Scientists Build World’s Lightest Mechanical Watch ‘RM 50-03’ from Graphene
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Scientists Build World’s Lightest Mechanical Watch ‘RM 50-03’ from Graphene

A team of scientists, during a scientific breakthrough, has designed world’s lightest mechanical watch, thanks to the exclusive material Graphene. The watch was launched in Geneva on Monday, 16th January 2017. Graphene, which is 200 times brawnier than the strongest steel was first segregated in 2004 by Nobel-winning scientists. Since then, the material was on trial period and scientists are trying hard to create extensive applications of Graphene, which finally came in form of world’s lightest mechanical watch.

In the official statement published on Monday, the University of Manchester said, the watch is a unique and collaborative aftermath of with watch-making brand Richard Mille and racing group, McLaren F1. By merging the advanced Graphene research with exactitude engineering, the researchers successfully developed world’s lightest automatic chronograph. As said by the officials at the University of Manchester, Graphene bears the thickness akin to an atom and its widespread applications can revolutionize the automotive and aerospace industries.

The watch, named as ‘RM 50-03’ has been designed using a special composition incorporating Graphene. The lightest watch weighs just 40 grams and is extremely robust. The rubber of the strap of the new next-gen watch is also integrated with the addition of Graphene material which is proven for improving the mechanical properties of the watch and its resistance capacity to wear. The unique composition of Graphene with the precise advanced mechanism; the engineers successfully manufactured the strongest and most lightweight case that houses the fragile watch mechanism.’

To summon up, Graphene is the first material of world that is integrated with the two-dimensional theme at just one-atom thick. Though the theory of Graphene was first proposed by P. R. Wallace in 1947, but for the first time, it was isolated at The University of Manchester in 2004 and the researchers Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov also won the prestigious Nobel Prize for their revolutionizing isolation of the single-atom-thick crystallites from mass graphite. The material has the potential to transfigure a wide number of applications like highly efficient composites for the applications in automotive and aerospace sectors. In addition, it also can be used for designing bendable, flexible mobile phones and computer tablets as well as developing the ultra-modern energy storage systems.