LIFE IS SWEET
The French brand caused a sensation at the SIHH in January by launching a collection of “watch sweets” in 10 limited-edition models. Delicious!
For its latest participation at the SIHH, Richard Mille was the centre of attention with a series of watches that would be at home in a sweet box, but of a special kind, since the candy inside is not to eat but… to wear on the wrist! The Bonbon Collection is certainly a feast for the eyes, but above all an impressive recipe combining prestigious ingredients, luxury watchmaking and craftsmanship. The result is like a sweet shop counter, with 10 spectacular self-winding models in a limited edition of 30 pieces each.
The Bonbon Collection consists of three watches in classic Richard Mille shapes: the RM 07-03 (curved barrel shaped), the RM 37-01 (round barrel shaped) and the RM 16-01 (square). The models are divided into two tasty ranges, Sweets and Fruits. The first borrows from the world of sugary treats, and includes twisted marshmallow shapes (RM 07-03 Marshmallow), America’s favourite cupcakes (RM 07-03 Cupcake), coiled liquorice (RM 16-01 Réglisse) and a lollipop made from brightly coloured spirals (RM 37-01 Sucette). The Sweets watch cases are made of lavender, white, light or dark blue, pink, yellow, green or grey ceramics, and each dial is decorated with sweets made of “Grand Feu” enamel or titanium coated with black chrome.
The second range, Fruits, is a real fruit salad with all the most popular fruits (RM 07-03 Myrtille/Blueberry, RM 16-01 Citron/Lemon, RM 16-01 Fraise/Strawberry, RM 37-01 Cerise/Cherry) and exotic fruits (RM 07-03 Litchi/Lychee, RM 37-01 Kiwi), among other flavours. Each figurine on the dial is painted in acrylic, then lacquered and coated with ground enamel and very fine sand to produce a crunchy sugar effect. The cases of the six flavours combine coloured Quartz TPT® with Carbon TPT®.
Price on request richardmille.com
By Sharmila Bertin
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