A thousand and one sweet treats

No need to schedule a dentist’s appointment or consider a drastic diet : the watchmaking pleasures concocted by Richard Mille along with Cécile Guenat, artistic director of the Bonbon collection, can be enjoyed without any health risks. Among the ten models divided into two lines, Sweets and Fruit, the RM37-01 Kiwi ensures a formidably effective shot of watchmaking vitamins. We love its alternating layered black TPT carbon case and green quartz TPT case, resulting from perfect mastery of materials science. You can enjoy its dial like a box of sweets filled with miniature candy sculptures : citrus fruit wedges, barley sugar drops and tart jelly ribbons, acrylic painted and lacquered by hand. The ‘sugar coatin’ texture of their surface is obtained by powdered enamel combined with the fine sand used in hourglasses. But Richard Mille would not be itself without the complex mechanics of a skeletonized self-winding in-house house movement equipped with an oversized date and a function selector. A perfectly well-oiled technique. Or should that be perfectly sweet ?

Journaliste spécialisée en horlogerie, la plume de Marie présente les nouveautés tout en s'occupant de la rubrique Architecture.

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