Richard Mille Introduces the Spray-Painted, Micro-Graffiti Art Tourbillon Kongo

Richard Mille recruited artist Kongo to spray paint the movement of the RM 68-01 Tourbillon Kongo, creating graffiti art for the wrist.

Parisian graffiti artist Cyril Phan, better known as Kongo, is the creative mind behind the multi-hued RM 68-01 wristwatch. Asymmetrical with curved hands and movement bridges, the RM 68-01 Tourbillon Kongo is a miniature of graffiti art, created by spray painting the movement with a custom-made airbrush.

Richard Mille Cyril Kongo 1

Being painted by Kongo individually, each movement is decorated differently. The back of the movement is similarly graffitied with spray paint, while the bridges are shaped like a splash of paint. Like many Richard Mille calibres, the movement is constructed by complications specialist Renaud & Papi, with its bridges and base plate made of titanium. It’s a hand-wound calibre with a tourbillon regulator.

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Richard Mille Cyril Kongo

The case middle is made of NTPT Carbon, a carbon-fibre based composite, while the front and back plates of the case are black ceramic.


With high-end streetwear becoming fashionable amongst the one percent, the RM 68-01 Tourbillon Kongo continues Richard Mille’s ability to capture the zeitgeist of the era for the rich. Limited to 30 pieces, the RM 68-01 Tourbillon Kongo is priced at US$685,000 or S$1.03m.

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