A real miniature casino, it matches grand complications with the world of gaming, in the process creating a new watchmaking paradigm: the interactive watch. In addition to transparency, relief, and the passage of time, here he adds the sensory effects of blackjack, roulette and dice. An unprecedented upmarket toy for aficionados, expressing a kind of watchmaking that has cast off its inhibitions.
TOURBILLON SPLIT SECONDS COMPETITION CHRONOGRAPH RM 056 FELIPE MASSA SAPPHIRE
RM 056 Tourbillon Split Seconds Competition Chronograph Felipe Massa is a limited edition of five pieces. The case is made entirely of sapphire crystal, which required more than 1,000 hours to machine from solid blocks of crystal.
With all five production pieces already sold at a price of $1.65 million USD each, you won’t be getting your hands on Richard Mille’s RM056 anytime soon. However, one can look and dream. The beautiful split seconds chronograph tourbillon is encased entirely in sapphire, revealing the complete inner-workings of the watch and even glowing when placed directly in front of a source of light. As much a work of art as a timepiece, the RM056 continues to push Mille’s design aesthetic into a realm all its own.
Complete with matching colors and the Maserati Trident, the Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Chronograph is a fine Swiss watch modeled after the Italian Maserati MC12 Corse.
Like most car-themed watches, it’s not readily apparent exactly what the two have to do with each other aside from the color scheme. With the open clockwork both front and rear, however, a closer investigation reveals that both are highly intricate, precision machines.