Richard Mille has been on a tear with its ladies’ watches of late, thanks to Cécile Guenat, who’s in charge of female watches and also daughter of Richard Mille cofounder Dominique Guenat. Having unveiled an in-house tourbillon with the RM71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman last year and the Bonbon collection at SIHH 2019, Richard Mille has just taken the covers off its first wristwatch with a Carbon TPT bracelet.
The new RM 07-01 with Carbon TPT bracelet migrates the brand’s signature material from the case to the bracelet for the first time.
According to Richard Mille, the bracelet took 13 months to develop. Each link is comprised of several plates of carbon composite and a frame of titanium, held together by the brand’s signature screws, which total 44 on a full length bracelet. The bracelet weighs only 29 grams.
The bracelet is made of the same material favoured for Richard Mille watch cases, being a carbon composite comprised of carbon fibre layers set in resin and set in an autoclave. Each layer of carbon fibre is aligned at 45 degrees offset to the previous layer, giving the watch its hardiness as well as the distinct pattern.
While the new RM 07-01 bracelet is the first in carbon composite, it’s not the first bracelet from Richard Mille. The brand offered various bracelets in gold for the RM 07-01 and the RM 037 in the past, as well as a titanium bracelet for the RM 011 Felipe Massa. But in general, bracelets have been the exception rather than the norm for the brand.
Price and Availability
The RM 07-01 Ladies’ in Carbon TPT with Carbon TPT bracelet is priced at 200,500 Swiss Francs before taxes, which is about US$201,000. It will be available starting April 2019.
Correction March 29, 2019: The retail price is 200,500 Swiss francs, and not 400,500 as stated in an earlier version of the article.Back to top.