Richard Mille brings two new tourbillon models to the RM family of jewellery watches: RM 26-01 Panda and the RM 52-01 Skull; both watches will debut at Baselworld 2013. Successor of its predecessor Tourbillon RM 026, the new RM26-01 featuring a giant panda is equipped with a baseplate machined from black Onyx, a variety of chalcedony composed of silicon dioxide (SiO2) from the cryptocrystalline quartz group. The RM 26-01 tourbillon is a limited edition of 30 timepieces in 18K red gold and white gold.
“Sculpted in 18K white gold and integrated into the tourbillon, the panda is set entirely with diamonds and black sapphires. It sits in its natural habitat, a bamboo forest, featuring leaves and bark hand-sculpted from yellow gold and painted by hand. An artistic and imaginative feat, this symbiosis between fine watchmaking and fine jewellery will delight anyone who has been lucky enough to admire a panda in the wild. “
“The RM 52-01 Skull is a new timepiece that confirms the brand’s creative freedom. Following in the footsteps of the RM 052, it is the second piece in the Skull collection launched in 2012, and features the skull design that has come to symbolise the Richard Mille brand: an anti-conformist approach focused on creativity and development, where each new timepiece embodies a call for a watchmaking revolution.”
The RM 52-01 is equipped with the RM052 manual winding tourbillon caliber built on a baseplate in PVD-treated grade 5 titanium and is released as a limited edition of 30 nano-ceramic timepieces featuring an 18K redgold skull.
[ Richard Mille ]