Richard Mille RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams

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Technical specifications

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Tourbillon

Movement

  • Manual Winding
  • Manufactured
  • Swiss Made

Case

  • 49.94x42.35
  • Tonneau
  • Carbon TPT®
  • Brushed
  • 16.15mm

Glass

  • Sapphire

Water resistance

  • 5.00atm / 50.00m / 165.00ft

Buckle

  • Pin Buckle

Strap

  • Rubber
  • Orange

Year

  • 2019

Official description

The talented, multi award-winning singer, songwriter and producer has long been a friend of the brand, sporting many of its iconic timepieces. And when Richard Mille suggested they work together on the first watch to bear his name, Pharrell looked deep into his childhood for inspiration.

‘I’ve always been fascinated by looking up at the sky. What could be more inspiring than all that ever was and all that ever will be? Space, before your eyes. It’s yours to see. It was here before the Earth, before this Solar System. It’ll be here after us and nothing’s more meaningful than that. When I look up at the sky I’m looking at God. I feel part of so many different parts of a whole. This is the Alpha and the Omega.’

The word Pharrell uses to describe his music is ‘subversive.’ His artistic world is all about shifting focus, looking for new perspectives in unexpected partnerships. ‘If it’s not subversive, it’s just plain. We need things to “pop” in this world.’ As humans, we spend our time looking out at the cosmos. The ‘pop’ on the RM 52-05 comes from totally changing our perspective a full 180°. It’s the moment we realise, staring at the watch’s face, that what we are peering at, through the vastness of space is ... ourselves. Earth as seen from Mars. A distant and beautiful reflection trapped in the helmet of an astronaut.