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What makes the Richard Mille RM12-01 Tourbillon highly desired?

When it comes to exclusivity and pure extravagance, no brand speaks volumes more than Richard Mille. Known for its outlandish designs with a touch of class, Richard Mille is one of the most sought-after luxury watch brands a collector or enthusiast will want to own. With many of its collections being strictly limited edition, getting your hands on one will be a challenge. And things have just gotten a lot harder with the latest Richard Mille RM12-01 Tourbillon.

The Richard Mille RM12-01 Tourbillon in White Quartz TPT

The acclaimed Swiss watchmaker brings forth its latest collection series, which carries on from the many accolades from its legendary RM012 Tourbillon. The RM12-01 features the very same carbon TPT casing alongside a revolutionised movement.

What makes the RM12-01 a watchmakers breakthrough marvel was the fusing of both its baseplate and caseband in titanium. This design was inspired by the chassis of racing cars, which creates greater resistance to impact. This allows the RM12-01 to give off a tougher outlook, something Richard Mille is known for.

Much like any other Richard Mille watches, the RM12-01 is thicker than most at 13.84mm while its case is 39.3mm in diameter. Its strap is rubberised with a titanium clasp, further adding on to its opulence.

The Richard Mille RM12-01 Tourbillon in Black Carbon TPT

Its movement only features hours, minutes, and the tourbillon, which is based off the same movement used in the RM012, the same watch that would later go on to win Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) in 2007.

For now, the Richard Mille RM12-01 is available in the Americas and each colourway is limited to only 18 pieces. The four colours are Black Carbon TPT, Red Quartz TPT, White Quartz TPT, and Gold Carbon TPT. The pricing for a single RM12-01 starts at a whopping US$828,000, depending on the version. With just a limited number available, it’s safe to say that the RM12-01 was made for the most ardent of Richard Mille supporters and loyalists.

Wi-Liam Teh

Senior Writer

Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.


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