Let me brighten up your day with a watch you'll love to hate : an RM diver
Yes, yes, it's John's favourite watch: a Richard Mille
I guess sometimes you're having a bad day and you need some cheering up and that's the reason why I've decided to talk about the RM028, Richard Mille's diver watch, because I know how some people (=John C.) love to hate it, and I thought I'd give you the chance to vent your feelings while also talking about diver watches. Win-win.
So, in order for a watch to be called a diver, it must adhere to a rather stringent set of rules established by the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The ISO 6425 certification states that a diver watch must be shock resistant, salt water resistant (at least 100 mt), pressure resistant, magnetic resistant, it has to be legible underwater and it has to have a running indicator like the seconds hand.
The RM 028 comes in with a 47 mm case and it's powered by a Richard Mille CALIBRE RMAS7 movement, with a skeletonized dial and a 55-hour power reserve. The case is made from titanium (a gold version is also available, duh), with ceramic ball bearings and 18K white gold weight segments. There's a unidirectional rotating bezel, par for the course, and water resistance is 300 metres. And now comes the part you've been waiting for. It costs £88,000 but, this being a Richard Mille, it's probably going to be impossible to get at retail price.
See? I gave you so many elements, so many ways in which you can vent your anger. You're welcome