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Richard Mille Reveals Its First-Ever Pocket Watch

03 June 2020

Although Richard Mille was initially introduced to the world in 1999, the Swiss watch brand has already positioned itself as one of the most luxurious and sought after watch brands in the world, alongside the likes of Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Vacheron Constantin, to name a few.

Richard Mille recently released images of the company’s first pocket watch, a timepiece that was conceived in the 16th century, 4 centuries before Richard Mille’s inception.

The timepiece resembles the Richard Mille wristwatch design which through its traditional transparent design showcases the machinery used in each Richard Mille wristwatch.

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Richard Mille constructed the pocket watch out of carbon nanofibre and grade 5 titanium while incorporating a tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, power reserve, and function indicators.

On the Richard Mille website, the Swiss manufacturer described pocket watches as “great technical achievements,” as well praised the invention for “bringing timekeeping to the world of the private and personal for the very first time in history.”

The website adds that Richard Mille’s decision to create its first pocket watch was due to the watch manufacturers’ “deeply held aesthetic convictions and experience in mechanical technology.” Richard Mille was, “keen to revisit and radically modernize the concept behind this archetype for a long time.”

Richard Mille is yet to price its latest timepiece.


Bongu Simelane

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