Richard Mille Tourbillon RM68-01 Cyril Kongo

In this graffiti-style work, clocks and street art meet.

For those who are more accustomed to spray painting on outdoor surfaces of a few meters, the French-Vietnamese artist Cyril Phan, or Cyril Kongo as the professionals know it, accepted the challenge of painting in a space of only a few millimeters. His canvas? RM 68-01.

Kongo spent more than a year experimenting with special tools, such as the spray gun developed to release one drop of color at a time. He also uses special tweezers to handle the movement parts without touching them, and must be extra careful to avoid paint on the gears.

On the surface, the paint seems to be scattered randomly, but in reality, a lot of calculations have been done. Even the weight of the paint must be determined in advance to avoid breaking the balance of the caliber and causing it to lose its balance.

Movement RM 68-01 manual winding tourbillon is equipped with a torque limiting crown to prevent overwinding, so you will not damage the winding rod or put too much pressure on the main barrel. The bezel and back cover also use low-density TZP black ceramic to keep the watch light and scratch-resistant. Thanks to the transparent back cover, Kongo’s art can be seen on both sides of the watch.

With its asymmetrical dial and splashing colors, this fake watch is undoubtedly a topic. What makes it even more unique is that it is limited to 30 pieces, each of which is completely hand-painted and spray-painted. Of course, wearable art can be elevated to another level.