Art and spirituality merge into one. As an aesthetic masterpiece that pays tribute to Japanese culture, the RM 47 Tourbillon watch is amazingly presented after nearly four years of careful consideration and careful design. This ingenious, artistic watch is equipped with a movement that is compact and compact and designed to make room for samurai armor.
• Originating from the spirit and values of Bushido
• 16 hours of craftsmanship and 9 hours of careful drawing to achieve 3N gold samurai armor carving
The birth of this watch was inspired by a heartfelt conversation between Mr. Richard Mille and his close friend, Fernando Alonso. Alonso is a two-time Formula 1 world champion and a fan of traditional Japanese art and samurai spirit.
This new replica watch breaks through the boundaries of creativity and occupies a place in Richard Mille’s watch series known for its “decorative” and “ornamental value”. The samurai armor was hand-carved by sculptor Pierre-Alain Lozeron and painted by his wife Valérie Lozeron. The samurai armor carving shows the various styles of Japanese culture passed down from generation to generation, and the moral code conveyed by the samurai spirit is still prevalent in Japanese society today. Armor in 3N gold comes to life, reminiscent of the gold leaf elements used to decorate the most sacred temples and some traditional crafts in ancient Japan.
Many of the details in the watch refer to the family crest of the Asano family, a symbol of the Japanese Bushido spirit. At the beginning of the 18th century, Asano Naganori, who was also the lord of the “Daimyo” of the family domain, was also a lord followed by the forty-seven ronin. After avenging the death of the lord, these ronin resolutely followed the lord and died. In Japan, each samurai family has its own family crest. The tourbillon decorated with the Asano family crest is located at the 6 o’clock position of the watch. This family crest composed of two intersecting eagle feathers symbolizes the strength of the battle and the authority of the lord, and is also finely engraved on the winglet of the samurai helmet. The crown is made of titanium, Carbon TPT® and polished 3N gold, and features a Japanese maple leaf pattern. The maple leaf symbolizes the change of seasons, beauty, grace and the shortness of life. At the bottom, two knives are engraved in their sheaths, with the blades pointing upwards for quick extraction in the face of danger. 2022 replica watches
As a dual artistic fusion of sculpture and carving, the production of samurai armor requires patience, meticulousness, dexterity and enthusiasm. “There are so many similarities between the knife and the chisel, between the sharp edge and the precise positioning of the incision of the engraver’s skill, one cannot help but think of the resonance of Bushido and the ingenuity of the craftsman,” says Pierre-Alain Lozeron. After more than 16 hours of precision engraving and 9 hours of painting – it took more than a full day to create the 11 parts of the “Samurai”, which are seamlessly embedded around the RM 47 Tourbillon movement.
The samurai armor is like a guardian, providing loyal protection to the RM47 hand-wound calibre with hours and minutes display. The base plate and the hollow bridge are made of black PVD-treated grade 5 titanium alloy, an alloy commonly used in the aerospace industry, with high biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, hardness and surface flatness. This ensures that the movement runs smoothly.
The movement, case and decoration of the RM 47 watch reflect the harmonious fusion of elements. The tonneau case consists of three parts, including a 3N gold middle case, a black TZP ceramic bezel and a case back. With its outstanding aesthetic expression, the RM 47 Tourbillon evokes the spirit and connotation of Bushido, symbolizing a persistent pursuit of excellence and a respect for tradition.