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Richard Mille RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo

21 June 2016

By Peter Vossner

For the first time ever, a graffiti artist has brought his universe of the tremendously large to the heart of a watch movement.

The RM 68-01 is the outcome of Richard Mille's desire to introduce contemporary art within haute horlogerie in an unprecedented manner.

Indeed, this tourbillon calibre is more than a watch, insofar as it also serves as a canvas for the inspiration and creativity of French street artist Cyril Kongo.

Large-scale urban murals are now translated into the horological world of micromechanics and precision, making a leap from city walls to bridges, baseplates and sapphire dials of watchmaking.

Never before has a work of art thus taken shape on the bridges and baseplate of a watch, becoming a truly integral part of the timepiece.

Kongo added, "I come from graffiti. All my work originates there. It was my school for painting, I learned in the street. I need to remain in touch with that world while at the same time looking at what’s happening elsewhere. Graffiti is a language with its own codes, a form of writing, whether this be on a gigantic wall, on canvas, or any other surface."

I am not a painter bound to a single space, nor to any particular surface."

Richard Mille can be purchased at authorized retailers and the following locations:

Richard Mille Resorts World Sentosa
Lobby Level, Hotel Michael #02-102,
26 Sentosa Gateway Resort World Sentosa
Singapore 098269
(65) 6659 1313

Richard Mille Marina Bay Sands
1 Bayfront Avenue, #01-08 Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Singapore 018956
(65) 6336 1313

Richard Mille Grand Hyatt
10 Scotts Road,
Singapore 228211
(65) 6733 1313

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