Labour of Love
Richard Mille makes audacious watches at elevated prices, so they’re hardly for the faint of heart. But the wonderfully playful RM69 Erotica Tourbillon is imaginative even by the lofty standards of this haute horlogerie brand, which prides itself on creative surprises. Sporting an entirely mechanical, hand-wound movement, comprising 505 components and three titanium rollers (each engraved to showcase a random element of a message), the watch won’t just tell you the time, it can offer instructions as to what acts to perform on your partner if you press the button located on the left of the case. The 775,000 USD timepiece was designed with Swiss legends Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi and is said to offer 216 possible personal intimatations. Only 30 examples of the watch will be made.