Richard Mille RM 018 'Hommage a Boucheron'

Apr 02, 2008
The RM018 tourbillon wristwatch is the brainchild of the spring of inspiration that captured luxury watchmaker Richard Mille and the famous House of Boucheron. To commemorate Boucheron's founding in 1858, the celebrated jeweller of the Place Vendome and Richard Mille have united their talents to create a one-of-a-kind timepiece.

Richard Mille, famous for his pioneering spirit, has managed to reinvent watchmaking with the use of innovative materials and technologies to come up with 21st-century horology. Inspired by the idea to pay tribute to 150th anniversary of the House of Boucheron, the watchmaker has joined efforts with Jean-Christophe Bedos, the President of Boucheron. The friendly collaboration between both men has been strengthened by sharing the common values and principles of luxury, exclusivity and supreme quality in the development of exceptional objects.

The RM 018 'Hommage a Boucheron' is the happy marriage of jewellery and watchmaking. The timepiece has incorporated the best of Boucheron's jewellery design with Richard Mille's revolutionary know-how.

The conceived project represented a new challenge for both companies as they had an ambitious goal of accomplishing a feat never heard of before. As a result, connoiseurs of exceptional watch and jewelry creations now witness the appearance of a world premiere: a timepiece with the wheels of the movement made from semi-precious and precious stones. This remarkable technological achievement fascinates the eye radiating with exquisite elegance and refinement.

The production of the RM 018 'Hommage a Boucheron' is being shared between both companies. Richard Mille is taking care of the case and the movement, while Boucheron is preoccupied with the semi-precious and precious stones.

Each tourbillon wristwatch will possess a unique nature, revealing a unique combinations of stones. As the production of every timepiece implies much hand finishing and embellishment requiring a great deal of time and effort, the series will be limited to 30 individual pieces in 18K white gold.

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