Bright and bold graphic lines combined with rebellious, high-spirited attitude define Richard Mille’s latest timepiece collection “Bonbon.” Comprising 10 models, each produced in limited 30 pieces, they come with either candy, fruity or pastry sensibility.
Based on three of the brand’s iconic models, the RM 07-03, RM 16-01 and RM 37-01, the collection offers a passage back to childhood with the simple pleasure of slightly regressive and thoroughly tasty memories, to be enjoyed without moderation. “The idea was to revisit the existing collections while playing with colour. This allowed me to bring out a pop-inspired sense of fun. In all, we developed a palette of 60 colours for this unisex collection,” explained Cécile Guenat, artistic director for the collection.
The Bonbon collection showcases a spectrum of colours ranging from greens, crimson, yellow to even pink, brought to life thanks to a mastery of materials, many of them exclusive, that is a Richard Mille specialty. The artisans at Richard Mille’s understand how tinted ceramics behave and with their expertise in layering materials like Carbon TPT® and Quartz TPT® and constant improvements to the setting of coloured gemstones, imaginative shapes and fanciful colours such as cupcakes and gelato become the beautiful crowns and baseband.
The Sweets collection comprises four models, all with two-tone ceramic cases that set off their grand feu enamel or black-chromed titanium confections. The RM 07-03 Cupcake, RM 07-03 Marshmallow, RM 37-01 Sucette and RM 16-01 Réglisse are colourful and delectable, evoking a whole spectrum of flavours. This particular range reflects a mastery of materials combination and a sharp eye for layering textures to evoke sensations like softness, crunchiness, and fluffiness of sweets. The creamy quality of the TZP ceramic case is enhanced by the varied matt and polished effects of elements on the dial. Black, a foundational colour in the technical vocabulary of Richard Mille, is presented in a whole new light here, as a giant roll of liquorice that occupies the entire surface of a dial.
The Fruit line is a homage to the very concept of sweet temptation in six delectable flavours: Lemon and Strawberry (RM 16-01 Citron et Fraise), Blueberry and Litchi (RM 07-03 Myrtille et Litchi), Kiwi and Cherry (RM 37-01 Kiwi et Cerise). In addition to colour-gradient cases made of Carbon TPT® combined with Quartz TPT® of a different hue for each model is an all-new turquoise colour. Painted in acrylics and lacquered by hand, the 3,000 miniature sculptures integrated in these compositions stand out from the dials, turning each one into a sachet full of tiny candies.
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