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Introducing The Richard Mille RM 16-01 Fraise And The RM 07-03 Marshmallow From The Bonbon Collection (With Live Pics)

Introducing The Richard Mille RM 16-01 Fraise And The RM 07-03 Marshmallow From The Bonbon Collection (With Live Pics)

Brisk Take

The new Bonbon Collection from Richard Mille incorporates 10 references across two families, the Sweets (of which there four watches) and the Fruits (of which there are six). There are watches in the rectangular RM 16 family (which are being introduced as unisex), just as the women’- estimated RM 07 and RM 37. Today, we will investigate the RM 16-01 Fraise (a Fruit) and the RM 07-03 Marshmallow (a Sweet), just as attempt to unload where this assortment is coming from. 

Looking at these watches, it’s patent that they have the brilliant tone, exorbitant cost, and appeal to moment delight that have come to describe how a few people who care about watches see the watches of Mr. Mille. The pastel watches of the Bonbon range are enlivened by treats, however really portray sweets. Everything from candies and sweet sugary treats to cuts of sweetened citrus products of the soil are addressed on the dials – under which, without a doubt, beat genuine article Richard Mille developments. In the Marshmallow,  we have a RM 07 in lavender pink TZP fired and white ATZ earthenware with the type CRMA2 skeletonized programmed in-house development. The dial is made in evaluation 5 titanium and 5N red gold with hand-veneer work. But instead than portraying a “tasteful” white surface or some sort of genuine small scale fine art, this finish work is a twirl of pastel marshmallows.

With the Fraise we have a Carbon TPT case by means of North Thin Ply Technology, in Switzerland, which Richard Mille has since quite a while ago utilized for case materials and in which his company as of late contributed. This model, which comes as a RM 16, is unisex, and comes on a brilliantly shaded velcro tie. Fueled by the RM 16-01 development, a skeletonized programmed with hours, minutes, date and movable rotor calculation, this is each cycle a Richard Mille as far as sheer watchmaking, but then it has candies, sweets, and citrus-cuts on its dial. It’s name, which signifies “strawberry,” alludes to the  red Carbon TPT/red Quartz TPT case sides and back, got by means of screws to the Carbon TPT case top, much the same as a standard Richard Mille.

Bonbon – trying to say the word is sufficient to make you grin. It figures out how to pass on a combination of delight, optimism, and sharing all at once.

– Cécile Guenat, Artistic Director, Richard Mille

Starting Thoughts

My first sense after seeing these watches wasn’t positive or negative. I principally contemplated whether what I was seeing was a joke. It at that point entered my thoughts that Mille may be savaging the actual idea of high-watchmaking that the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie addresses, and in the company’s absolute last appearance at the show, no less. 

I had taken our Richard Mille meeting with HODINKEE maker Gray Korhonen, who mentioned an exceptionally insightful observable fact about these watches, which have clearly not come without contention and which are among the SIHH 2019’s most examined. Dim believed that we were seeing Richard Mille at his most mindful. Doubtlessly Mille realizes that numerous individuals who gather and follow watches, and have a scholarly personal stake in considering horology to be considerably more than simple extravagance, however as an item pervaded by culture and history, see Mille’s six-to-seven-figure manifestations suspiciously. They wonder about how he has made a particularly rewarding business out of selling watches produced using mechanical materials for undeniably more than certain platinum and jewel manifestations. Here, Mille has assembled a whole assortment around the idea of treats, a fast, sweet treat that makes no misrepresentation of being dependable or enlightening. Mille has shown that he sees entirely well where he finds a way into the bigger scene of contemporary top of the line watchmaking – his items are extravagance for the meager few, an indulgence, as a fun distraction.

On a marginally more genuine note, it bears referencing that I was informed that these watches won’t be everything that matters for Richard Mille in 2019, regardless of whether they are RM’s last curtain call at SIHH. Stay tuned for extra Richard Mille item dispatches later in the year.

The Basics

Brand: Richard Mille
Model: RM 07-03 Marshmallow and RM 16-03 Fraise

Case Dimensions: Marshmallow: 45.32 x 32.30 x 11.93mm; Fraise: 50.20 mm x 38.00 mm x 9.88mm
Case Material: Marshmallow: Lavender pink TZP ceramic related with white ATZ Ceramic; Fraise: Front bezel is produced using Carbon TPT, caseback in red quartz TPT
Dial: Marshmallow: Grade 5 titanium and 5N red gold, hand-plated; Fraise: Grade 5 titanium with dark Titalyt treatment. Each candy is painted with acrylic paint, lacqued by hand.
Lume: Marshmallow: No; Fraise: No
Water Resistance: Marshmallow: 50 meters; Fraise: 30 meters

The Movement

Caliber: Marshmallow: Caliber CRMA2; Fraise: Caliber RM 16-01
Functions: Marshmallow: Hours, minutes; Fraise: Hours, minutes, date
Diameter: Marshmallow: 29.90 x 22.00 mm; Fraise: 30.25mm x 28.45 mm
Thickness: Marshmallow: 4.92mm; Fraise: 4.44 mm
Power Reserve: Marshmallow: About 50 hours; Fraise: About 55 hours
Winding: Marshmallow: Automatic; Fraise: Automatic
Frequency: Marshmallow: 28,800vph; Fraise: 28,800vph

Evaluating & Availability

Price: Marshmallow: $153,000; Fraise: $132,500
Limited Edition: 30 bits of each

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