This Is One Wicked Watch. The Tourbillon RM 052 Titanium Skull From Richard Mille.
There are a lot of Skull watches out there. I've even blogged about a few myself. But this new Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 052 Skull Watch is different. The watches actual inner workings are integrated into the skull design.
In the RM 052 the baseplate and bridges take the form of a grade 5 titanium skull. Richard Mille has pushed the concept further by integrating this into the movement. The upper and lower jaws hold the rubies of the tourbillon cage.
The back of the skull is actually the movement’s center bridge. The skeletonized baseplate and bridges were subjected to rigorous testing to insure their optimal strength.
The entire movement is connected to the case by 4 bridges that are inspired by the crossed bones from flags on pirate ships. The new case design, with its opened flanks, continues this visual allegory to the human skeleton.
The incredible drool-worthy timepiece is available in a Limited edition of 21 pieces, which includes 15 pieces in titanium and 6 unique set pieces in red or white gold.
images and information courtesy of Richard Mille