Since their inception in 1858, the house of Boucheron has been creating masterpieces for exceptional clients of every caliber, and the past is dotted with masterpieces of historic jewelry from their workshops on 26, Place Vendôme, such as the legendary tiara for the wife of Tsar Nicholas II, and creations for the Shah of Iran and the Maharajah of Patiala. It was Richard Mille’s aim to create a wristwatch in homage to that history that would combine the exceptional talents of both companies; a literal synthesis of the jeweler’s tradition and 21st century horology.
A wristwatch unlike any other, the world premiere arrival of semi-precious and precious stones into the essence of watchmaking itself.
Limited edition of 30 numbered watches in 18ct white gold.
WINDING BARREL AND COVER FROM SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE Al2 O3 This not only allows a view of the watch’s internal structure: it also eliminates temperature discrepancies between the movement and winding barrel’s ambient temperature since both have the same temperature coefficient, thus providing additional stability to the movement.
FLANGE (upper and lower) In carbon fiber with index points filled with approved luminous material.
PLATES CREATED FROM SYNTHETIC SAPPHIRE Al2 O3 This represents the total elimination of the baseplate structure by the use of two full sized, transparent plates that act as bridges supporting the entire movement. The rhomboidal crystalline structure of synthetic sapphire crystal Al2O3 , in combination with its high melting point of 2,303 Kelvin and minimal thermal coefficient of linear expansion (6 x 10-6), make it exceptionally stable even under conditions far outside those of normal use. It also possesses an abrasion stability eight times higher that of steel.
CALIBER RM 018 Manual winding tourbillon with power reserve, hours, minutes.