NOT SAFE FOR WORK

Th­ese are watches that will def­i­nitely make a state­ment – of the wrong kind – es­pe­cially when worn in the board­room.

Robb Report Singapore - - Time - By JOSH SIMS

Best known for its avant­garde styling and a pref­er­ence for us­ing 21st-cen­tury ma­te­ri­als, Richard Mi l l e ’ s ( richard­mille.com) watches might typ­i­cally be re­ferred to as sexy in the col­lo­quial rather than the lit­eral way. But when he launched his RM 69 Erotic Tour­bil­lon, it was def­i­nitely the lat­ter in­ter­pre­ta­tion of sexy he had in mind. De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Aude­mars Piguet Re­naud & Papi, the 505-part move­ment dis­plays, on the dial, three re­volv­ing rollers. Press a but­ton and an ‘erotic’ phrase - one of 216 pos­si­ble com­bi­na­tions - is gen­er­ated, with each roller form­ing one part of the phrase.

Richard Mille’s horol­o­gist Theodore Diehl says: “There are sug­ges­tions to be kissed in cer­tain places, but I’ll leave it to your imag­i­na­tion as to where. The real ex­cite­ment here is per­haps the fact that you don’t know what this watch is go­ing to say next.”

While erotic watches may form a small niche within an al­ready rar­efied mar­ket, there are enough around, and of­ten from some of the most re­spected and tra­di­tional of mak­ers. Take, for in­stance, a Blanc­pain Car­rousel Rep­e­ti­tion Min­utes unique piece - on one side a

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