RM UP-01 Ferrari: The thinnest mechanical watch

The company Richard Mille presented the thinnest mechanical watch in the world.

RM UP-01 Ferrari: The thinnest mechanical watch

Photo Credits: Richard Mille/Promo

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Richard Mille has introduced the thinnest mechanical watch in the world. The incredibly thin RM UP-01 Ferrari is a mechanical wind-up watch with an incredible thickness of 1.75 mm. 

The title of the thinnest mechanical watch was taken from the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra, whose thickness is 1.80 mm.

By comparison, the Apple Watch Series 7 is 10.7mm thick, which means that 6 stacked RM UP-01 Ferrari watches are still not as thick as a single Apple Watch.

The skeletonized base plate and bridges of the watch are made of an alloy consisting of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium. 

This combination, often used in advanced aerospace applications, increases the strength of the material compared to commercially pure titanium.

The RM UP-01 Ferrari can withstand an acceleration of over 5,000 G and is water resistant to 10 meters. Its mechanism (the internal components that make the watch functional) was developed together with Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi. 

Richard Mille also collaborated with Ferrari, and the development and laboratory testing took a collective 6,000 hours.

The RM UP-01 Ferrari is limited to just 150 examples and will sell for an incredible $1,888,000.

Post by Bryan C.