Never think that Richard Mille won’t find that “next level” to take it to — because as you can see here, he inevitably always does. The direct origins of the watch you see here can be traced back just a couple years to the Richard Mille RM 56 Sapphire, a tourbillon split-second chrono built with a full-on sapphire crystal case. It was an equally outrageous and glorious object when it stepped onto the world watch stage — and there were plenty of deep pockets who lined up to own one of the million-and-a-half dollar watch of which only 5 were being created. Richard Mille, ever ambititious, followed up with the RM56-01 in 2013 which had had a sapphire case, and as well as the movement bridges & baseplate. And a tourbillon. Yea, why not.
And today? Well, I just wanted to remind you that the the RM 56-02 was officially unveiled this week at Watches & Wonders Hong Kong. I previewed the RM 56-02 back in July and if you aren’t familiar with the details you can click here to check it out and see more images>>>
Reporting on the new many new pieces introduced at Watches & Wonders Hong Kong this year, here’s your first look at the new Panerai Radiomir 3 Days GMT Oro Rosso (PAM 598). A real beauty, with a 47mm red gold case and Panerai’s in-house P.3001/10 movement visible through the caseback. The P.3001 features GMT function and a high level of finishing and skeleton work. The deep blue dial has a radiant “satiné soleil” (satin sun) finish and looks absolutely divine with the red gold case. You can see it all in many high-res detail shots below.
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A couple weekends ago the Bremont Watch Company came to Denver to show off its watch collection — including the exciting new Bremont Wright Flyer watch which contains a piece of muslin from the actual Wright aircraft incorporated into it (seen above). London-based Bremont is stocked exclusively at Oster Jewelers in Denver, one of the premier luxury watch dealers in the area (they carry Hublot, Audemars Piguet, Ulysse Nardin and more), and I was pleased to be able to join proprietor Jeremy Oster and several enthusiasts for an up close and personal experience of all things Bremont. Bremont’s Director for North America, Mike Pearson (below center of attention), was on scene for a few days to lead the show and answer questions.
As you are likely aware by now, there are some superb new watches being unveiled at the Watches & Wonders show going on right now in Hong Kong. And I have for you here perhaps one of the most exciting, visually dramatic, and mechanically complex of them all: the new Roger Dubuis Hommage Minute Repeater Tourbillon Automatic. This spectacular piece features the distinctive platinum double micro-rotors (a Roger Dubuis signature, finished here in hand-guilloché pink gold) as well as a flying tourbillon and a minute repeater. Of course a watch this special will be ultra-exclusive — only 20 pieces of the Hommage Minute Repeater will be made. After all, it is the Manufacture’s 20th anniversary.
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