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FrontRunners: Case Closed

Richard Mille’s RM025 diving watch.

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Richard Mille seldom makes compromises with his designs, so it is not surprising that the basic form of his new RM025 (www.richardmilleusa.com)—the most technically complex diving watch ever from Switzerland—is his sole nod to convention. This concession came only because Mille had to house the watch in an almost normal-looking case to make it water-resistant to 300 meters (984 feet). Individually tensioned screws join the three-piece capsule, which holds a relatively rare tourbillon chronograph movement. A unidirectional bezel offers a way to time dives—assuming you would actually take this watch into the water.

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