The glittering RM71-01 is not only a timepiece – it’s a piece of fine jewellery featuring diamonds, mother of pearl, onyx and black sapphires, while at the same time incorporating an in-house automatic tourbillon movement that is slim, ultra-high performance.
The women’s watches designer at Richard Mille is Cécile Guenat, a jewellery designer by training – and it shows.
There are 10 variations of the RM 71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman and in designing this collection, Ms Guenat says she drew not only on Art Deco, but on the tribal arts—masks and African sculptures — for inspiration.
“The contrasts, geometry, and sacred character of these objects fascinate me all the more because they prefigured today’s design through the fusion of content and form,’ says Cécile Guenat.
NYLON FARM AT PRADA
There is something oddly comedic about the Nylon Farm episodic film that is now running on the Prada website.
A stylised ode to the synthetic fabric that has contributed so powerfully to Prada’s modern identity, the film’s backdrop is the fashion house’s industrial headquarters in Tuscany – all sleek and modern with giant glass windows and perfectly suited to a futuristic, almost human-free, production environment.
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