RICHARD MILLE x KONGO


"AS ARTISTS, WE TAKE ACTION, WE CRYSTALLISE AN INSTANT AT TIME T. WE CRAFT A MESSAGE THAT BEARS WITNESS TO WHAT’S GOING ON AT THAT PRECISE MOMENT." -KONGO

{he decorated the delicate parts of a stainless steel tourbillon for the Swiss watch brand Richard Mille; the watch, which became available in June, retails for $800,000.

“It was a fantastic technical challenge, because we sometimes work with elements that are a tenth or a hundredth of a millimeter,” said Mr. Mille, the watch brand’s founder. “Our objective was to produce the precision of painting in a very, very small scale.” To create the timepieces, the company first spent six months creating a special airbrush that would control the distribution of minute amounts of brightly hued paint.} http://www.nytimes.com

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