Colored from the strap, case, dial, buckle, crown, and even the rotor, the Talisman collection is an eruption of precious stones joined into a collection of ten models (only 7 pieces each) that represent the Disco-era of the ’70s. Cécile Guenat, Creative and Development Director at Richard Mille, comments: “The intense glamour of the disco era resided in a multiplication of colors and textures. I had to find a way to make this idea tangible. Working with the stones themselves proved to be a considerable challenge. Because stones of very similar hues can end up looking completely different depending on their size and the type of setting.”
Depending on the model, the watches contain anywhere from 817 to 971 stones. Sized at 52.20 x 34.40 x 12.50 mm in case size, the watches are powered by Richard Mille’s in-house caliber CRMT1 skeletonized automatic-winding tourbillon movement and are made with Grade 5 titanium, white gold, 18K red/white gold, yellow sapphires, diamonds, tsavorites, peridots, lapis lazuli, chrysolemon, and malachi.
Those interested in learning more about these works of art can head over to Richard Mille to see the entire collection.