Richard Mille New materials combining gold and composites
In a world first, Richard Mille and North Thin Ply Technology are unveiling Gold Quartz-TPT® and Gold NTPT carbon.
Gold Quartz-TPT® and Gold NTPT carbon showcase an exclusive combination of quartz or carbon with gold leaf. These new materials will be presented in two Richard Mille women’s models: the RM 07-01 and the RM 037.
The Richard Mille's collaboration with North Thin Ply Technology began with the development of NTPT carbon and Quartz-TPT®. Used in cases and mainplates ever since, these materials have enabled Richard Mille to achieve major progress in inalterability and shock-resistance. Their extreme physical properties, which make these composite materials particularly difficult to machine, meant that both companies were required to spend hours developing new machining programmes and researching cutting tools adapted to carbon and quartz. The watches adorned in these novel materials are thus instantly recognisable.
Wishing to offer these materials to its female customers, Richard Mille has once again joined forces with NTPT to present Gold Quartz-TPT® and Gold NTPT carbon. This new interpretation of NTPT technology is still based on the principle of inserting layers of quartz-TPT® or NTPT carbon at a 45° angle, in this case alternating with dozens of gold leaf layers, none of which are more than 10 microns thick.
This procedure accentuates the specific characteristics of these materials, which in turn enhance the contours of the cases they adorn thanks to the unique play of light they create and their extremely attractive graduation of golden tones. The overall look is enhanced by a satin-brushed 5N red-gold case-band with polished pillars, and a dial set with hundreds of diamonds and a centre in either mother-of-pearl or black onyx.
Gold Quartz-TPT® and Gold NTPT carbon will be exclusively presented on the cases of the RM 07-01 and RM 037 Ladies’ watches. Following in the footsteps of titanium, ceramic and sapphire, these two new additions are thus enriching the range of technical materials available for women.
Richard Mille did not simply try to find his place in the watchmaking world – he carved one out for himself, constantly striving not to take anything for granted, and to make innovation and extreme technical prowess his driving forces.Find out more >
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