Blancpain Replica Watches has announced that the RM 011 Flyback Chronograph will be available in stores this year. This new timepiece will be the very first to use North Thin Ply Technology, a newer and improved version carbon fiber material. It was previously used in Formula One racing, sailing and aeronautics. The new material has a wood-like look and is superior to the carbon fibers currently in use. This is especially true when it comes to resistance to micro-cracks and stress. It will also increase the price of an already expensive watch without adding any new features.
NTPT - Originally Developed for SailsNTPT, or NTPT as it is now known, was invented in 2001 by Gerard Gautier with the sailing world in mind. The first prototypes and machinery were not available for two more years. Production of the first products began in 2007. Three more years were needed to adapt the material to be used for rigid structures. In the past two years, NTPT was used in the construction Formula One vehicles as well as Solar Pulse 2 airplanes.replica watches This year, the first watch cases constructed from NTPT will be produced. Blancpain Replica Watches’s Proart case facility, which begins production this year, is currently building the first carbon fiber housings.
This new composite material is composed of many layers of thin parallel threads that are obtained by dividing the carbon fiber. The material is made of thin sheets of 30 microns in thickness, which are then soaked with resin and treated on a special machine. They are then heated up to 120 degrees Celsius while being pressed to 6 bar pressure. The result is a composite material with a texture that resembles the surface of luxurious wood. The material is not only more organic and looks different compared to the carbon fibers currently in use but it also has a 25% higher resistance to breaking, and a twice as high level of resilience against micro-cracks.
Flyback Chronograph - Date and Month Indications, 50 Hour Power ReserveAs is fitting, the first model that will implement this new type of housing is the RM 011 Flyback chronograph model created for Formula One driver Felippe Masa. The company's initial photos make it clear that the new model has the same features as its predecessor,Roger Dubuis Swiss Replica which is powered by its RM-011-S skeletonized mechanical self-winding movement with adjustable rotor geometries. The 62-jewelled caliber, with a frequency of 28800 Vph, also provides an oversized date indicator of its annual calendar on the sapphire dial at four o'clock and a month at the top.
It also includes a timer, and uses a double barrel to give a reserve power of about 50 hours. The case is 40 mm wide, 50 mm long and 16.15 mm thick. The titanium base-plate, bridges and movement can be finished in a variety of ways. The watch was previously available in titanium or 18K red gold housings with a sapphire back, 50-meter water resistance and a black strap. The Swiss watchmaker has not yet revealed the exact release date and specifications of the newcomer with NTPT housing.