Around the Smiley’s radiant face, an array of miniature sculptures takes possession of the RM 88.
Although luxury watches take on sophisticated appearances to accessorize more formal attire, some watchmakers find the beauty behind other fun and creative inspiration. For the horological team at Richard Mille, any idea or design is considered when applying forward thinking to the brand’s portfolio of masterpieces. On its newest venture, Richard Mille incorporates The Smiley drawn by Frank Loufrani into its new limited-edition release. The all-new RM 88 Smiley sheds light on the yellow circle with two oval eyes and a wide upturned mouth, blending a true pop culture icon with one of the most innovative watch manufacturers. The RM 88 features a tonneau case design crafted from both ATZ White Ceramic and 18k 5N Red Gold, sealed to withstand a water resistance of 50-meters.
Showcaseing its shared values of joy and positivity, Richard Mille designed its dial around a scene of happiness. The motif highlights striking details like a yellow gold Smiley face, rainbow, pineapple, cactus, flamingo, sun, and beach drink. The RM 88 Smiley generates power from Richard Mille’s in-house CRMT7 skeletonized automatic tourbillon movement with hours, minutes, and a function indicator. The entire caliber is viewable from a sapphire backcase, which beautifully displays a star-patterned oscillating wheel. Completing its homage to Frank Lourani’s most legendary design, Richard Mille fits the RM 88 Smiley on a vibrant yellow nylon sport band. The all-new Richard Mille RM 88 Smiley is limited to only 50-pieces worldwide and is currently available through an authorized dealer. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.
Source: Richard Mille