Richard Mille has teamed up with street artist Cyril Kongo to design one of the most eye catching timepieces we’ve ever seen, the new RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo, a wonderful watch that will simply mesmerize you with bright colors and graffiti background culture.
Graffiti artist Cyril Phan. a.k.a. Cyril Kongo was born in 1969 and presently resides in Paris, where the brilliant artist became a major representative of the world’s graffiti scene, with over twenty years of experience and membership in the MAC CREW collective. Long story short, Cyril has transformed graffiti as a genre, and things are about to get even better with this timepiece.
The limited edition RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo represents a series of art works created by the artist, with each watch individually touched by his magic hands and creativity. The watch was painted using special tools, and after over a year of experimentation, this is what came out.
On the back of the RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo we see the central form of the movement’s baseplate radiating outwards like a splash of paint physically thrown against a wall, while from the front we can see the different bridges which form this movement, going in different directions like the wild brushstrokes found in street art murals.
Housed within an asymmetric case made of NTPT Carbon and featuring black ceramic bezels, this watch shows off contemporary mechanical and visual arts in a truly exceptional package. Movement is provided by caliber RM68-01, entirely hand-painted by Cyril Kongo, of course.
The watch boasts 19 jewels, a 21,600 vph (3 Hz) frequency and a 42-hour power reserve, while the baseplate and the bridges have been finished in grade 5 titanium. If you want one of these amazing timepieces, you should know that the Richard Mille RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo comes with a MSRP of $685,000.