Are these Bonbons just a saccharin treatment, or are they a sign of arch self-awareness?
Richard Mille’s latest Bonbon collection includes 10 references from two families, sweets (including four watches) and fruits (including six watches). There are some watches in the rectangular RM 16 series (indicated by neutral), as well as RM 07 and RM 37 in women’s sizes. Today, we will take a look at RM 16-01 Fraise (fruit) and RM 07-03 Marshmallow (a sweet treat) and try to unpack them from the collection.
Looking at these watches, the patent is that they have bright colors, high prices and attractiveness for instant gratification. These all reflect how some people who care about watches think of Mr. Mille’s watches. The pastel watches of the Bonbon series are not only inspired by sweets, but actually depict sweets. Everything from lollipops and sugary candies to sliced candied citrus fruits and licorice can be found on the dial, in this case Richard Mille’s movement was beaten. Among the marshmallows, we have a RM 07 lavender pink TZP ceramic and white ATZ ceramic, as well as a CRMA2 skeleton automatic internal movement. The dial is made of grade 5 titanium and 5N red gold, with hand enamel. However, this enamel work does not depict a “classic” white surface or some serious miniature artwork, but a faint swirl of cotton candy.
With Fraise, we developed the Carbon TPT box through North Thin Ply Technology in Switzerland. Richard Mille has been using this box as a box material for a long time, and his company recently invested in this box. This model is priced at RM 16, is neutral and comes with a brightly colored Velcro strap. Richard Mille (Richard Mille) is powered by the RM 16-01 movement, a hollow automatic movement with hours, minutes, date and adjustable rotor geometry. As far as pure watchmaking is concerned, it It is extremely important, but its movement contains lollipops, candies and citrus slices. dial. Its name means “Strawberry”, which refers to the side and back of the red Carbon TPT/Red Quartz TPT case, which is fixed to the top of the Carbon TPT case by screws, just like a standard Richard Mille.
Bonbon-Just saying a word is enough to make you smile. It manages to convey a combination of pleasure, enjoyment and sharing.
When I see these watches, my first feeling is not positive or negative. I mainly want to know if what I see is a joke. Then, I thought that Mille might carry forward the concept of haute horology represented by Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. This is also the company’s last appearance at the exhibition.
I have appointed Gray Korhonen as watchmaker with swiss Richard Mille. He has made very keen observations on these watches. These watches are obviously not controversial and are one of the most discussed watches at SIHH 2019. Gray thinks what we see is the most conscious thing about Richard Mille.
Of course, Mille knows that many people who collect and pay attention to watches not only have a strong interest in the watch industry, but also pay attention to timepieces not just about luxury, but as a product endowed by culture and history. People are 6 to 7 of Mille. The creation of the number is biased. They were amazed at how he achieved such a rich business by selling watches made of industrial materials, and the benefits of these watches were far more than just certain platinum and diamond products.
Here, Mille has built a complete series around the concept of candy, which is a fast, sweet snack that does not pretend to be lasting or intoxicating. Mille proves that he is very aware of his integration with modern high-end watchmaking-his products provide luxury for a few people, a guilty pleasure, an interesting form of distraction.
On a slightly more serious point, it is worth mentioning that someone told me that these women replica watches will no longer be Richard Mille’s all in 2019, even if they are RM’s Swan Song at SIHH .
Brand: Richard Mille
Model: RM 07-03 Marshmallow and RM 16-03 Fraise
Case Dimensions: Marshmallow: 45.32 x 32.30 x 11.93mm; Fraise: 50.20 mm x 38.00 mm x 9.88mm
Case Material: Marshmallow: Lavender pink TZP ceramic associated with white ATZ Ceramic; Fraise: Front bezel is made from Carbon TPT, caseback in red quartz TPT
Dial: Marshmallow: Grade 5 titanium and 5N red gold, hand-enamelled; Fraise: Grade 5 titanium with grey Titalyt treatment. Each candy is painted with acrylic paint, lacqued by hand.
Lume: Marshmallow: No; Fraise: No
Water Resistance: Marshmallow: 50 meters; Fraise: 30 meters
Caliber: Marshmallow: Caliber CRMA2; Fraise: Caliber RM 16-01
Functions: Marshmallow: Hours, minutes; Fraise: Hours, minutes, date
Diameter: Marshmallow: 29.90 x 22.00 mm; Fraise: 30.25mm x 28.45 mm
Thickness: Marshmallow: 4.92mm; Fraise: 4.44 mm
Power Reserve: Marshmallow: About 50 hours; Fraise: About 55 hours
Winding: Marshmallow: Automatic; Fraise: Automatic
Frequency: Marshmallow: 28,800vph; Fraise: 28,800vph