Richard Mille’s latest RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams is one of the most dramatic examples of the brand in recent years. This new work was produced in collaboration with award-winning singer, songwriter and music producer Pharrell Williams, inspired by Williams’ lifelong fascination with space travel, and designed with exquisite details around Mars. The decorative bridge that covers most of the dial is the obvious eye-catcher. This is another hand-painted white titanium sheet shaped like an astronaut’s helmet. Even more impressive is that the topography of the Martian landscape is accurate, depicting the Vale of Mariners where the first Mars rover landed in history.
Richard Mille’s iconic 42.35mm tonneau-shaped case design is the basis of the RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams. The overall shape is block, with hexagonal screws around the bezel, but the details of the case are beginning to make this piece unique. The bezel and bottom cover are made of metallic brown cermet, which is an advanced hybrid material of titanium and ceramic materials, while the inner interlayer is composed of carbon TPT, a layered carbon fiber material widely used in aerospace. Promoting the aerospace theme is the crown, whose intricate design mimics the wheels of the Mars rover.
Like many releases by luxury Richard Mille, the RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams uses a hollow dial design, but is cleverly hidden under layers of decoration. The main core plywood and plywood are forged from grade 5 titanium alloy and decorated with finished aventurine slabs, presenting a star-studded appearance against the dark blue space background.
The two sides of the helmet, at 2 o’clock and 10 o’clock, are inlaid with two black sapphires and four inlaid diamonds to create a helmet camera and floodlights. The face mask of this decorative helmet shows a view of the surface of Mars and the background of the Earth. The mask is made of a whole piece of red gold, after 15 hours of hand-carving, and then by the craftsman Pierre-Alain Lozeron after 24 hours of intensive work, glazing and hand-painted by the open fire. The resulting veneer with multiple gradients requires major changes to the traditional Grand Feu enamel process, bringing the art form to the limit of technology. Covering this incredible bridge is a set of trapezoidal hands with complex designs and inspired by space.
Although the incredible artistry of the decorative bridge dominates the view of the dial, the tourbillon escapement itself is quite hidden, with only half exposed from below. Complicated complication still occupies a prominent position at 6 o’clock, but it does not become the focus of attention like many designs with tourbillons. wholesale replica watches
Although the artistry of the dial is impressive at first glance, the craftsmanship and technical expertise of the RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams movement are equally impressive. The manually wound Calibre RM 52-05 movement includes a free-spring balance with variable inertia, a barrel that spins faster to improve accuracy, a barrel pawl with progressive recoil, pinion and belt The barrel teeth have a central involute profile and are made of grade 5 titanium. This high-tech method achieves incredible accuracy and has a 42-hour power reserve.
Richard Mille (Richard Mille) for the RM 52-05 tourbillon Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams) created the iconic RM rubber strap, using the appropriate orange in Mars.