by Perpetual & Co Watches April 07, 2022 2 min read
Richard Mille is paying homage to Japanese culture with the RM 47 Tourbillon Time of the Samurai.
The limited edition of 75 watches emerged as an idea after a conversation between Richard Mille and two-time Formula 1 world champion and brand partner Fernando Alonso, who is a passionate enthusiast of Japanese traditional arts and the Samurai principles.
"The RM 47 Tourbillon harks back to the sources of Japanese crafting tradition in proposing an allegory of Bushido, the samurai code of ethics whose values still prevail in Japanese society."
It features gold Samurai armor, which has been hand-carved by the engraver Pierre-Alain Lozeron and painted by his wife Valérie Lozeron.
A work of art of impressive realism, the RM 47 Tourbillon incorporates an extremely compact calibre, specially designed to make room for the samurai suit. The boldness of its volumes gives this decoration such a presence that it gives the impression of sculpture almost as much as of engraving.
Associating art and spirituality. Creating a new masterpiece designed as an aesthetic tribute to Japanese culture. The RM 47 Tourbillon is the fruit of intense reflection and nearly four years of design work. The model was born of a friendly conversation between Richard Mille and the twice Formula 1 world champion and brand partner Fernando Alonso, a passionate enthusiast of Japanese traditional arts and the Samurai principles.
Since this is a highly desired and limited timepiece, we anticipate that the watch will be in high demand. You can check out our other Richard Mille watches available, including an amazing RM55 White Bubba Watson and a rare RM61 Yohan Blake. Take a look at our entire Richard Mille collection.
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