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Richard Mille Circuit Paul Ricard

Following the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Richard Mille becomes official partner of the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet.

Already present at vintage sports car events such as the Le Mans Classic and Chantilly Arts & Elegance, Richard Mille has now made its mark on one of the legendary temples of speed: the Circuit Paul Ricard. 

Opened in 1970 at Le Castellet, in the Var region of France, the track has witnessed some of the most memorable clashes in the sport’s history. The French Formula 1 Grand Prix, Bol d’Or and countless mechanical tests on four and two wheels have helped to establish the Circuit Paul Ricard’s status. A new chapter in its history began on 24 June 2018, when the Formula 1 World Championship returned to France. 

Circuit Paul Ricard

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Equally passionate about watchmaking and racing cars, Richard Mille has chosen to associate its name with the Circuit as an official watchmaking partner. The Richard Mille brand is visible alongside the race track, on video screens and on the track vehicle fleet, as well as throughout public, media and VIP areas. It will also adorn the Tour Chrono, a time tower specially erected at the entrance to the final straight opposite stands and main grandstands. Spectators will be able to keep pace with the thrills of motorsport by following the positions lap by lap, live on a giant screen, thanks to Richard Mille. 

Circuit Paul Ricard

© Richard Mille

‘We are delighted to partner with Richard Mille and showcase our shared passions and values of technology, a pioneering spirit and motorsport’, said Stéphane Clair, Chief Executive of the Circuit Paul Ricard. ‘The Tour Chrono – whose design is a great success because it was created by the teams at Richard Mille – plays a key role at an internationally renowned track such as the Circuit Paul Ricard, because it provides live updates on positions and times, and a live stream of the race itself.’ 

Circuit Paul Ricard

An FIA Grade 1 international circuit with 167 possible configurations. 300 days of operation and 250,000 spectators in 2017. In 2018, it held 21 events open to the public, including the French Formula 1 Grand Prix. 

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Richard Mille did not simply try to find his place in the watchmaking world – he carved one out for himself, constantly striving not to take anything for granted, and to make innovation and extreme technical prowess his driving forces.

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