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Richard Mille is among the most innovative, rule-breaking brands in watchmaking today. His recent introduction of a women’s tourbillon with a Celtic Knot design is a stunning example of avant-garde design mixed with high complications.
The design combines a rugged, solid case with Mille’s signature see-through skeleton dial. The women’s RM019 Celtic Knot has a tourbillon (hooray for women’s complications!) in a white gold case. The combination of open dial revealing all of the gears and the delicately curving flow of the diamond pave celtic knot creates a design feast for the eyes. This watch may not suit every woman, but it captures the attention and the curiosity like few women’s pieces have before. It treats the basic structure of the movement of the watch like a piece of architecture, with the diamond celtic knot hovering almost like a cloud above it.
The Celtic Knot dates back to the 5th century. It depicts an endless knot, with no beginning and no end. Its beauty and undulating curves make for an incredible contrast with the rest of the watch. It’s a meeting of ancient and modern design.
Technically, the watch features a tourbillon cage with a ceramic endstone to reduce wear. The movement plate itself is made of black onyx, which provides stability. The power reserve is 48 hours.