The RM 07-01 Intergalactic line by Richard Mille is a showcase of the beauty of diamonds.
The Richard Mille galaxy continues to expand as it welcomes the births of four new constellations from its RM 07-01 Intergalactic watch line. “It all started with the vision of an explosion of stars taking place in the black darkness,” explains Cécile Guenat, creative and development director of Richard Mille.
“We wanted to rethink our approach to gem-setting as a way of bringing the elements together in an intense way.” In a sense, the RM 07-01 Intergalactic collection is the flashier cousin to the watchmaker’s famed tonneau-shaped RM 07-01 women’s line.
Naturally, the Intergalactic models are crafted from Richard Mille’s proprietary Carbon TPT®. It’s a lightweight yet extremely durable carbon fibre composite. Here, the material represents the “black darkness” in question, symbolic of the expanse of space. As for the “explosion of stars”? Why, diamonds, of course.
The Dark Night & Starry Night
Four new RM 07-01 iterations make up this cosmos-themed collection. Each Carbon TPT® case expresses its very own constellation of diamonds and the tiniest of red gold prongs meticulously set on each black case.
Collectively, the Intergalactic models unify Richard Mille’s outstanding expertise in gem-setting with its watchmaking wizardry. Observe how from one model to the next, we see a gradual progression of “the explosion of stars” in different phases.
On the RM 07-01 Dark Night, the gold prongs reign supreme with but the most modest smattering of diamonds on its tonneau case (none on the dial). This is stage one of the cosmic eruption when tiny sparks of light begin to pierce through the darkness.
Then, the stars multiply to make their presence known. As depicted on the RM 07-01 Starry Night as diamonds line the outskirts of its dial and case. Additionally, a matching Carbon TPT® bracelet adds to the watch’s allure.
The Bright Night & Misty Night
Signalling the most potent phase of the explosion, the greatest concentration of diamonds blankets the RM 07-01 Bright Night model. Here, the precious stones are laid out not unlike mosaic tiles in the sky.
Lastly, on the RM 07-01 Misty Night—additionally decorated with 5N red-gold pillars—the firmament twinkles warmly as the diamonds and red gold prongs find their places within the Carbon TPT® galaxy, forming new constellations.
Stunning as they are accurate, the RM 07-01 Intergalactic watches are powered by the in-house CRMA2 calibre. The calibre is a skeletonised automatic movement in grade 5 titanium with hours, minutes and a variable-geometry rotor.
Taking inspiration from the cosmos, the RM 07-01 Intergalactic from Richard Mille makes for a fitting addition to a holiday season that celebrates light and wonder.