A BEAUTIFUL BLEND
Innovate and amaze! That could well be a leitmotif at Richard Mille. The new RM 07-01 is no exception with its diamond-paved ceramic case.
The Richard Mille universe may feature countless men’s timepieces but the ladies haven’t been left out with 18 women’s models in the collection. The new RM 07-01 Gem Set Black Ceramic will join the catalogue after being officially unveiled at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva in January 2018. The RM 07-01 isn’t a new piece in itself. Its barrel-shape case has appeared in all sorts of materials blending rose gold with white ceramic or brown ceramic with carbon. The latter stands out for its sparkling diamonds.
Richard Mille wanted the new model to glitter on a high-tech black ceramic case. This is a real first for the model! The material’s resistance makes gem-setting tricky. That was another reason to attempt the challenge. Has it been pulled off? The matt finish enhances the brilliant-cut diamonds’ shine. The dazzling results give the CRMA2 calibre a setting with unique distinction.
The self-winding movement fuels the hour and minute hands gliding over the diamond-paved onyx and red gold dial. The openwork rim surrounds the dial unveiling parts of the cutting-edge movement assembled on bridges and a titanium plate. The sapphire crystal back treats you to a glimpse of the red gold openwork and stylised rotor.
“The more beautiful the diamond, the lighter the setting should be,” said Chamfort, the famous 18th century French poet and journalist. Richard Mille has followed his advice to the letter. The rubber strap only makes wearing the exceptional RM 07-01 Gem Set Black Ceramic even more of a joy.
Price: €111,000 richardmille.com
By Dan Diaconu