Ultra hi-tech watches for women

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Richard Mille

Richard Mille for a lady

The watchmaker famous for its association with sportsmen and engineering ingenuity adorns a lady’s wrist with the same fervour for high performance technology and aesthetic.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 August, 2017, 9:31am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 August, 2017, 10:30am

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With the demands of 21st century lifestyle, today’s women are asking for the best in technology as much as men. For them, there is a constant need to combine the practical with elegance in all facets of life. Richard Mille, who is no stranger to this pursuit, has created two ladies’ timepieces, the RM 07-01 Ladies and RM037 Ladies that represent the perfect synthesis between Haute Horlogerie elegance and cutting edge materials.

RM 07-01 Ladies

The heart of the RM 07-01 lies in the in-house designed caliber CRMA2, a highly skeletonised automatic movement developed specifically for the watch. With baseplate and bridges machined from grade 5 titanium, the CRMA2 also includes a variable-inertia balance for exacting long-term performance, and a rotor in 5N 18K red gold that adapts to the owner’s activity.

The beauty of the technical mastery within can be seen throughout the skeletonised movement with its balance placed at 6 o’clock, highlighting the high grade finishing of the movement with drawn, chamfered and polished surfaces combined with a dramatic, deep black PVD treatment of the plate and bridges.

Mechanical perfection aside, the RM 07-01 also shines with the sensual and curvaceous lines of a tonneau shaped case and a dial with a gemstone set centre field. Together with droplet shaped indexes, these elements contrast with the lines of the movement, fully typifying Richard Mille’s approach to 21st century watchmaking.

The tripartite case of the RM 07-01 is available in white ceramic or warm brown ceramic, both featuring a red gold caseband for beautiful visual contrast as well as an extremely high level of scratch protection, in addition to versions in full 18K red or white gold.

RM 037 Ladies

RM 037 Ladies is a feminine interpretation of the original unisex RM 037. It fully embodies the combination of beauty and elegance with technical features and attention to detail.

The skeletonised movement baseplate with bridges in black PVD treated grade 5 titanium has a large date at 12 o’clock created from two skeletonised, rotating discs, and a function selector for Winding, Neutral or Handsetting. Two pushers resembling drops of water allow for easy access to these functions.

The caliber CRMA1 itself is a technical marvel with visual contrasts. The unique crown system guarantees the integrity of the movement and protects it from external influences.

The RM 037 comes with an 18K red gold caseband and highly scratch resistant ceramic bezels in white or black. You can also choose full cases in 18K red or white gold, accompanied by a rich variety of stone setting and dial variants in precious and semi-precious materials such as diamond, onyx, pearl and jasper.

Open Link bracelet strap

As a continuation of Richard Mille’s launch of its first gold straps for ladies a few years ago, this time the RM 07-01 and the RM 037 get a new precious metal bracelet, the “Open Link”.

Entirely hand made and finished, the bracelet comprises a series of links that are micro-blasted, satin-brushed and polished. The Open Link strap is a very light, airy and flexible type of bracelet with a more casual appearance and high degree of comfort due to an ergonomic design that makes it a pleasure to wear.

Margot Robbie joins Richard Mille

The Australian actress is a new partner with Richard Mille, bringing her unique charisma that speaks to the new generation of women.

Robbie will be her own interpretation of femininity as she participates in the design of several models.

“I am really excited to join the Richard Mille family, I have always admired the brand’s artistry and innovation. The watch we are working on embodies Richard Mille’s vision of horology; it’s beautiful, unique and modern. I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

The proceeds from the collection created by Richard Mille and Robbie will benefit Youngcare, a foundation is committed to helping young Aussies with high-care needs live life with choice, independence and dignity.