RM 68-01 Tourbillon Kongo – GRAY™ International
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RM 68-01 Tourbillon Kongo
July 30, 2016

RM 68-01 Tourbillon Kongo

The RM 68-01 Kongo is the magnificent result of a collaboration between creative geniusies of 2 different art forms. The array of colours by world renowned graffiti artist Cyril Phan and the mechanical watch-making expertise provided by Richard Mille. 

Cyril Phan was born in Toulouse, in 1969, of a French mother and a Vietnamese father. His childhood was spent first in Vietnam, then in the South of France. At 14, he moved with his mother to Brazzaville, in the Democratic Republic of Congo—hence his signature, Kongo. Four years later he returned to France, where he settled in the greater Paris area, despite living and working between Paris, Hong Kong and Guadeloupe. The same diverse cultural influences that helped forge his identity and artistic style have made him a man at ease on every continent.

A street artist and autodidact, Kongo first attracted attention as a tagger and graffiti artist on the urban scene in Paris, but over the course of 20 years as a practicing artist, he has become an internationally recognised figure in the world of graffiti.

As such the RM 68-01 Kongo watch will make horological history as it is for the first time ever that an artist has transferred his universe of graffiti painting to the heart of a watch movement. The RM 68-01 is the outcome of Richard Mille's desire to introduce contemporary art within haute horlogerie in an unprecedented manner. For that we take our hats off to them. 

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