Richard Mille Gives You the Evil Eye
It’s that time of year again when spooks and goblins lurk around every corner, at least when you’re at the local mall. If you’re looking for a talisman to ward off negative energies, look no further than the new Evil Eye watch from Richard Mille. The most striking feature of this timepiece is a mesmerizing eye set among dancing flames on the dial.
The Evil Eye RM 26-02 Tourbillon unveiled at Watches & Wonders 2015 was designed by Swiss craftsman Olivier Vaucher, who used the grand feu enamel decorative watchmaking technique for exceptional durability. The watch is certainly eye-catching with its case of 3N red gold and designs that are hand-chiseled to assure that each detail of the flames and eye are perfectly rendered.
The Evil Eye is embedded inside the RM 26-02 and can be viewed through the skeletonized manual winding movement. The plate and bridges are made from PVD-coated grade 5 titanium while the middle of the case is 5N red gold that echoes the brilliant colors of the flames. The deep black matte finish of the high-tech ceramic case provides an ideal contrast for the warm brightness of the dial.
The power reserve of 50 hours is indicated by a red line located on the rotating disk positioned between 10 and 11 o’clock while the torque limited crown prevents overwinding. A pair of Nitril O-ring seals, 12 spline screws of grade 5 titanium and 316L stainless steel washers ensure that the watch’s tripartite case is water-resistant to 50 meters. The screws are designed to be unaffected by physical manipulation during assembly or disassembly, giving the watch a longer life.
The Richard Mille RM 26-02 Tourbillon will be produced in a very limited edition of just 25 pieces, which will be sold exclusively in the 25 Mille boutiques worldwide.