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RICHARD MILLE RM 63-01 DIZZY HANDS

This watch, in­tro­duced in 2014, was in­spired by a line from Le Temps, a poem by Gérard de Ner­val. At first glance, it tracks time like an or­di­nary time­piece, but when the pusher in the cen­tre of the crown is de­pressed, a sort of magic takes over: the sap­phire glass dial on which the nu­mer­als are printed be­gins to ro­tate counter-clock­wise, while the hour hand moves clock­wise, each at a dif­fer­ent speed from the other. When this hap­pens, one gets the im­pres­sion that time has been dis­lo­cated or sus­pended — un­til the but­ton is pushed again, and ev­ery­thing on the dial re­turns to nor­mal. The RM 63-01 comes in a round case of red gold and houses a unique self-wind­ing move­ment in grade 5 ti­ta­nium treated with PVD. The watch has a 50-hour power re­serve and is the first by Richard Mille to have a curved, round front bezel, a sub­tle mark of the artistry held within its sen­sual and unique ex­te­rior.

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