Ultra-luxury watchmaker Richard Mille has unveiled a hard-rocking, $1 million “Horn to be Wild” timepiece that only a rock star could afford.
Drawing on the “devil horn” gesture that have long-prevailed at hard rock and metal shows, renowned Genevan engraver Olivier Vaucher oversaw the crafting of the flying tourbillon timepiece’s centerpiece: an openwork skeleton hand, made from red gold.
There are other more subtle nods to heavy music as well. The Super Luminova-coated hour markers—also made of red gold and coated in titanium—are shaped like guitar picks, while the titanium caseband’s hobnail pattern of red gold inserts resembles the steel studs of belts worn by hordes of Warped Tour attendees in the 2000s.
Meanwhile, the the bezel and caseback are machined from Carbon TPT, an especially crack-resistant carbon material created by layering split carbon fibers to form a wavy, damascene pattern. Carbon TPT also forms the case itself, which takes an ergonomic tonneau shape and boasts a water resistance of 50 meters.
Inside is a manual winding caliber engineered to flaunt a fast-winding barrel positioned at six o’clock and the tourbillon at 12 o’clock—the tourbillon is marked on the watch face by a small skull engraving, as Hodinkee notes.
Limited to just 50 examples, the RM66 “Horn to be Wild” is available to purchase for an eye-watering $1.1 million.