All the watchmakers' talent and skill were necessary in order to allow an aesthetic and technical dialogue between the movement, the case, and the dial, as this collection displays. the teams. Between the caliber achievements, first automatic tourbillon movement designed and manufactured in house, and each of Guenat's casing/dial designs, the new Talisman cares equally for art and innovation. This is natural for Richard Mille, who takes after the words of Oscar Wilde: "I have the simplest tastes in the world. I'm content with the best."
The manufacture of the case alone involves 255 machine operations, and five additional hours of work are necessary to polish surfaces. The setting of 500-700 diamonds alongside 350 black sapphires, however, takes significantly longer to complete.
"It takes five days to crimp a single dial," says the director of the specialized workshop, located in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Guenat adds: "If drawing is a starting point, the work of craftsmen ensures the true birth of the watch."
So is this Talisman collection destined for luck and success? Richard Mille is convinced.
"Cécile has done a superb synthesis of different cultures and codes," Mille says. "Her mastery of fine jewelry has helped to sublimate volumes, combine materials, and play with finishes and contrasts. She conquered the opposition between polished gold and brilliant diamond, taming the varied geometric lines to make a harmonious whole."
Harmonious indeed, but very exclusive, as each of the ten new Talismans will only have five copies.