Let’s get introduced to the world’s lightest watch and it is known as RM 50 -03. Scientists have designed a unique watch with the use of an excellent material called as Graphene, and this high performance mechanical weighs only about 40gms.
A single material Graphene is utilized in the making of this RM 50-03 watch to make it healthy but on the same hand lightweight as well, which can easily house the delicate watch mechanism. The Graphene compound is known as Graph TPT which weighs a lot less than the former similar materials used in watchmaking. Graphene is the world’s, first two-dimensional material which is just one atom thick.
World’s Lightest Mechanical Watch (40gm) specification
Graphene was first to get into the sight of development back in 2014, and it has the great potential to transform into a large number of applications including the high-performance compound used in the aerospace and automotive industries, bendable tablets or smartphones and the next generation energy storage.
The belt of this new watch is developed at the University of Manchester in the UK. It was produced in association with the famous watch making company renown as Richard Mille and McLaren F1. The belt has also been improved by the use of Graphene material.
The mechanical properties of the rubber band of the watch have been improved when the Graphene as a material is introduced in the components. This introduction of the material Graphene gives the ability of ‘resistance to wear’ to the rubber band. Overall the super light watch weighs only about 40 Gms, and it is extremely durable.
‘We have proved that the introduction of the material Graphene as a component of this new watch can have major effects on the improved performance of the component in service and it also further enables weight reduction of the future designs,’ said the Professor Robert Young from the University of Manchester.
‘We have calculated the effect of introducing Graphene in both the watch case and belt. We have analyzed their microstructures, and the manufacturing of different components using X-ray computed tomography and Raman spectrography along with the detailed assessment of mechanical properties,’ added Professor Robert.