Crazy $1.65 million sapphire watch by Richard Mille
Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie as one would say is the pinnacle of watchmaking, an exhibition of the best of what’s to offer from the Richemont Group. With notable watch brands from ever since time and memorial of watchmaking such as the likes of Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoultre, showing their latest and greatest works. One would ask, with competition this intense, how can a young brand make their mark in this horological world. Best person to ask… is non other than Richard Mille himself. This young upstart watch brand started back in 2001, creating timepiece of modern horology as a break from traditional watches. They did so with style, all Richard Mille watches are extraordinary and uncompromising that it lead to an instant popularization from the young upstart, and now you’ll see RM watches on the wrist of exceptional people wearing RM watches as they see fit, like on to the tennis courts with Rafael Nadal! So now the question ask is what does Richard Mille has to offer for 2012?
Introducing, the RM056 split-seconds chrono tourbillon with a case entirely made with sapphire. RM is indeed taking the concept of “skeletonized” to a whole new level, the whole thing is like an x-ray of a watch. Perhaps this is the loudest of all Richard Mille collection, how loud you say? $1.65 million loud!