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Richard Mille Four New Stars in the Richard Mille Constellation

Between darkness and light

In the beginning, there was only the void. A sudden explosion was followed by the emergence of millions of glittering stars. The RM 07-01 Intergalactic collection is unique in terms of design and execution, it’s an invitation to embark on a journey of exploration back to the dawn of time.

The four new Carbon TPT® pieces set with diamonds and red gold prongs are both mysterious and captivating. They complement perfectly the women’s RM 07-01 collection. “It all started with the vision of an explosion of stars taking place in the black darkness, explains Cécile Guenat, Creative and Development Director. We wanted to rethink our approach to gem-setting as a way of bringing the elements together in an intense way.”

Four New Stars in the Richard Mille Constellation

RM 07-01 Intergalactic © Richard Mille

Each of the pieces affirms its own characteristics. The RM 07-01 Dark Night augurs the creation of a myriad of constellations, represented by the glittering of gold prongs. Elsewhere, diamonds shine and catch the eye on both the RM 07-01 Starry Night, with its Carbon TPT® bracelet, and the RM 07-01 Bright Night whose caseband is crafted in microblasted 5N red gold. Lastly, the firmament twinkles warmly on the RM 07-01 Misty Night, decorated with 5N red-gold pillars.

In this collection, diamonds and Carbon TPT® enrich each other and highlight their respective properties, achieving true symbiosis between darkness and light. The specificities associated with this gem-setting technique attest Richard Mille’s expertise in working with Carbon TPT®. Unlike gold, which allows the craftsman to shape the prongs to secure the diamonds, the hardness of Carbon TPT® means the gem setter is compelled to use diamond-bit milling tools in order to machine the settings.

Diamonds and polished 5N red gold prongs are inserted by hand into the numerous settings of varying diameters. “Using prongs as decorative elements is an aesthetic approach that progressively highlights this explosion of light,” adds Cécile Guenat. Like the casebands and the dials, their settings evolve across the collection.

Four New Stars in the Richard Mille Constellation

RM 07-01 Intergalactic © Richard Mille

These four pieces are powered by the in-house CRMA2 calibre, a skeletonised automatic movement in grade 5 titanium with hours, minutes and a variable-geometry rotor. Carbon TPT® – a light and strong technical material with a velvety matt appearance, intensifies the feeling of warmth and is as pleasant to touch as it is to wear – guarantees optimal protection for the movement. It also creates a striking look that is specific to each watch, due to variations in the damascene effects and moiré motifs that make each timepiece unique.

The radiance of the diamonds is accentuated by the Carbon TPT® and contributes to the special charm of this new collection combining aesthetics, comfort and technicality. There is no doubt that these four new stars will ensure the RM 07-01 Intergalactic collection continues to shine within the Richard Mille constellation.


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