Richard Mille presents a vibrant splash of colour with its RM07-01 collection, fast becoming a feminine icon among watches. In honour of the summer season, three new timepieces are introduced, in Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink and Pastel Lavender.
The skeletonised automatic CRMA2 movement is visible through the new colourful ceramic cases of these bezels. The pure ceramic used to create the three-part case contains 95% zirconia and is claimed to be extremely scratch resistant and tougher than sapphire. The complex forms of the bezel are crafted through a long and difficult machining and grinding process using diamond tools.
The caseband is crafted in micro-blasted white gold with hand-polished pillars, while the segmented central dial is surrounded by micro-blasted ceramic inserts and geometrically patterned rubber appliqués. It features the centuries-old technique of hand-crafted guillochage too, a first for Richard Mille.
Guillochage is a decorative craft consisting of individual repeating lines that intersect and overlap to create a graphic motif. Practitioners of this art, known as guillocheurs, can train for decades before they are considered masters of their craft.
The guillochage allows for various and interesting configurations and colors: Pastel Blue comes with light blue and turquoise segments; Pastel Pink combines purple and blue details; the Pastel Lavender is complemented with red and orange components.
The blast of summery colours is further evidenced on the bi-coloured straps. Pastel Lavender features coral and tangerine, Pastel Blue has olive and aqua and the Pastel Pink is given cerulean and lilac.
The bridge and baseplate are both made with micro-blasted and electroplasma treated grade 5 titanium, giving great rigidity and precise surface flatness. This is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train.
The new RM07-01s are water resistant to 50 metres ensured by 2 Nitrile O-ring seals. With these three new collectionslimited to 50 pieces each, they could become as sought after as a long hot summer in the UK!
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