He's a master at partnering with sports professionals, but now, Richard Mille changes direction slightly and teams with street/graffiti artist Cyril Kongo. It took the artist more than a year to develop the painting techniques and tools to execute the watch.
The Richard Mille RM 68-01 Tourbillon Kongo watch is a colorful rendition that brings Kongo's art to the wrist. From the case to the bezel, and movement, bold colors are individually micro-spray painted by Kongo — making each of the 30 watches a unique piece. The watch movement consists of parts made from high-tech materials such as a Nivaorox® balance spring, shock protectors, anti-magnetic elements and more. The black case is built from NTPT Carbon and features a black ceramic bezel. Each timepiece retails for $800,000.