It was with extreme caution that watchmakers at Richard Mille began to analyze the shamanic relic. They used modern manufacturing technologies to learn more about its origin, properties and its functioning. Its skeletonized architecture, its complexity and the precision of its finishing and assembly raised many questions as well as its case composed of rhodonite, titanium and gold, bearing mysterious engraved symbols.
The asymmetry of the work seems to echo the two crowns, one probably dedicated to the sun, the other to the moon...
The discovery of this piece opens up a new perspective on the origins of creativity. Did the invisible energies contained in the ‘Talisman Origine’ control the time, summon spirits, or hold the history of a highly developed Swiss civilization? What is certain is that it transcends the boundaries between the tangible world and the spiritual world.
Codename RMS14, this piece offered to Only Watch is a tribute to this enigmatic object, a Richard Mille interpretation of what this pendent could have looked like centuries past.