Richard Mille and graffiti artist Cyril Kongo have come together for a tagged Tourbillon, the RM68-01. The first timepiece of its kind, Kongo was forced to develop all-new technology in order to implement his graffiti flair to the wristwear, thus, micro-painting was born.
Mille decided that the movement should in turn reflect the energy of Kongo’s street art. The bridges of the movement then arc in different directions like the wild paint strokes seen in graffiti, and from the back, the central form of the base plate radiates outwards like paint thrown against a wall.
Cyril hand-painted each of the 30 limited edition watches, making them all truly unique to themselves.
The Richard Mille RM 68-01 boasts a case with a NTPT carbon case band and a TZP ceramic bezel and case back with splined Grade-5-titanium screws. The stylistically skeletonized movement is then crafted from Grade 5 titanium. Lastly, the watches feature a tourbillon with a variable-inertia balance wheel, each with a power reserve of 42 hours.
Earlier this year, Richard Mille and Airbus revealed a watch retailing for just over $1 million USD.
Courtesy of: HS