On the dial, adding elements of artistic creation is itself a more creative design. Classical works such as painting on the watch, carving on the watch, etc., give the watch an artistic flavor, and add a sense of culture and appreciation to the watch. This year, Richard Mille introduced a graffiti watch RM 68-01 tourbillon Cyril Kongo watch, as a veritable ‘art on the wrist’, will undoubtedly leave a strong mark in the history of watches and clocks. This is the first time in history that a street artist has perfectly integrated his artistic world into the watch movement to add luster to the watch (watch model: RM 68-01)
艺术 of contemporary art graffiti and watches
Cyril Kongo Studio
Richard Mille wants to showcase contemporary art in horology. This unprecedented fusion resulted in RM 68-01. Indeed, this tourbillon movement is not only a watch accessory, but also a canvas on which graffiti master Cyril Kongo shows inspiration and creativity. Never before has a watch been able to create art on the bridge and movement base.
Cyril Kongo In action
This production technique can draw beautiful lines that are difficult to distinguish even with the naked eye. Such lines cannot be directly hand-drawn, although some specific patterns will be first outlined with a particularly fine pen. No matter what technology is used, every part of the watch is hand-painted and painted by the well-known Mr. Color.
RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo Watch
In RM 68-01, these parts all reflect the artistic value of this timepiece treasure. Graffiti art is often closely linked to the high walls of the city, while the world of watches is known for its micro-machinery and high precision. Richard Mille and Kongo, together, successfully brought the art of urban high walls to the bridge, movement bottom plate and sapphire dial in the watch.
Watch dial display
Richard Mille says Kongo has expanded the boundaries of horological technology. And this is exactly what I hope-to bring Kongo into the world of high-end watches. It’s not just simple spraying. Kongo has given new artistic life from the movement to the dial with his unique vision.
Watch front and side display
On the back of the watch, we can see that the central pattern of the base plate of the tourbillon radiates to the surroundings, showing the effect of splashing the paint on the wall. The angle of the arcs formed by the front bridge of the movement is different, just like the wild strokes in the mural art of the street. The watch case consists of a NTPT® carbon fiber bezel and a black ceramic bezel. The case uses an asymmetrical design, and the thickness gradually decreases from 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock; the height gradually decreases from 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock. RM 68-01 demonstrates the perfect fusion of contemporary mechanical art and visual art in a unique way in the 21st century timepiece field.
Watch front display
The plate is made of grade five titanium metal. This material is compatible with materials, has excellent corrosion resistance and rigidity, and is very suitable for use in gear transmission systems. This combination consists of 90% titanium, 6% aluminum, and 4% vanadium. These combinations enhance mechanical properties. Therefore it is often used in aerospace, aviation and automotive manufacturing. Hollow machine board and bridge board are thoroughly and intensively tested to optimize their strength.
Watch case display
The watch bezel and case back are made of black ceramic. The low density of this black ceramic (6g / cm3) makes it highly scratch-resistant and extremely low thermal conductivity. At the same time, the TZP material with 95% yttrium-stabilized zirconia has a remarkable texture, which brings amazing and perfect results. Through the long and elaborate manufacturing and polishing process of diamond tools, the matte black ceramic surface is finally created.
Watch crown display
The watch is equipped with a dynamometer crown.This safety device prevents excessive winding, which may cause damage to the spindle or overtighten the mainspring. Non-slip texture design, no slippery, convenient operation.
Inside the watch
The upper inner ring is made of grade 5 titanium alloy with a black plating process and is patterned by Cyril Kongo.
Watch movement display
The watch is equipped with a RM68-01 movement with a thickness of 8.39mm. The base plate and bridge of the movement are made of micro-blasted grade 5 titanium alloy. It has a variable inertia balance wheel and an end curve hairspring structure to ensure the stability of the watch and ensure its durability and extraordinary accuracy.
Watch overall display
Summary: The combination of outstanding large and complex watches with a variety of colors, coupled with classic brand craftsmanship and charm, created this RM 68-01 tourbillon Cyril Kongo watch, with bright colors and unique shapes. Beauty and a variety of complex functions into one, such a watch with a modern and stylish atmosphere, the world’s limited edition of 30 pieces. Cousins who like it may wish to enter the store for details.