NTPT® carbon fiber material was originally developed for the manufacture of racing yacht sails and quickly became a material not to be missed in sailing. This material significantly optimizes the endurance and lightness of yacht sails, and has become a necessary material for racing boats around the world. NTPT® carbon fiber material has become the benchmark for composite materials. In the past two seasons, it has been used to make the frame of a Formula One racing car. Palace.

 NTPT® carbon fiber is special and produces a unique visual effect due to its regular wavy pattern. NTPT® carbon fiber material consists of multiple layers of parallel filaments, which are separated from carbon fibers. These thin layers not exceeding 30 microns are first immersed in a resin and then woven by a special machine. There is a 45 ° angle between the layers, creating a special visual effect similar to rare wood. After being heated to 120 ° with 6 bar pressure, NTPT® carbon fiber material can be sent to Richard Mille’s watch case factory in Proart for CNC machining.

 Compared with composite materials that have been considered to have excellent physical properties, the NTPT® carbon fiber material optimizes the occurrence of fracture stress by 25% and improves the appearance of micro-cracks by 200%. The NTPT® material completely protects the RMAC1 movement. The RMAC1 movement features a large date window at 12 o’clock, a month display at 4 o’clock, and a flyback timing function. The movement is made of titanium and has a dual barrel mechanism. It is wound by a variable geometry automatic disc with a power reserve of up to 55 hours. The new RM 011 Carbon NTPT® watch brings innovative and cutting-edge technical solutions to the world of modern watchmaking.