The RM 07-02 Automatic Pink Lady Sapphire watch from Richard Mille is crafted from sections of the brilliant gem taken from a single block of sapphire (a scratch-resistant material) and has a skeletonized automatic movement inside the RM 07-02 Automatic Pink Lady Sapphire creation.
Created to cater to a growing female clientele fascinated by the complexity and technicality of watchmaking, the RM 07-02 has been designed to reflect an innovative spirit, similar to that which sparked the creation of the famous 1930s Pink Lady cocktail. The brand has cloaked the pink tones of the popular drink in this transparent-style piece.
Extremely challenging to construct, the case takes 40 days to build and there’s no room for error. Up to 430 hours are spent pre-forming the case components and 350 hours polishing the caseband/bezel/case back ensemble.
Beneath its exterior the automatic calibre is assembled around a skeletonised plate in micro-blasted 5N gold set with diamonds. The same gold is used on the flange and the bridges, whose hand-chamfered and hand-drawn angles and edges capture extra light.
Aside from the gem-set gold bridges this beautiful RM 07-02 features a variable geometry rotor in 18 karat 5N red gold set with diamonds, which adapts the winding of the watch to the movements of the wearer. And the brilliance doesn’t stop there, the central dial in red jasper and diamonds, the crown in 5N red gold and the strap in alligator skin provide for the finishing touches to this high-end creation.
Find out more about this incredible timepiece at richardmille.com