richard mille rm 07 01 ceramic colors


Inspired by Miami’s Art Deco architecture and the hotels lining Ocean Drive, the watch brand’s trio of limited editions is adorned in designs as colorful and delicious as a fruit juice cocktail!

In the late 1920s, Miami was partially renovated in a more “tropical” Art Deco style than in Europe, combining round and square, bright and pastel colors. It is in this distinctive Floridian architecture, embodied by the hotels lining the mythical Ocean Drive, that Richard Mille delved to imagine a trio of editions adorned with soft hues, limited to 50 timepieces per reference. In addition to their energetic allure and technical proficiency, these new RM 07-01 Colored Ceramics answer to the pleasant names of Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink, and Pastel Lavender.

richard mille rm 07 01 ceramic colors sideMeasuring 31.40×45.23mm and 11.85mm thick, the tripartite case is fitted with a tinted ceramic bezel and back, and a sandblasted white gold case body adorned with polished lugs. It encircles a rhodium-plated red gold dial, framed by a matching ceramic band and a flange with curved drop-like hour markers. In the center, like a painting on the walls of a museum, lies a patchwork of rubber fragments in a variety of colors and patterns, enhanced by a handmade guilloche pattern as rich as a mandala. Two hands with luminescent tips, like the indexes, display the hours and minutes.

richard mille rm 07 01 ceramic colors frontThese functions are powered by the CRMA2 caliber, an in-house self-winding movement with grade 5 titanium bridges and plate featuring, among other things, a variable inertia balance and a fast-rotating cylinder. The power reserve provided is approximately 50 hours.

richard mille rm 07 01 ceramic colors dialThe three watches are fastened to the wrist with two-tone rubber straps: blue and mauve for the Pastel Pink version, turquoise and green for the Pastel Blue, and red and orange for the Pastel Lavender.

Price available on request richardmille.com

By Sharmila Bertin