The first thing you notice when looking at the Richard Mille RM053 watch replica is the 30 degree pitch of the dials. Like the angled placement of driving watch dials, this allows the rider to read the time without removing his hand from the reigns.
The skeletonized baseplate and bridges are all made from grade 5 titanium and are held together with spline screws (made from the same titanium) that allow for extremely tight connections. Essentially by minimizing the give at connection points, the plate and bridges almost function as one solid piece.
It’s not just the dials which are tilted though – the entire manual-wind tourbillon movement (Richard Mille’s smallest movement to date, at 32.55mm x 30.80mm x 12.70mm ) sits inside the case at a 30 degree angle. Even with the small movement though, the RM053 does sit pretty large on the wrist.
Then there’s the barrel, which makes a full rotation in 6 hours rather than the usual 7.5, delivering more consistent power through the entire cycle. A free sprung balance wheel rounds things out, with streamlined functionality the obvious objective here.
The full name of this watch is the mens fake Richard Mille RM 053 Pablo Mac Donough. According to Richard Mille it was Mac Donough who had the idea. Mac Donough is an Argentinian polo player, and “partner of” the Richard Mille brand. I guess he pushed hard enough to have this watch made. In all titanium, the RM 053 is meant to be like a case of armor, putting the dial out of the way, and protecting it. Yes, it still has a tourbillon.
While the inside is grade 5 titanium, the head is made of titanium carbide, which has all the lightness and structural integrity of titanium with the added bonus of a nearly diamond-hard surface. The angled dials are recessed into two cut-outs that both protect the sapphire crystals from being smashed during play and shield the dials from the sun, improving readability. You have minutes/hours on the right and seconds (with the tourbillon visible) to the left.
In addition to this design solution, there are a bunch of very best quality fake Richard Mille materials and construction details specifically meant to optimize accuracy under duress.