Graphics and color capsule series with tradition as the core
Richard Mille’s undisputed female idol, the RM 07-01 series, will continue to cause a sensation in every iteration. The three new limited edition watches are made of technologically advanced ceramic materials, with shiny multi-material guilloche dials, reflecting the RM 07-01 series’ uncompromising attitude towards aesthetics and performance, combining the highest level of mechanical system Watches, movement engineering and decorative finishes.
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The three watches of the new RM 07-01 Colored Ceramics series are distinguished by new case colors and graphic dial elements, and are limited to 50 pieces. RM 07-01 Pastel Blue, RM 07-01 Pastel Pink and RM 07-01 Pastel Lavender are lenses of pure summer delight, housed in a ceramic case and driven by an automatic CRMA2 internal movement. The segmented central dial is assembled from ceramic inserts and rubber with geometric patterns-this is the first guillochage handmade by Richard Mille.
Guillochage is a decorative craft that originated in the 16th century. The dial guillochage, in its most authentic form, consists of independent repeating lines cut by a manual lathe, which intersect and overlap to form a graphic pattern. Practitioners of this art, known as guillocheurs, can train for decades before they are considered masters of their craftsmanship.
Seen in classic style watches today, creation and development director Cécile Guenat considers integrating it into Richard Mille watches, but it has a unique freshness. Therefore, in a typical Richard Mille fashion, the RM 07-01 colored ceramic watch adopts this centuries-old technology and applies it in a creative way, demonstrating the brand’s ability to subvert established concepts.
The rhodium-plated red gold dial element in the center of each RM 07-01 is part of a larger pattern. This pattern is partly plant-based, has six protrusions, part is sunburst, part is Art Deco style, all are Richard Mille. Their lines are neatly aligned with the floating hour markers on the micro-blasted titanium flange. Surrounding the guilloché dial part and strengthening the theme of fusion of modernity and tradition, geometrical ceramic and rubber elements are perfectly matched with the ceramic case and the two-tone rubber strap.
The RM 07-01 colored ceramic series has three color variations-TZP pink ceramic with sky blue lilac rubber strap, TZP lavender ceramic with coral orange rubber strap, and TZP blue ceramic with olive rubber strap. When deciding on the colors and textures of these new models, Cécile Guenat and her team studied multiple versions before reaching these final configurations. “My inspiration comes from the Art Deco style buildings you see in Miami. These soft colors and bold patterns are so unique and convey such an amazing atmosphere and attitude.”
The use of the new colored ceramics in the larger RM 07-01 watch series is above all playful and vibrant, but based on its superior performance as a watch case material. Due to its zirconia composition and sintering manufacturing process, TZP ceramics are lightweight, hypoallergenic, durable and almost scratch-resistant. This level of performance is perfectly matched with the internal self-winding movement CRMA2, which is made of micro-sprayed and plasma-treated titanium and draws power from a 5N red gold variable geometry rotor to keep the watch always on the best winding. state. Coupled with the bright energy of the two-tone rubber strap and the handmade luster of the gold guilloche dial, the ceramic case of the new RM 07-01 constitutes the three most delightful Richard Mille watches.