By TLex Richard Mille have released a special all-black DLC version of the RM 032 Automatic Chronograph called the 'Dark Diver'. Like the original, the LE has a water-resistance of 300m or 30atm, which is in keeping with ISO 6425 norms for a divers' watch.
RM state that the degree of water-resistance was particularly difficult to achieve with the RM 032, because water pressure on the pushers and crown could potentially be powerful enough to unintentionally activate the Chrono.
In order to avoid any external pressure effect or accidental manipulation, RM developed a locking crown for the RM 032 that secures the pushers and as a result ensures perfect water-resistance. The crown and its pushers can be locked by simply rotating its ring (red arrow).
The massive 50mm tripartite Titanium case of the Dark Diver is curved for ergonomic comfort, a hallmark of all RM models. It features a Sapphire crystal dial and caseback. Its dark look was achieved with DLC treatment on the case and buckle, along with black bezel indicators, pushers and a rubber strap. Superluminova elements on the running indicator disc, hands and hour markers allow maximum visibility whilst diving.
Just 30 pieces of the RM 032 DARK DIVER Automatic CHRONO will be made. The Limited Edition watches will be sold at the RM Boutique Beverly Hills, CA.