For me it is channelling a railway timetable aesthetic, but Richard Mille describes its latest timepiece as the most erotic watch it’s ever made.
The RM 69 Erotic Tourbillon promises to reveal its owners most secret intensions on its face – “teasingly displaying phrases that evoke desired pleasure.”
It won’t, regrettably, display the next departure time from Euston to Birmingham.
“Erotic timepieces are part of watchmaking history. Designers of yore played with the theme of libertinism by mechanically recreating suggestive scenes,” recalls Richard Mille.
“On the RM 69, however, love and eroticism proclaim themselves proudly and clearly in words. Far from scenes brought to life by automatons, this creation plays on the desire to openly express passion, sensuality and even sexuality,” the company adds.
The RM 69 Erotic, a 30-piece limited edition, will be available exclusively in Richard Mille’s 24 boutiques around the world.
The double entrendre 69 refers to the number of hours delivered by its power reserve, which keeps the watch running for just under three days.
Its self-winding tourbillon caliber are machined from grade 5 titanium and designed in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi, features 505 components and 41 jewels.