New Richard Mille watch collection brings back Memphis Design movement

As with a lot of things today, everything old is new again. That doesn’t mean that we just copy what has already been done. A lot of creative designers have managed to incorporate elements and principles from past movements into a more modern style. If you’re a fan of the 80s Italian art and architecture movement called Memphis Design and unique watch designs. then this new collection from Richard Mille is something to pay attention to.

Designer: Richard Mille

The RM 07-01 Coloured Ceramics collection is made up of 3 variations using summer colors: bluish pink, lavender, and powder blue ceramics. The designs use contrasting hues, shapes, and materials so you get a fun-looking watch but with the brand’s standard “trademarks of performance and innovation”. The hours, minutes, and adjustable rotor geometry use skeletonised automatic movements in its 45.66 x 31..40 x 11.85 mm body. It uses microblasted grade 5 titanium with electroplasma treatment in bot its surface and bridges. The skeletonised baseplate and bridges give optimal strength to the watch.

One other unique feature of the RM 07-01 watches is that it rewinds the mainspring depending on the activity level of the user through its variable-geometry rotor. You can adjust two weights and fix them in place through the spline screws. When the two weights are close to each other, the barrel rewinds quickly while the inertia is decreased when they are on the extreme sides of the rotor and the barrel will wind more slowly.

The RM 07-01 Coloured Ceramic models also use the decorative craft of guillochage and applies it to the watch’s design but with a more modern energy. It also has shock protection and the design of the surface protects it from unnecessary scratches and damage. The three-part case has a water resistance of up to 50 meters and is assembled with 12 grade 5 titanium screws and abrasion resistant washers in 316L stainless steel.