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Richard Mille RM 037 Automatic

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What women want? In 2000, when Mel Gibson was trying to find out the answer to this question while Richard Mille was working to establish his new brand. After 18 years from now, Richard says he found the answer: RM 037.

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Technical and aesthetic excellence are just two of Richard Mille's baseline values. Producing for women in the male dominated watch industry is both a matter of courage and a great deal of experience. Richard Mille, who sits on the peak of eye-catching designs and cutting-edge technologies with the RM 037 model, also reveals the same assertiveness about women's watches as well.

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The model is offered in the classic Richard Mille Tonneau-shaped case consists of three parts and measures 52.2mm x 34.4mm x 12.5mm. Although the long form of the case seems to cause discomfort on paper, the problem is solved thanks to the curved structure of the case back. However, due to the smooth and sharp angled sidewalls of the case, the 12.5mm total height looks to be more than the actual value.

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In RM 037 there are six different case alternatives developed by using different materials together. The black and white ceramic bezel is complemented by 18K white or red gold side pieces, while there are also full gold, carbon-gold, full carbon or diamond-set carbon options as well. In the model we have here, the carbon bezel is set with hundreds of diamonds and the middle case is made of 18K red gold. As a Richard Mille classic, parts that are secured together with titanium screws and nitrile seals provide water resistance up to 50 meters.

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Equipped with the in-house automatic Caliber CRMA1, the Richard Mille RM 037 draws attention with its relatively less-complicated structure compared to other watches of from the brand. 25 jewels movement measures 28mm x 22.9mm x 4,82mm, beats at 4Hz (28800vph), offers a 50-hour power reserve when fully wound and has a variable rotor geometry like in the other automatic movements of the brand. It is possible to switch between three different functions of the movement by using the pusher located on the winding crown. With the W (Winding), H (Hand Setting) and N (Neutral) positions, it is also possible to deactivate the rotor as well as the winding crown. Richard Mille RM 037 has a date window at 12 o'clock on the semi-skeleton dial decorated with diamonds. The date can be set via the button on the left side of the case.

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Richard Mille's sense of freedom brought by many strap alternatives in men's watches is also present in women's watches, with even more eye-catching options. In addition to the rubber straps identified with the sporty design, it is possible to get an alligator strap or even an 18K gold bracelet. Comparing the last option to an ordinary gold bracelet is a mistake for sure as you can see a similar bracelet in a jewelry store’s display only.

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If the Richard Mille RM 037 is a visually and technically appealing option for you, we have good news; due to its more traditional movement and less usage of exotic materials when compared to other Richard Mille models, RM37 comes with a relatively approachable price. When we say “approachable” we mean approachable than the other Richard Mille timepieces of course.

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