Richard Mille has just announced an exclusive sculpture with Los Angeles-based duo roughly. With reference to the RM 52-05 Tourbillon Sapphire Pharrell Williams watch, the sculpture – named Remove bliss – pays tribute to innovators who take risks by venturing out of their comfort zone.
The sculpture shows a Pharrell-inspired astronaut holding three balloons upside down. “Calm and focused, he waits at the right time to let go of everything that weighs on him, to finally venture freely into the universe,” explained Dimitri Mille and Samuel Katan. Each part of the work is handmade with details such as the transparency of the balloons and the astronaut’s backpack, reflecting the watch’s sapphire crystal and tonneau-shaped case, respectively.
Mark Landwehr from Rough explains: “With an astronaut on Mars looking back at Earth, RM 52-05 is about this different kind of person, and when we started sculpting, we knew we needed to explore this theme further. Richard Mille and Pharrell are both pioneers who are constantly changing our understanding of what watches and music can be, so we sculpted an explorer who is in a world whose gravity does not quite make sense to us. what it means to undermine the expectations of the world by taking a leap towards something unknown. ”
Limited to 15 examples, each sculpture was donated to an owner of RM 52-05.
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