Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille and French jewellery maker Boucheron have teamed up to combine meteorite fragments and rare earth rocks to create the RM-018 Tourbillon. The RM-018 Tourbilion has a price tag of $1 million and will be limited to just 30 watches.
The meteorite used in these watches comes from an asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, meaning the watch made from meteorites truly is out of this world!
“It had to have elements of high jewellery to be Boucheron, but Richard is all about engineering and pushing boundaries. Richard wanted to twist it, turn it on its head, so he used beautiful stones, precious jewels. … on the inside,” stated Richard Mille spokeswoman Laura Hughes. The jewels are visible thanks to a synthetic sapphire that is used to make the top and bottom of the case.
Watch Made From Meteorites
The watch boasts jewels that are 8x more scratch-proof than stainless steel, the rest of the case is white gold (18-karat) with straps of rubber. “Natural rubber. It’s actually a pure beautiful material, and so comfortable, and so a lot of the watches in the collection come in a rubber strap,” Hughes said. “But of course, the owner of this will have his options.”