For the modern people who has adapted to 24 time zones division, it is hard to imagine the years in previous time, before the 20th century, there were a variety of time zone division methods around the world. With the emergence of the railroad and the telegraph system, the links between different countries were increasingly close, while due to the time zone is divided unevenly, it caused endless huge losses, therefore, the relevant standard time zone division is extremely urgent. In 1858, the mathematician Quirico Filopanti for the first time raised the prime meridian as a basis for the 24 hours time zone division, and made Greenwich as the prime meridian, gaining international recognition. But until the 20th century, this decision was accepted and widely used by the world.
The international FIA President Jean Todt is a figure who has a variety of transactions; he always travels around the world to participate in all kinds of official events or meetings throughout the year. The Richard Mille hopes to provide a Cartier Santos 100 replica watch that can master the different time zones times for the people who constantly travel around the world such as Jean Todt, so it launches a top-level complex function watch RM 58-01 equipped with international standard.
This manual-winding watch has hours, minutes, 10 days power reserve, and power reserve display at 2 o’clock. RM58-01 movement board is built by fifth titanium alloy, the bridge decks also are completed of the same material. Tourbillon is located at 9 o’clock, pendulum frequency 3 Hz, placed in a four-story-titanium and rose gold case. The rotating bezel through shot peening and satin polished, and engraved with 24 major cities name on dark brown inner ring, symbolizing the 24 time zones advocated by Fleming.
Under the simple and elegant appearance of the watch, it in fact hides extremely complex mechanical mystery. Unlike other replica Cartier watches having this complex function, RM 58-01 does not have any buttons to change the time zone, but through the counterclockwise rotation bezel to change the time zone, more quickly adjusting the time more.
When arriving in a new city, as long as you rotate the city name to the 12 o’clock position, then you can through the 24-hour scale on the inner bezel automatically define the local time and the other 23 cities time. The black and white color dial clearly indicates day and night time, automatically presenting day and night changes over time.