Pink sapphires, tsavorites, diamonds, peridots, rubies, hematite, pink opal
Number of stones: 941
RM 71-02 AUTOMATIC TOURBILLON TALISMAN
- Movement dimensions: 30.70 x 23.70 mm
- Thickness: 6.20 mm
- Number of jewels: 23
- Balance: CuBe, 4 arms, 4 setting screws, moment of inertia of 7.5 mg.cm2, 50º angle of lift
- Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
- Balance spring: AK 3
- Shock protection: INCABLOC 908.22.211.100 (transparent)
WHITE GOLD CASE
The case, crafted in white gold, is composed of 75% gold, 4% silver and a high palladium content of 17% to provide white brilliance.
No less than 44 different stamping operations are required for the three main components of the case (bezel, caseband and caseback). The machine tooling process requires 2 days of adjustment for each component (bezel, caseband and caseback). The empty case involves over 255 tooling operations and more than 5 hours of glazing and polishing for the final phase. The complex shape of the case is obtained thanks to a 5-axis machine.
RED AND WHITE GOLD DIALS SET WITH GEMS
Each dial, a mere 0.9 mm in thickness, is handset with ornamentals and coloured stones. This component is an immense technical challenge because of the many different finishing operations required: sandblasting, polishing, setting... and all this in a very small area arranged on several levels. The dials draw on two distinct universes: one more plant-based and the other more urban.
BRACELETS: A NEW FORM OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
Complementing the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman collection is a full series of coloured metallic patent leather, embossed with understated botanical motifs at 12 o'clock and geometric motifs at 6 o'clock to set off their jewelled cases.
The design anticipates straps that exhibit two different tonal each, starting with one colour above the case and ending with a contrasting shade. In keeping with the underlying inspiration, the colour contrasts are paired with materials that play on light and texture. In another first in a Richard Mille collection, metallic leather treatment reinforce the impact of the coloured stones, channelling the glamour of 1970s fashion.