Richard Mille : 69, an erotic year

RM 69 Erotic

Case : grade 5 titanium, sapphire back, water-resistant to 50 meters Size : 50mm x 42.7mm Movement : hand-wound tourbillon (Caliber RM69, 69-hour power reserve), ultra-compact construction, fast-rotating barrel, variable-inertia balance, baseplate and bridges in grade 5 titanium Functions : retractable hours and minutes, power-reserve indicator and Oracle complication Dial : glareproofed sapphire crystal Strap : black rubber 30-piece limited edition

Opting for words rather than a hidden automaton, the RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon plays on the desire to openly express passion and sensuality. Love and eroticism are clearly conveyed thanks to an unusual device named “Oracle”. The new Richard Mille horological complication is a mechanism that triggers the rotation of three engraved square cylinder rollers in grade 5 titanium, thereby creating a random statement. It can be activated on demand by pressing the push-button at 10 o’clock and thereby displaying the watch owner’s desire. To facilitate reading of the statement, a pusher at 8 o’clock serves to momentarily retract the hours and minutes hands. The Oracle mechanism occupies the entire upper part of the case, which meant that the 505-part movement had to be entirely redesigned in a more compact way. Developed in cooperation with Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi, this unique construction makes it possible to line up the tourbillon and the barrel along the same axis. In another nod to the erotic theme of this model, the Richard Mille watchmakers have endowed it with an unusual 69-hour power reserve… This 30-piece limited edition is available exclusively from the 24 Richard Mille boutiques around the world.

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