Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Introducing the Million Dollar Richard Mille RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire

With a case made entirely of pink sapphire, the RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire is one of the most exotic ladies' watches from Richard Mille to date. Slated to make its official debut at SIHH 2016, here's a preview with specs and pricing.



An extravagant variation on the RM007, Richard Mille's bestselling ladies wristwatch, the RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire is clad in clear pink sapphire, a colour modelled on the Pink Lady cocktail. Inside is a movement with the base plate and bridges in 18k pink gold, a first for Richard Mille.

Sapphire is a hard, scratch-resistant material (though liable to chipping and cracking with a sharp impact). The case of the RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire is machined from synthetic sapphire grown from a crystal of aluminium oxide. It is made up of three pieces, front and back plates with the case band in the middle. 



Inside is the calibre CRMA5, a partially skeletonised, automatic movement. Though mechanically identical to the movements found in simpler RM007 models, this has solid red gold bridges and plates. And the rotor as well as base plate are set with round diamonds for extra bling.

Like all other self-winding Richard Mille watches, the RM 07-02 has a variable inertia movement with a winding speed that can be adjusted to suit the wearer's physical activity. 



The pink sapphire case measures 32.90 mm wide and 46.75 mm long, while standing 14.35 mm at its thickest point. 

The RM 07-02 Pink Lady Sapphire is priced at US$980,000.