Richard Mille’s Bonbon Collection Is Like Nothing Else You’ve Ever Tasted
As far as rules for wearing super-luxe timepieces go, stealth wealth used to be the height of haute-ness: no matter if your salary continually cleared seven figures, your watch should keep quiet and humble about such fiscal matters. For summer 2019, however, style mavericks such as Drake, Pharrell and even Rafael Nadal, have decided to turn up the bonkers on their OTT wrist accoutrements.
If money talks, then it’s time for your watch to start screaming. And the man everyone who is anyone is turning towards like fashion moths to a trend flame? That’s right, Swiss horology magician Richard Mille, who continues to be the go-to Willy Wonka for watches so bright they could light up your local funfair. The latest “Bonbon” collection is like nothing else you’ve ever tasted.
Richard Mille Bonbon RM 37-01 Cerise
Part homage to a bag of Haribo Starmix (OK, our words), part precision engineered work of timekeeping art, the “Fruit Line” comes in six delectable flavours: Lemon or Strawberry (RM 16-01), Blueberry or Litchi (RM 07-03) and Kiwi orCerise (RM 37-01). Not only that but a “sugar coating”effect is achieved using powdered enamel and the fine sand employed in hourglasses. Sweeeeeeet.
Our conclusion: well, if you’re going to spend that much on a watch, you want people to notice it, right?