Richard Mille’s RM 010 holds a special place in the heart of its creative team, yet Richard Mille himself knew it was possible to improve on the design, giving birth to the RM 029. We had the chance to see a limited edition of the new design, available only in boutiques in the MEA region (Middle East, Europe, Africa).
The RM 029 All Grey Boutique Edition can often be found right in the center of Richard Mille boutiques, such as the brand’s new address on Mount Street. You can’t miss it when you go through the doors, and rightly so. It is the star as its name suggests.
The changes introduced by the RM 029 allow a greater number of watch enthusiasts to enter the world of Richard Mille. First, the new timepiece is more than 1mm thinner than before, and that makes a substantial difference when worn, and more accessible to women. Second, the date is now positioned horizontally in the RM 029’s date aperture, making it more legible.
But the RM 029 All Grey Boutique Edition is a particularly interesting addition to the Richard Mille family, as it introduces some unfamiliar features.
It is, perhaps, one of the more subtle Richard Mille timepieces. Yes, that’s right. Whilst still proudly independent and youthful, Richard Mille is showing signs of maturity with an all grey watch. Made of an ultra-light all grey microblasted titanium case, the skeletonized automatic movement is still enhanced by yellow detailing on the dial, from which it gets its nickname: The Flash.
Because after all, this remains an extreme watch, capable of withstanding great forces and shocks. Indeed, the movement is once again mounted on chassis mounting rubbers, fixed by 4 titanium screws.
Overall, the RM 029 All Grey Boutique Edition offers a few things the brand hadn’t to this point. For one, it is tailored for those who wear suits, as the size and color scheme will make it at home under the cuff.
The RM 029 All Grey Boutique Edition ‘Yellow Flash’ is a limited edition of 30 pieces, priced at £63,000 GBP (€ 75,500 Euros), or a little more than $95,000.
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