SIHH 2019: Richard Mille Bonbon Collection
A Rebellious Collection in acid-bright Colors
Richard Mille has bitten into a juicy new realm of graphics, emotional and chromatic expression. The Richard Mille Bonbon Collection comprises 10 models, each produced in an edition of 30 pieces. Together, they articulate a sweet and tangy new vision of watchmaking. Composed of candies, pastries, and fruit, these 10 horological treats once again subvert existing conventions, habits and expectations. Drawing on avowed expertise in the area of materials, color, and form, Richard Mille has taken the lid off a candy jar to reveal two kinds of confections for the wrist. Based on three of the brand’s iconic models, the RM 07-03, RM 16-01 and RM 37-01 offer a passage back to childhood with the simple pleasure of slightly regressive and thoroughly tasty memories, to be enjoyed without moderation. ‘The idea was to revisit the existing collections while playing with color. This allowed me to bring out a pop-inspired sense of fun.
In all, we developed a palette of 60 colors for this unisex collection,’ explained Cécile Guenat, artistic director for the collection.