RICHARD MILLE – TOURBILLON RM 69 EROTIQUE23 December 2015
RM 69 EROTIC TOURBILLON
Richard Mille presents its new RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon, its name a clear affirmation of the creative longing to reveal our most secret intentions in all their glory. Playfully interpreted, this fine watchmaking creation will delight and amuse its owners, teasingly displaying phrases that evoke desired pleasure.
Designed in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi, this movement features 505 components and 41 jewels, and is extremely compact thanks to its unique construction that enables the tourbillon and barrel to be aligned on the same axis. This allows to give a lot of space to the new Richard Mille “Oracle” complication, a mechanism that sets off the rotation of three grade 5 titanium engraved rollers like Tibetan prayer wheels, displaying a random phrase. Activated on request by pressing a button at 10 o’clock, it plainly reveals the wearers’ deepest desires.
To enhance its legibility, the movement’s engineers have developed a mechanism allowing the hands to break free from the geartrain. Activating the push-piece at 8 o’clock makes the hands disappear, visually liberating the rollers. Once released, the hands automatically return to their rightful position in time.
The RM69 caliber is protected by a tripartite case in grade 5 titanium featuring generous dimensions of 50.00 mm x 42.70 mm x 16.15 mm. Ergonomic and extremely comfortable – as is always the case with Richard Mille – the case is assembled with 20 Spline screws, also in titanium, ensuring the watch remains water-resistance up to 50 meters.
The Rm 69 will be produced in a limited edition of 30 pieces and will be available exclusively in Richard Mille’s 24 boutiques around the world.