Richard Mille : Horloge Porte-bonheurE

In March 2014, Richard Mille and the Jura authorities unveiled the monumental clock they have decided to gift to the province of Quebec, with which the Republic and Canton of Jura has been cooperating for the past 30 years or so. First launched in 2008 to mark the 400th anniversary of the City of Quebec that will welcome it in the gardens of its town hall, the project was undertaken in partnership with the technical college of Porrentruy and the Haute Ecole Arc in Neuchâtel. Christiend “L’horloge porte-bonheurE”, this masterpiece crafted in accordance with traditional Haute Horlogerie standards and conventions called for a massive 6,571 hours of development, 5,451 parts and 3,952 hours of assembly and fine-tuning. On one side, it displays the hours and minutes and on the other the hours, minutes and seconds along with a perpetual calendar. The two side columns respectively house a dual-time display set to Jura time and an equation of time indication based on a cursor moving along a sinuous red line etched into the glass. The Richard Mille signature touch is particularly visible in the curved shape of the cabinet and in that of the bridges and plate : the central bridges of an RM 003, the additional bridges of a RM 055 and the baseplate of an RM 005.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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