Swiss luxury watch brand Richard Mille, on the occasion of “Year of Dragon” (23 Jan 12 to 9 Feb 13), presents a new timepiece as a tribute to the auspicious creature of myth and legend. The timepiece also pays tribute to a living legend: Jackie Chan, world renowned martial arts expert, actor and director. He is involved with “Dragon’s Heart Foundation” to support deprived children in all possible ways. The long-standing friendship between Richard Mille and Jackie Chan has been a source of much collaboration. Richard Mille now dedicates this exceptional timepiece for Jackie Chan himself, inspired by his Chinese name 成 that means “one who will become dragon”.
The RM 057 Dragon-Jackie Chan embodies all that is worthy of a dragon’s attention. On the movement baseplate of pure, deep Black Onyx – considered a stone of protection against negative thoughts and the stone of equilibrium and inspiration – the golden dragon engraving and colored scales grips the Tourbillon Bridge in one of his claws. The dragon’s five-toed claw is proof of its Imperial status.
Adding a refined visible touch, the round, engraved Jackie Chan signature set into the black Onyx baseplate side rotates once every 60 seconds in time with the tourbillon’s rotation. The RM 057 Dragon-Jackie Chan is a limited edition of 36 pieces in 18K red gold or white gold with a red gold dragon.