News SIHH 2012

Tourbillon RM 052 Skull

The emblem of rebellion and insubordination

The Watch Quote™ - January 16th, 2012



Throughout history the human skull has been manifested in many iconic concepts and uses, sometimes purely visual, sometimes within different beliefs and ideologies. For Latin Americans, it was the symbol of life, yet for Europeans, it was perhaps an image more likely to be associated with death, the short time span of our lives and the need to use our time wisely. Through centuries the skull has become the emblem of rebellion and insubordination. Its previous associations having been usurped today by those of freedom and nonconformity.



The RM 052 Skull is the visualization of these precepts. The baseplate and bridges take the form of a grade 5 titanium skull. Richard Mille has pushed the concept further by integrating this into the movement. The upper and lower jaws hold the ruby of the tourbillon cage. The back of the skull is actually the movement’s center bridge. The skeletonized baseplate and bridges were subjected to rigorous testing to insure their optimal strength.



The entire movement is connected to the case by 4 bridges that are inspired by the crossed bones from flags on pirate ships. The new case design, with its opened flanks, continues this visual allegory to the human skeleton.



Where others may have been content to exploit the purely visual aspect of the skull, Richard Mille has taken the concept further by integrating it directly into the complete timepiece.



This new caliber represents the fullest expression of liberty and nonconformity and as such, very much typifies the philosophy of the brand. Extreme technique, high performance, the highest level of aesthetic and hand-finishing: the RM 052 Skull is true Haute Horlogerie.

Limited edition of 21 pieces, which includes 15 pieces in titanium and 6 unique set pieces in red or white gold.

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