Art and spirituality merge into one. The RICHARD MILLE RM 47 Tourbillon is an aesthetic masterpiece that pays tribute to Japanese culture. This ingenious, artistic watch is equipped with a movement that is compact and compact and designed to make room for samurai armor.
The birth of this watch was inspired by a heartfelt conversation between Mr. Richard Mille and his close friend Fernando Alonso (Fernando Alonso). Alonso is a two-time Formula 1 world champion and a fan of traditional Japanese art and samurai spirit.
RICHARD MILLE RM 47 Tourbillon / 42.7 x 16.25 x 50mm yellow gold middle case and TZP black ceramic bezel, case back / time indicator, tourbillon / RM47 manual winding movement, power reserve 72 hours / sapphire crystal , transparent bottom cover
This new watch breaks through the boundaries of creativity and occupies a place in Richard Mille’s watch series known for its “decorative” and “ornamental value”. The samurai armor was hand-carved by sculptor Pierre-Alain Lozeron and painted by his wife Valérie Lozeron.
Fernando Alonso is very fond of traditional Japanese art and samurai spirit, so the RM 47 tourbillon watch combines Bushido and armor, inspired by the ancient Japanese samurai family Asano and real historical events. new 2022 fake watches
The samurai armor carving shows the various styles of Japanese culture passed down from generation to generation, and the moral code conveyed by the samurai spirit is still prevalent in Japanese society today. Armor in 3N gold comes to life, reminiscent of the gold leaf elements used to decorate the most sacred temples and some traditional crafts in ancient Japan.
Many of the details in the watch refer to the family crest of the Asano family, a symbol of the Japanese Bushido spirit. At the beginning of the 18th century, Asano Naganor, the lord of the “Daimyo” as a family domain, was also a lord followed by the forty-seven ronin. After avenging the death of the lord, these ronin resolutely followed the lord and died.
Sculptor Pierre-Alain Lozeron and his wife Valérie Lozeron collaborated again. After 16 hours of ingenious carving and 9 hours of meticulous painting, the 3N gold samurai armor can be carved. At 6 o’clock, the tourbillon device of the Asano family crest is decorated. The family crest composed of two intersecting eagle feathers symbolizes the strength of the battle and the authority of the lord. The winglets of the samurai helmet are also decorated with eagle feathers.
In Japan, each samurai family has its own family crest. The tourbillon decorated with the Asano family crest is located at the 6 o’clock position of the watch. This family crest composed of two intersecting eagle feathers symbolizes the strength of the battle and the authority of the lord, and is also finely engraved on the winglet of the samurai helmet.
The crown is made of titanium, Carbon TPT and polished 3N gold, and is decorated with a Japanese maple leaf pattern. The maple leaf symbolizes the change of seasons, beauty, grace and the brevity of life. At the bottom, two knives are engraved in their sheaths, with the blades pointing upwards for quick extraction in the face of danger.
RICHARD MILLE copy uses gold for the first time on the middle case, the crown is made of titanium alloy, Carbon TPT carbon fiber and polished 3N gold, and decorated with Japanese maple leaf pattern. In order to restore the realistic details of the samurai armor, more than 20 carving knives were specially produced, and each piece took 16 hours to be hand-carved and 9 hours to be hand-painted.
As a dual artistic fusion of sculpture and carving, the production of samurai armor requires patience, meticulousness, dexterity and enthusiasm. “There are many similarities between the knife and the chisel, between the sharp edge and the precise positioning of the incision of the engraver’s skill, one cannot help but think of the resonance between Bushido and the ingenuity of the craftsman,” says Pierre-Alain Lozeron. After more than 16 hours of precision engraving and 9 hours of painting – it took more than a full day to create the 11 parts of the “Samurai”, which are seamlessly embedded around the RM 47 Tourbillon movement.
The samurai armor is like a guardian, providing loyal protection to the RM47 hand-wound calibre with hours and minutes display. The bottom plate and the hollow bridge are made of black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium alloy, which is an alloy commonly used in the aerospace industry. It has high biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, hardness and surface flatness. It can ensure that the movement runs smoothly.
Only with the patience, skill and ingenuity of the master engraver Pierre-Alain Lozeron, this ingenious masterpiece can be brought to life. The RM47 hand-wound movement is also decorated with gold carvings. The RM 47 Tourbillon watch shows a strong oriental style, with a rubber strap.
The movement, case and decoration of the RM 47 watch reflect the harmonious fusion of elements. The tonneau case consists of three parts, including a 3N gold middle case, a black TZP ceramic bezel and a case back. With its outstanding aesthetic expression, the RM 47 Tourbillon evokes the spirit and connotation of Bushido, symbolizing a persistent pursuit of excellence and a respect for tradition.