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PostSubject: Re:    Icon_minitimeFri Oct 19, 2012 4:12 pm

The Richard Mille Tourbillon Flyback Chronograph RM 039 Aviation E6-B was recently released. I have included an excerpt of the article as well as two photos of the watch below. There is a write-up on it in WatchTime, with pictures as well as a bunch of information on its functionality. A link to the original article is included below.

Richard Mille has always been a pioneer in the use of aeronautic materials — such as titanium, carbon nanofiber, ARCAP and tungsten carbide — in watchmaking. This year, the brand displays its love of aviation with a new watch, and caliber, designed specifically for flight navigation, the Tourbillon Flyback Chronograph RM 039 Aviation E6-B.


The brand has long been associated with very high-end sports watches, including watches designed for race car drivers, divers, and even a famous golfer and tennis player; this is its first dedicated watch for pilots. Its three-part, 50-mm case, made of titanium, reproduces the materials and visual codes used in the aviation industry. It displays much of the same information provided by the famous E6-B flight computer, invented by U.S. Naval Lieutenant Philip Dalton during the 1930s. This round slide rule, incorporated into the bidirectional rotating bezel, can be used to read off and calculate fuel burn, flight times, ground speed, density altitude or wind correction, as well as the fast conversion of units of measurement (Naut/KM/Gallons/Liters/Feet/KG/LBS). The RM 039 tourbillon caliber — the first in the world to include all these complications — is also equipped with a UTC hand, a countdown mode, an oversize date at 12 o’clock and a function selector. It also features a flyback chronograph with an exclusive design. Combined with the E6-B flight computer scales, this complication provides pilots with a fast, practical device for measuring a series of successive elapsed times when navigating through different marker points.

The user can start or stop the chronograph with a pusher located at 10 o’clock. The flyback function can be reset to zero at any time using the pusher at 8 o’clock. To stop the chronograph, press the pusher at 10 o’clock, then press the reset/flyback pusher. To use the hand of the chronograph minutes counter in countdown mode, press the pusher at 9 o’clock once. An aperture at 7 o’clock then displays the mode selected: “ON” for countdown mode and “OFF” for chronograph mode. The pusher at 4 o’clock enables the hand to be adjusted quickly between 59 minutes and 01 minutes. Pressing lightly will advance the hand by one minute, while pressing more firmly will advance it by five minutes. Once the countdown time has been set, the pusher at 10 o’clock can be used to start the chronograph. When the minutes hand reaches zero, the display at 7 o’clock changes to “OFF.” At any moment, the function can be reset to zero via the flyback by pressing the pusher at 8 o’clock.


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PostSubject: Re:    Icon_minitimeSat Oct 20, 2012 1:12 pm

Can't appreciate enough all of the hard work that goes into a watch like this
Richard Mille Vito. You could probably have this watch as the only watch in
your collection, and find new things out about it every day ! Very Happy Imagine what
that 58 jewel movement must be like by the way.

Thank you for all of the info, and pics of it !

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PostSubject: Re:    Icon_minitimeSat Oct 20, 2012 4:45 pm

Amazing watch...........Amazing Watchmaker!
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PostSubject: Re:    Icon_minitimeTue Oct 23, 2012 10:50 pm

Beautiful watch! Amazing!!

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PostSubject: Re:    Icon_minitimeWed Oct 24, 2012 4:47 am

Amazing piece BUT the thing seems hard to read, there is like 7 hands and two sub-dials? Ummm...what time is it? The fact that it casts as much as a plane makes me believe that no too many real pilots will be saving up to buy this one.

Later, Gary


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