Shot For Tatler: Richard Mille's New Range Of Ladies Automatic Timepieces
In this exclusive shoot for Hong Kong Tatler, daring Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille's jaw-dropping new range of ladies automatic timepieces combines stunning aesthetics and technological prowess, made distinctively for the ladies but with cutting-edge engineering and watchmaking equal to that found in its men’s watches.
Photography: Tamihito Yoshida | Styling: Rosana Lai | Location: Upper House | Hair: Toyo Ho | Make-up: Chichi Li | Nails: Sharen Yu | Model: Yana V at Model Genesis
A feminine interpretation of the original RM 037, this elegant watch fully embodies Richard Mille’s combination of beauty and elegance with technical features and attention to detail. Crafted in white gold, its tonneau-shaped case houses the skeletonised automatic CRMA1 movement and features a dial set with diamonds.
Hat by Giorgio Armani, dress by Stella McCartney
Sporty, cool and chic, the RM 07-01 Ladies watch in white gold features the luxuriously retro open link bracelet. The curvaceous lines of its tonneau-shaped case design, along with its dial with a centre field set with jasper and water droplet shaped indices, contrast elegantly with the lines of the movement.
Bralet and dress by Versace
Carbon TPT is a signature feature of a number of Richard Mille’s men’s watches, lending a unique and powerful appearance while ensuring optimal protection for the calibre. This material reveals its feminine side in the RM 07-01, which at the slightest wrist movement reveals a striking contrast between the sparkle of clear diamonds and the matte carbon contour.
Sunglasses by Le Specs, trench coat by Max Mara
As with all Richard Mille timepieces, performance and durability are key elements in the design. The RM 07-01 has a skeletonised dial with decorative pave diamonds on an inner chapter ring that encircles an onyx centre.
Underneath all this is the skeletonised, self-winding CRMA2 movement, with a base plate and bridges cast in titanium, and “variable-geometry” rotor in 18k gold, the ultimate marriage of from and function.
Dress by Celine, sunglasses by Saint Laurent
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For women looking for a watch that is unapologetically extravagant, yet robust and powerful-looking, the RM 037 is highly desirable. The unique crown system guarantees the integrity of the movement and protects it from external influence. The diamond-studded strap is composed of dozens of links, which required 65 hours of programming to design and several hours to produce.
Dress by Saint Laurent