Richard Mille SIHH 2013 Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 Jean Todt

The Richard Mille Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 ... with an on-board micro-mechanical G-Shock Sensor? ..... you have my attention Mr. Mille.


That Richard Mille watches are technically advanced is in no doubt.  This is the brand who, at SIHH 2012 unveiled a wristwatch with a case which was entirely constructed from sapphire - a vitreous piece of horological anatomy.  This is the brand who created a watch which is brawny enough to withstand 100 mph+ serves from the tennis racket of Rafael Nadal.  Richard Mille timepieces are technically advanced and made from cutting edge materials, yet there is always beauty to be found in the craftsmanship of their complex watchcases and contrasting finishes and drama to behold in the superb 3D aspects of their dials.


The Richard Mille Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 features a newly developed mechanical G Sensor, which indicates the number of G's experienced by the wearer, displaying its findings in an arc-shaped indicator at 12 o'clock with green for safe levels and red for critical.  Renaud Papi developed the 500 component system, and Jean Todt, friend of Richard Mille instigated it.



As FIA President, Mr Todt is more than familiar with G-Forces, F1 drivers are trained to endure 3-5 G throughout every race.  Not only can their bodies withstand these extreme forces, but their minds remain alert and they are able to take advice from their engineers, and give feedback on tyre wear etc.  The forces experienced during rapid decelerations are the inspiration behind the RM 035 G-Sensor which indicates if the G level is safe for the human body to cope with.


The road safety theme continues in a most benevolent way - the profits from each of the 15 titanium-edition Richard Mille Tourbillon G-Sensor RM 036 timepieces will go to helping global road safety campaigns and the ICM Brain and Spine Institute.


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