Richard Mille presents RM 052 Skull, a limited edition timepiece inspired from the different beliefs and ideologies regarding the human skull.
In this new timepiece, the baseplate and bridges take the form of a grade 5 titanium skull. Richard Mille has pushed the concept further by integrating this into the movement. The upper and lower jaws hold the ruby of the tourbillon cage. The back of the skull is actually the movement’s center bridge. The skeletonized baseplate and bridges were subjected to rigorous testing to insure their optimal strength.
The entire movement is connected to the case by 4 bridges that are inspired by the crossed bones from flags on pirate ships. The new case design, with its opened flanks, continues this visual allegory to the human skeleton. This new caliber represents the fullest expression of liberty and nonconformity and as such, very much typifies the philosophy of the brand. The RM 052 Skull timepiece is available in a limited edition of 21 pieces, which includes 15 pieces in titanium and 6 unique set pieces in red or white gold.