Often confiscated and banned, erotic timepieces have long held a reputation for being as tempting as a forbidden fruit. With the RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon, Richard Mille has reinterpreted the theme into a creation that teases its owners with phrases evoking pleasure.
Limited to 30 pieces, the phrases are brought to life with the help of 'Oracle', a new compilation by Richard Mille which takes its inspiration from the Tibetan prayer wheel. By pressing a push button at the 10 o'clock position, the three engraved grade-5 titanium rollers rotate to reveal coquettish statements such as "I want to caress you madly".
Taking a full day to tool, grind, glaze and polish, the materials to create the timepieces are only available after 255 milling operations. To ensure a more compact design the Duoplan construction was used, a result of the collaboration with Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi, where both the barrel and tourbillon are placed on the same axis using 505 components and 41 jewels. The curved case, finished off with a sapphire anti-glare crystal on the face, requires time and a high level of quality control. The RM 69 Erotic is an ode to the history and creativity of timepieces, from the generations before.
The RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon is available at Richard Mille stores worldwide.