The Richard Mille RM 60-01 is a specially designed technical watch for navigators, featuring a unique three-dimensional rotating bezel that indicates the cardinal points, allowing sailors to orient themselves at sea without a compass. It comes equipped with the automatic winding movement CALIBRE RMAC2, which includes an array of functions such as a flyback chronograph, oversized date, annual calendar, and a UTC function for compass orientation.
Its power reserve lasts around 50 hours, with the actual duration depending on the use of the chronograph features. The baseplate and bridges are made of grade 5 titanium with black PVD coating, ensuring the watch's rigidity and the gear train's precise functioning. The RM 60-01 also boasts a variable-geometry rotor to adapt the winding to the user’s activity level.
The watch's movement characteristics include a diameter of 39.15 mm, a thickness of 9.00 mm, and it houses 62 jewels. Its balance is made of Glucydur®, with a balance spring by elinvar from Nivarox®. The case assembly is incredibly complex, indicative of Richard Mille's dedication to ergonomics and design quality.
The RM 60-01 is distinguished from other regatta watches by its ability to be used for orientation in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres without additional calculations, made possible by its bidirectional bezel with compass segments. A secondary locking crown is also featured to prevent accidental actuation.