World’s Lightest Watch Made by Graphene

Meet the RM 50-03 high-performance watch which is said to be the World’s lightest watch. Scientists have designed a unique watch with an incredible material called as Graphene and the high-performance mechanical watch weighs only 40gms.

The RM 50-03 watch was made by a unique material Graphene to make a strong but lightweight new case to house the delicate watch mechanism. The Graphene compound known as Graph TPT weighs less than former similar materials used in watchmaking. Graphene is the World’s first two-dimensional material at just one-atom thick.

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Graphene was first quarantined in 2014 and it has the great potential to transform a large number of applications including high-performance compounds for the automotive and aerospace industries, bendable mobile phones and tablets and next-generation energy storage.

The belt of a new watch developed by the University of Manchester in the UK in association with famous watchmaking company Richard Mille and McLaren F1. It has also been improved by the addition of graphene material.

The rubber of the band was also injected with graphene which has shown to improve its mechanical properties and its resistance to wear. Overall the ultralight watch weighs just 40 Gms and is extremely durable.

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Professor Robert Young from University of Manchester said, “We have shown that the combination of graphene into the watch case can have major effects on improved performance of the component in service and also enable further weight reduction in future designs.”

Young said, “We calculated the effect of including graphene in both the watch case and belt. We helped in the manufacture of the different components and analyzed their microstructures using X-ray computed tomography and Raman spectroscopy along with a detailed assessment of their mechanical properties.”