Why Does This Richard Mille Watch Cost $1,000,050?

The RM-27-04 features a tourbillon suspended in a micro-blasted wire mesh comprised of a single, braided steel cable. ‘Cause why not?

What makes a Richard Mille watch do. damn. expensive? Are they novelty items, easily dismissed as the purview of the (extremely) rich and famous — or are they worthy of the hype, true works of art that defy trend and imagination? The answer is probably: yes.

Take the new RM 27-04 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal, for example. A limited edition of 50 watches, it celebrates the 10-year partnership between the Spanish tennis champion and watchmaker Richard Mille.

Continue here:

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn