Richard Mille Johannes Thingnes Bø New Partner
The Norwegian biathlon champion joins the family of Richard Mille's Ambassadors.
As a young boy skiing round the mountain peaks of his native Norway with his brother Tarjei, also a top level biathlete, Johannes Thingnes Bø’s dream was to become Olympic Biathlon Champion. Little did he know that both brothers would one day scale the heights of the world’s biathlon podiums. Johannes achieved his personal dream 2018, at the age of 25 in PyeongChang, where he collected no less than 3 medals, topped off with his first individual Gold after a near faultless performance in the 20 km.
Johannes Thingnes Bø © Richard Mille
Biathlon is unique in that it calls into play two very different disciplines: cross-country skiing and marksmanship with a rifle. Both require supreme concentration. High-precision targeting in a fraction of a second must be combined with long-haul endurance capabilities.
Extreme concentration on the absolute limits of human time chimes naturally with the Richard Mille brand. "Development and innovation are key factors when it comes to reaching the highest possible level both in sports and product," says Johannes. As the newest member of the Richard Mille family, he is negotiating the slopes with a bespoke RM 67-02 Automatic Extra Flat. "The RM 67-02 fits so close to the wrist that it actually feels like it is part of the skin," he adds. "During races, we athletes take our rifles off up to four times, and this calls for an extremely well-fitting watch, not to interfere with the weapon drill. Lightweight, athletic and sporting the Norwegian colors, I know that this watch on my wrist will give me strength and motivation."
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.Find out more >
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