Richard Mille and Michelle’s collaboration began in 2011 with the creation of the RM 051 Phoenix Tourbillon, a symbolic timepiece in which she was intimately active. Michelle desired to reiterate the concept of forms and shapes integrated within the watch’s movement, this time with a visual scene centered on the symbolic themes of the Tiger and the Dragon.
Created from 3N red gold, the figures are carved and incised entirely by hand.
Special miniature tools were specifically made for the specific artistry required in the physical realization of these two creatures.
Limited edition of 20 pieces in 18K white or red gold.
CALIBER RM51-01 Manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes and power reserve indicator.
TIGER AND DRAGON ADORN THE MOVEMENT A tiger and dragon in red gold are integrated into the movement. Created from 3N rose gold, the figures are carved and incised entirely by hand. Special miniature tools needed to be made for the specific artistry required in the physical realization of these two creatures. To increase the realism of these special animals, a long and painstaking process of hand finished micro painting was executed, also including the unseen parts of these two marvelous entities.
POWER RESERVE Circa 48 hours (±10%). This function is displayed using a differential power reserve system with a printed red line on a moving disc located between 10 and 11 o’clock.
BASEPLATE AND BRIDGES ARE MADE OF GRADE 5 TITANIUM These components are in grade 5 titanium this provides the whole assembly great rigidity, as well as precise surface flatness which is essential for the perfect functioning of the gear train. The skeletonised baseplate and the bridges have been subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimize their resistance capacities.
- Movement dimensions: 32.80 x 29.00 mm
- Thickness: 5.17 mm