A mainstay of Richard Mille’s men’s timepieces since its introduction with the 2013 model, the RM 011, NTPT carbon endures in modern watchmaking for it’s ultra-lightweight and durability.
Now, in two new models in its women’s collection, Richard Mille introduces the material albeit in a more feminine guise – set with hundreds of diamonds for an elegant, light-catching finish.
The RM 07-01 features the calibre CRMA2 – a skeletonised automatic movement with hours, minutes and adjustable rotor geometry – beneath its gem-set NTPT carbon case, whereas the RM 037 features the calibre CRMA1, also a skeletonised automatic, but with the additional features of oversize date and functions selector.
Given the inflexible nature of NTPT carbon, unlike a traditional gem-setting in gold where tools can directly work the prongs that will secure the stones, specialist tools and milling machines are required to enact the mitraillage for the pavé setting on both timepieces.
Both watches are also available in ceramic and gold cases.