RICHARD MILLE & CYRIL KONGO

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style | Watches -

Artist Paris-based cyril Kongo is a self-taught and in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised graf­fiti artist. in­spired by fres­cos and wall paint­ings, his work con­fi­dently trans­forms graf­fiti into the realm of fine art.

Process For this project, Kongo had to re­think his graf­fiti prac­tice to adapt it to the mi­nus­cule sur­face of a move­ment. it took him more than a year to de­velop the paint­ing tech­nique, which ul­ti­mately re­quired the cre­ation of a special air­brush to en­able the colours to be ap­plied with the ut­most del­i­cacy—a droplet at a time.

time­piece the RM 68-01 tour­bil­lon cyril Kongo is the re­sult of a close col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Kongo and Richard Mille’s watch­mak­ers, who had to en­sure his tech­nique would not dam­age the move­ment, which in­cludes a tour­bil­lon. the watch, made in ti­ta­nium, is lim­ited to 30 pieces.

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