From poetic magnolia flowers to hypnotic twisting spirals, Richard Mille watches are harnessing some of nature’s most powerful symbols this year in an openly seductive operation to tempt ladies who want a technical timepiece with a feminine touch. Presented alongside the Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur at the SIHH 2015 in Geneva, the new high jewelry Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 51-02 Diamond Twister is another striking ode to Mother Nature.
Exotic branches or galaxy? The captivating 18K white gold central dial presents an imposing graphic display of 14 rays that emanate from the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. Contrasting with the Black Onyx baseplate, each ray is set with a single row of diamonds for a total of 270 diamonds on the dial.
Measuring 47.95 x 39.70 x 12.60 mm, the familiar Richard Mille tonneau-shaped case is characteristically curved for extra comfort. Tripartite, with anti-glare Crystal sappire bezel side and case back, assembled with 12 screws in grade 5 titanium, the I8K gold case is also set with white diamonds, and black sapphires for added contrast. For extra shine, the crown alone is set with 3 rows of diamonds. More diamonds are seen on the upper flange in black metal to mark the hours index ; the minutes are shown in a white colour on the lower flange.
The caliber RM 51-02 is a manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, and a power reserve of 48 hours indicated by a red line on a moving disc between 10 and 11 o’clock. Other features include a free-sprung balance for better reliability against shocks and better long-term chronometric results, a torque-limiting crown for extra security against overwinding, and grade 5 titanium skeletonized bridges and screws with black PVD treatment. The case is water resistant to 50 meters. As with all Richard Mille watches, special attention is given to the finishing of both the movement and the case.
Presented here with a black alligator strap and 18K white gold buckle, the limited 30 piece Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 51-02 Diamond Twister is also available in 18K Red gold version with a choice of precious stones and leather strap.
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