The sunny Australian actress Margot Robbie is the new face of Richard Mille, and it’s a beauteous visage
Neither hapless damsel in distress nor girl next door, Margot Robbie confounds easy characterisation on the silver screen. She first caught the eye of the public as ‘the woman of Wall Street,’ making a searing impression in a sizzling scene with Leonardo Dicaprio grovelling at her stilettoed heels. Boosted by the popularity of Martin Scorsese’s black comedy, the bold lass has gone on to snare lead roles in a slew of Hollywood blockbusters from Harley Quinn in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad to Jane in David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan. And 2018 promises to be a right royal time for Robbie, who will be crowned Queen Elizabeth in Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots. Two touchstones in creative professions, Richard Mille and Margot Robbie are presently putting their heads and their hearts together to drive proceeds from their partnership to Youngcare, a non-profit organisation that strives to shoulder the burden of high-care needs among young Australians. It is for such reasons that the Swiss watch brand forms selective partnerships with role models from a myriad of professions. Robbie joins the ranks of other honourable ambassadors including professional golfers Cristie Kerr and Diana Luna, dressage rider Jessica von BredowWerndl, and Malaysia’s own Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh—strong female personalities making waves in this age and time. Empathetic towards the modern woman’s wants, Richard Mille has built a women’s collection that is far from fragile or froufrou. A marvel of a ladies automatic, the RM 037 modelled by Robbie sees a fast-rotating barrel, as well as cutting-edge gear teeth and flat head movement screws in grade 5 titanium— mechanical merit for any watch enthusiast.
Introduced in 2014, the RM 037 Ladies’ collection places female desiderata at the forefront CLOSER LOOK