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Richard Mille returns to slim circular style for RM 033 revival watch

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Richard Mille made its first slim and circular watch back in 2011, the original RM 033.

Now Julien Boillat, technical director for the brand, has revived the architecture in a follow-up watch, the RM 33-02.

Although round, the watch aims to combine the curves of Richard Mille’s familiar tonneau shape case with a circular, sportier, dial.

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“The RM 033 is a watch for everyday and any day,” says Mr Boillat; a stretch of the imagination for most given the piece costs $145,000.

“We have reinterpreted its aesthetics without disservice to the original version by accentuating its lines. Meanwhile, the exterior decoration, case and dial have been reworked to project a sportier vibe. The RM 33-02 thus achieves a delicate synthesis of so-called ‘lifestyle’ style and sporty style,” he adds.

The RM 33-02 is powered by a 2.6mm thick skeletonized RMXP1 caliber in grade-5 titanium wound by an off-centre monoblock platinum bi-directional rotor.

 

The case, bezel and dial use a combination of gold and Carbon TPT, making the watch light, tough and luxurious.

It is being made in a limited run of 140 pieces.

 

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