Luxury watchmaker Richard Mille embraces feminine market with Talisman collection designed by a woman

Ms Cecile Guenat (left), a classically trained jeweller and ladies' collection director at Richard Mille, took three years to conceptualise the RM71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman (above), which comes in 10 designs, with five pieces each.
Ms Cecile Guenat (above), a classically trained jeweller and ladies' collection director at Richard Mille, took three years to conceptualise the RM71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman, which comes in 10 designs, with five pieces each.PHOTO: JABULANI MASEKO

Luxury watchmaker Richard Mille shows its commitment to women with the Talisman collection, its first timepiece designed by a woman and featuring its first in-house automatic tourbillon

It had been kept so strictly under wraps that only those closest to the project had seen it.

But two weeks ago, Richard Mille finally unveiled its new watch for women - the RM71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman - to a select group of VIP clients and journalists at Palais de Tokyo's swish Monsieur Blue restaurant in Paris.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2018, with the headline 'Major movement for women'. Print Edition | Subscribe