RM 07-02: A Pink Lady Sapphire welcomed by Richard Mille

Discover the Richard Mille RM 07-02 Pink Sapphire and the definition of “sparkling complexity.”

Richard Mille RM 07-02 Pink Sapphire-watch

Inspired by the famous Pink Lady drink for female members of high society introduced in the 1930s, luxury Swiss house Richard Mille (founded in 1999 by French businessman Richard Mille) unveiled the innovative RM 07-02 Pink Sapphire watch. The first proposal from a new sapphire collection for women, the RM 07-02 Pink Sapphire features an extremely technical design as well as a highly sensual appearance echoing “The Pink Lady” classic gin-based cocktail. Its pink color is due to adding grenadine.

Crafted from sections of pink sapphire taken from a single block, the case of the RM 07-02 is extremely difficult to machine.

“There is no room for even a single cutting error. The case requires almost forty days of machining and finishing to meet the uncompromising specifications laid out by Richard Mille. Numerous tests then follow to verify that the brand’s resistance and comfort requirements have been met,” explained Richard Mille in a statement.

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The central dial in onyx and diamonds, the crown in 5N red gold and the strap in alligator skin are just some of the exterior highlights of this new horological creation for ladies.

Beneath its Pink Lady Sapphire pink exterior, Richard Mille enclosed a new in-house CRMA5 calibre assembled around a skeletonized plate in microblasted 5N gold set with diamonds.

Like the RM collection, the RM 07-02 timepiece features hand-decorated and gem-set gold bridges, a variable inertia balance wheel designed to ensure optimum performance in the long term, and a variable geometry rotor in 18K 5N red gold set with diamonds, which adapts the winding of the watch to the movements of the wearer.

Celebrity endorsements of Richard Mille watches include: Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan, Actress Natalie Portman, Rally driver Sébastien Loeb, Formula One driver Romain Grosjean, and venture capitalist Tom Perkins. The luxury brand sponsors various sports persons, including: Bubba Watson, Felipe Massa, Rafael Nadal, Yohan Blake.

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