Richard Mille launch the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman

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RICHARD Mille’s Creative and Development Director, Cécile Guerat, found inspiration for the brand’s latest watch in the 1970s. She notes that the “intense glamour of the disco era resided in a multiplication of colours and textures”; she “had to find a way to make this idea tangible”.

Enter, the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman, a watch encrusted with a spectrum of precious stones in the rainbow tones of the golden age of disco.

The Liz and Bianca editions of the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman

This launch comes two years after Richard Mille brought us the RM 71-01, the black and white palette of which emphasises the joyful exuberance of the 71-02. Inspired by the quintessence of the ‘70s, club culture, and the birth of electronic and disco music, the watch is rendered in a variety of glitzy colour and gem combinations. Both the dial and case are encrusted with diamonds, amethysts, sapphires, and a host of other precious stones set in geometric patterns that conjure the glamour of retro lamé, rhinestones and sequins.

The dials are ornamented with a careful selection of stones that, talisman-like, represent specific qualities. These include malachite, associated with inner balance, lapis lazuli with vision and pink opal, known for its healing qualities.

Significantly, the RM 71-02 is fitted with the CRMT1, an extraordinary technological feat given the movement‘s slender 6.2 mm width and weight of 8 grams. This is a union which embodies Richard Mille’s dual mastery of style and technology.

The Gloria edition of the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman

The Jessica edition of the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman

The Gloria edition of the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman

by Connie de Pelet

For more information, please visit the  Richard Mille site

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