It was only natural for Richard Mille to support Jackie Chan through his charity, the Dragon’s Heart Foundation as they are both close friends and Jackie Chan’s cause seems very worthwhile in Richard Mille’s eyes.
Richard Mille has created a unique timepiece for the auction, the RM JC tourbillon, in collaboration with Jackie Chan and Mélanie Treton-Monceyron, Artistic Director to the brand.
From the very first sketches, Jackie Chan and Mélanie Treton-Monceyron naturally worked around the charity’s logo as the focus of this creation as they both wanted it to be symbolic. The logo including red, green and blue colours is placed at the heart of the movement and represents Jackie Chan holding the hands of two children. Graphic and full of poetry, the logo symbolises childhood, love and sharing. All values both close to and dear to Jackie Chan. Situated on the dial, the Dragon’s Heart lettering is both in English and Chinese. On the rear of the watch is mentioned “Foundation Jackie Chan” and at the center is stamped a dragon, Jackie Chan’s emblem.
The money raised from the auction will enable Jackie Chan to pursue his actions in favour of aiding less favourable children in remote areas through the construction of new schools; 20 of which have already been built since 2004.
RM JC : Manuel winding tourbillon with hours, minutes, power reserve indicator (circa 70h), torque indicator and function selector. Carbon nanofiber baseplate. Dimensions: 48,18 mm x 39,70 mm (widest point) x 13,95 mm (thickest area).