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Richard Mille – Carbon, a woman’s new best friend
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Richard Mille – Carbon, a woman’s new best friend

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
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NTPT carbon is no longer a male preserve, thanks to Richard Mille and the new RM 07-01 and RM 037, both in carbon studded with diamonds. A truly brilliant idea!

At the slightest wrist movement, all eyes are riveted by a striking contrast between the sparkle of clear diamonds and the matt carbon contour that adorn both of these automatic timepieces.
Setting gemstones in NTPT carbon is a new adventure for the brand. Unlike gold, which can be worked directly with tools to create the prongs that will hold the diamonds, the hardness and resistance of NTPT carbon mean special CNC machines for milling equipped with diamond tools are required to perform the mitraillage involved in a pavé setting.

Richard Mille RM 037 NTPT set
Richard Mille RM 037 NTPT set

Hand-polished prongs in red or white gold are produced separately and then inserted around the many 0.25mm bearings destined to firmly contain as many as 250 diamonds in the case of an RM 037 Full Set model. The perfectly flush surface of each creation bears witness to an absolute mastery of this art.

SIHH Richard Mille RM 07-01 carbon NTPT set
Richard Mille RM 07-01 NTPT set

Thanks to the technicity of their in-house calibres and their cases adorned with diamonds and NTPT carbon—immutable materials—the RM 07-01 and the RM 037 are particularly balanced and refined models.

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