Beauty & Technical Prowess of Richard Mille’s RM 07-01

Richard Mille expands the women’s collection of RM 07-01 timepieces with two new models: the RM 07-01 Automatic Starry Night, with its exceptional gem-set star motifs, and the RM 07-01 Automatic, with a sensuous and fascinating chain-link bracelet arrayed in gold and Carbon TPT®.

Richard Mille RM 07-01 Automatic Starry Night & RM 07-01 Automatic
Image Credit: Richard Mille

The surface of Carbon TPT® has a striking appearance of damascene patterns and a moiré sheen. Its matt aspect enhances the agreeable warmth it offers to the touch and to the wrist. This high-performance material was selected to the exclusion of all other materials for the case and strap of the RM 07-01 Automatic Starry Night. The timepiece’s Carbon TPT bracelet weighs just 29 grams. This watch displays an all-new bezel setting, aptly named ‘Starry Night’ in a nod to the heavenly bodies. Its profile is gracefully enhanced with diamonds.

Image Credit: Richard Mille
Image Credit: Richard Mille

To make prongs for holding the gems, the hardness and resistance of Carbon TPT® require specialist CNC machines equipped with diamond bits to provide the mitraillage for setting. Hand-polished prongs in 5N red gold are made separately and then embedded in the many stone settings of varying diameters destined to hold fast the piece’s 181 diamonds.

Richard Mille RM 07-01 Automatic Starry Night & RM 07-01 Automatic
Image Credit: Richard Mille

The RM 07-01 Automatic combines a bezel and caseback in Carbon TPT® with a caseband in 5N red gold. The watch offers an entirely new take on the curb-chain bracelet whose hand-finished links weave together Carbon TPT® and 5N red gold.

Both interpretations of the RM 07-01 are driven by the in-house Calibre CRMA2 displaying the hours and minutes. The skeletonized automatic movement was developed specifically for the RM 07-01, and it features a variable-geometry rotor. The sensuous lines of the tonneau case, including the detailing on the tonneau-shaped clasp, reflect this defining architectural feature of Richard Mille watches.

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