Richard Mille RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams

Singer, rapper, songwriter, producer, designer, entrepreneur, Pharrell Williams (Pharrell Williams) has long been wearing Richard Mille (Richard Mille) watches. A quick search of his name on Google will reveal countless photos as evidence.

The story goes like this. When Pharrell released the song Can I Have It Like That in 2006, the line “She knew the time she saw Richard Miller” caused the only Mr. Richard Miller Attention. The two quickly met and became friends ever since.

Pharrell said: “It didn’t match me at first, it was completely unexpected. He was so energetic. Only when I got to know him, I really understood how he pushed things. He was a stickler for details. He I also care about the broader picture. When you look at these wholesale watches, they really are those subtle details that work together to get better performance.”

Similarly, Farrell is also known for his “dedication to details” in his art. It is the quality he implies that makes Richard Mille a different watchmaker, and if we can add, it is this quality that makes Pharrell a different artist.

So it was a long time, but the friendship that was established finally produced a cooperative timepiece. Enter RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams.

Richard Mille (Richard Mille) gave Farrell considerable creative freedom in creating watches named after him. Pharrell said: “In every aspect of my job, I’m always looking for something different, something new. Working with Richard Mille provides an opportunity to go where no one else has been.”

The place Farrell took RM 52-05 to choose was a place in his childhood consciousness: his fascination with space, space travel, especially Mars. He explained: “I just think that Mars is such a beautiful and poetic subject. For a unique watch, it is an unheard of concept. We didn’t know that it was filled with water before. They now think it’s possible now. There are already conditions like the earth. There is too much time and space involved, and it feels like the right place to be inspired. Besides, when I was a little boy, humans placed the first detector there.

“Mariner 9 is the first spacecraft we built to orbit another planet. Today, we asked Elon Musk to try to send humans to or near Mars before NASA’s projected schedule. . This is the next most challenging and exciting frontier. That’s why I hope that RM 52-05 is related to this special neighbor we have in our own solar system.”

The way to depict the red planet on RM 52-05 is to imagine an astronaut standing on the surface of the planet, looking at the earth. The red earth of Mars is reflected in the explorer’s mask, and the blue planet floats on the horizon.

The white of the astronaut suit was painted with an airbrush. The airbrush was originally developed for street artist Cyril Kongo, who painted the RM 68-01 bridge by hand. All of this is in grade 5 titanium. The sun visor on the center stage is a curved 5N gold piece, hand-carved, Grand Feu enamel, and then hand-painted. Let us not forget that background, a large piece of blue aventurine glass was used to create an abyss of space (which can be seen from the front and back of the watch).

All the drama of the watch is preserved in the classic swiss Richard Mille tonneau-shaped case of 49.94 x 42.35 x 16.15 mm, made of cermet and carbon fiber TPT®.