Richard Mille : A high-flying tourbillon

RM 039 Aviation E6-B Flyback

Movement : mechanical hand-wound, Calibre RM 039 Case : titanium  Diameter : 50mm Functions : hours, minutes, seconds, tourbillon, UTC function, date, flyback chronograph with central seconds and minute counters, and hour counter at 9 o’clock, function selector, 70-hour power-reserve indicator Case-back : sapphire crystal Strap : rubber Limited edition : 30

Nothing is ever simple with Richard Mille. The watch company once again displays its taste for ultra-technical designs and extreme complications with the RM 039 Aviation E6-B Flyback. Richard Mille has dedicated all his expertise to transposing the characteristic materials and visual codes of aviation into the very heart of this titanium limited series. Almost all the information provided by the famous E6-B slide rule is featured on the unidirectional rotating bezel, thus providing a function that is extremely useful for pilots. First invented in the 1930s, this aviation slide rule serves to read off and calculate fuel consumption, flight times, ground speed, density altitude and wind influence, as well as to make fast measurement unit conversions. The brand has succeeded in incorporating all these useful indications within a generously sized tourbillon watch that also houses a flyback chronograph with an exclusive design.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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