Richard Mille celebrates the year of the dragon with a watch that not only pays tribute to the legendary creature, but also his personal friend, international kungfu superstar Jackie Chan. The RM 057 Dragon-Jackie Chan, successor to the $1.7 million RM056 commemorates the Year of the Dragon that lasts between January 23 2012 and February 9, 2013.
Some of the unique features this wristwatch has to offer are: a movement baseplate of pure, deep Black Onyx and a beautiful golden dragon engraving sporting colored scales that grips the tourbillon bridge in one of it’s claws. Next you have the round, engraved Jackie Chan signature, that is set in the black Onyx baseplate and rotates once every 60 seconds in time with the tourbillon’s rotation, adding a refined visible touch.
Regarded in China as a living god, Jackie Chan is also known as a generous man through his establishment of an entity to support disadvantaged children with the creation of the Dragon’s Heart Foundation whose goal is to support deprived children in all possible ways.
The long-standing friendship between Richard Mille and Jackie Chan has been a source of many collaborations, the latest being an auction held in September 2011 with the proceeds going to the aforementioned foundation. Specifically for that occasion, Richard Mille created a unique piece, the RMJC tourbillion, that received a great deal of attention and support for the foundation’s goals. The RM 057 Dragon-Jackie Chan is yet another fruit of this friendship. Indeed, Richard Mille has long wanted to create an exceptional timepiece for Jackie Chan himself, inspired by his Chinese name that means one who will become dragon.
The RM057 Dragon-Jackie Chan is available in 18K red gold or white gold with red dragon, in a limited edition of only 36 pieces.