Today, Richard Mille announced a new timepiece based on the original ultra-thin round RM 033 that was introduced in 2011. The RM 33-02 Automatic comes in a newly designed case that’s made with Carbon TPT® and red gold.

The RM 33-02 case measures 41.70 mm x 8.80 mm compared to 45.70 mm x 6.3 mm for the original model. It’s gotten thicker but 8.80 mm is still relatively thin and the smaller diameter is much more in line with current tastes.

Richard Mille RM 33-02 Automatic close-up
Richard Mille RM 33-02 Automatic close-up

Powering the functions is automatic caliber RMXP1 which is a skeletonized movement manufactured in grade-5 titanium with 29 jewels and a variable-inertia balance oscillating at 3 Hz (33 mm x 2.60 mm). An off-center monobloc platinum micro-rotor winds the mainspring up to 45-hours.

Perhaps the coolest design feature – unlike the RM 033 from 2011 which uses a sapphire dial with Roman numerals printed on it – is that the 2019 RM 33-02 has applied red gold Arabic numerals, and they’re attached directly to the movement via thin titanium rails.

The RM 33-02 Automatic is limited to 140 timepieces. Retail is $145,000.

Learn more at Richard Mille.

Richard Mille RM 33-02 Automatic caseback
Richard Mille RM 33-02 Automatic caseback
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