This week at the SIHH 2014, we witnessed ten new creations from Richard Mille as well as the premiere of the first metal bracelet ever developed by this manufacture. The bracelet was developed for the two new ladies' watches the RM 07-01 and the RM 037. This new bracelet —strap as Richard Mille refers to it— is entirely made out of gold. The bracelet is composed of dozens of links, requires 65 hours of programming and several hours to manufacture. In perfect harmony with the lines of the case, it is an extension of the watch’s design, constantly evoking the curves of the bezel and the case back but also the characteristic profile of the
Richard Mille watch. Each link is micro-blasted, satin-brushed and polished. The ensemble is held together by 36 spline screws in grade 5 titanium and completed with a double-fold clasp in gold. As for all the models, the finishes are entirely handcrafted. Comfort has always been one of the brand’s top priorities. Many years of development and testing concerning the development of this strap has resulted in a very ergonomic ensemble that is a pleasure
to wear. It is a combination of aesthetic appeal and perfect integration. The new Gold Richard Mille strap is available in 5N red gold or in white gold.
While we were at Richard Mille's pavillion, we had the opportunity to run into Richard Mille himself and exchange a few words. Here are some pictures of him during our visit. This year the number of live pictures of the new timepieces will be very limited as Mr. Mille didn't want for the press to take too many pictures of his watches. Fortunately we were able to photograph several of them after talking to him about it.
Here is a combination of live pictures and a few stock images of the new watches unveiled this year. The new watches are the RM 07-01 Ladies, RM 19-01 Natalie Portman, RM 35-01 Rafael Nadal, RM 30-01 Competition G Sensor Sebastien Loeb, RM 037 Ladies, RM 50-01 Lotus F1 Team Romain Grosjean, RM 51-01 Tiger & Dragon Michelle Yeoh, RM 60-01 Flyback Chronograph Regatta, RM 61-01 Yohan Blake and the RM 63-01 Dizzy Hands.
For more info on Richard Mille SIHH 2014 Novelties click here.