Richard Mille is known for constantly pushing the boundaries of watchmaking and experimenting with bespoke concepts, and its newest offering is no different. Meet the all-new RM 66 Manual Winding Flying Tourbillon – a sinister-looking timepiece has been crafted to be the ultimate tribute to rock ’n’ roll, which is clearly evident from the miniature sculpture of the iconic devil’s horn hand signal placed right in the middle of the dial. Like most other Richard Mille wristwatches, the brand’s latest piece also features a tonneau-shaped case, which is made from machined carbon TPT. The caseband is in grade 5 titanium with 5N red gold polished inserts.
Interestingly, the crown’s design is so complicated that it took 200 hours to develop. The goth-themed crown is shaped to look like a spider in the form of a claw and is made of polished grade 5 titanium. Each crown takes 12 hours to make and features an engraved skull on top.
The highlight of the watch is the devil’s horn hand signal at the center of the skeletonized dial. The gesturing hand is forged from polished 5N red gold and is designed in a way as if it’s holding the RM66 manual-winding movement in its fingers. It’s crafted by teams overseen by Olivier Vaucher, a renowned Genevan engraver. Another interesting detail that you might have noticed is that the index markers are shaped to look like the guitar plectrum, which is pretty cool.
The in-house Cabilre RM66 movement features a fast-rotating barrel positioned at 6 o’clock and a flying tourbillion at 12 o’clock. It offers a power reserve of 72 hours. The new RM 66 Manual Winding Flying Tourbillon is limited to just 50 examples and priced at $1.1 million apiece.