On the Salon Internationale Haute Horlogorie held in Geneva just lately, there have been a number of revolutionary and bejewelled timepieces on show.
Amidst all of the shows of timepieces from varied manufactures, a number of stood out. Considered one of them was the Richard Mille RM07-01 in gem-set black ceramic for girls.
Designed For The Multifaceted Girl
Whereas Richard Mille is understood extra for timepieces for males, those for the women are equally beautiful.
There have been a number of lovely timepieces from the women assortment, the place excessive issues and gems are put collectively to dazzling impact.
A variety of types and materials are discovered within the timepieces, starting from high-end jewelry tourbillons to furturistic Carbon TPT.
Other than technicalities and jewelled items, consolation is all the time a key issue, and the timepieces being as mild as doable. What’s additionally attention-grabbing is that there are all the time two completely different sizes for girls, so you will have the choice of larger timepieces.
Setting A Commonplace
Diamonds on a timepiece aren’t something new, however when positioned on a ceramic timepiece as seen on the RM07-01, it turns into one thing completely different. That is one thing new because the diamonds are set on the ceramic.
Placing diamonds on ceramic will not be simple, as ceramic is a particularly exhausting materials. Small holes are drilled into the ceramic, and crimson gold prongs of zero.25mm in diameter maintain the diamonds in place. The diamonds are additionally full-cut stones. The dial is crimson gold and set with diamonds and a black onyx.
The black TZP ceramic, which is scratch-resistant, has a particularly high-quality grain which has an ideal ending with a matte impact. This comes from a protracted and delicate technique of milling and micro-shot peening. To be able to present the advanced shapes of the bezel and case backside, a finisher has to shine every angle by hand.
Cecile Guenat, the technical director for jewellery-making at Richard Mille, explains: “After our work on setting gems in Carbon TPT, we wished to increase this revolutionary setting method to new supplies. We naturally gravitated to ceramic, as a result of it had by no means been accomplished earlier than. There’s now no subterfuge in the best way diamonds are integrated, because of the best way the mitraillage is carried out by machining the fabric straight.”
The case has an in-house Calibre CRMA2, which is an automated motion assembled on a baseplate and bridges crafted in grade 5 titanium.
It has a variable-geometry roto in 18-carat 5N crimson gold that enables it to regulate the automated winding to match the exercise ranges of the wearer. The dial is in 5N crimson gold and set with black onyx and diamonds.
The skeletonised motion has an influence reserve of 50 hours.
The curves of the tonneau formed case design and the diamonds and black rubber strap make for a placing, lovely and chic watch that strikes simply from day to nighttime.