Richard Mille

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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  • About Richard Mille

    The Richard Mille brand is above all a human adventure – that of the man himself, Richard Mille, born in southern France and blessed with a consuming interest in mechanics. After studying marketing, his first professional experience sealed his destiny: he joined the watchmaking company Finhor as export manager, before becoming Director for all the firm’s watchmaking brands when Finhor was bought out by the Matra Group.

    When Richard Mille joined Mauboussin in 1990 as CEO of the watchmaking division and Head of jewellery, his involvement with the process of designing watches was that of an acclaimed expert – and it was from then on that he developed his vision of modern watchmaking.

    The history of Richard Mille’s firm is that of an audacious human endeavour. In 2001, with the support of the best Swiss movement manufacturers – and attentive to what enthusiastic retailers had to say – Mille decided to create his own brand, the first watch of which was the RM 001.

    Right from the outset, Richard Mille embarked on a highly technical watchmaking route, with a renewed vision of watchmaking codes and a pronounced taste for challenge. The latter led him into contact with the world of sports, through which he developed a close understanding with very high-level athletes.

    Keen to go beyond the traditional pattern for ambassadors, Richard Mille designs timepieces that personally involve each sportsperson who is a partner of the ‘RM Family’. They all wear their watches during competitions to test their performance in real time. Felipe Massa raced with the RM 006 tourbillon for two Grand Prix seasons. Rafael Nadal was wearing his RM 027 for his wins in 2010. And Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, one of the fastest men in the world, has been running with his RM on his wrist since the summer of 2012.

    These references demonstrate the unwavering commitment of Richard Mille to designing outstanding timepieces that take innovation to its limits.

  • Richard Mille's philosophy

    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.

  • Richard Mille's 5 key dates

    2001: Richard Mille founded
    2004: creation of the RM 006 tourbillon
    2005: creation of the RM 007, the first ladies’ model in the collection
    2007: the RM 012 is awarded the Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
    2013: creation of the Rafael Nadal RM27-01, the lightest watch in the world, weighing only 19 grams including the strap.

  • Richard Mille's collections

    The design and production of RM watches revolves around a global approach to the case, dial and each movement component. The assembly is put together like a symphony, in line with extremely stringent specifications – akin to the chassis and engine on a Formula One car. All the watches are characterised by ergonomics, lightness, dynamism, technical complexity, complex production and exceptional finishes. Each case is wrought from completely innovative materials, ensuring the watches are hard-wearing – and providing a striking contrast of shades and polished finishes.

    The constantly evolving tonneau-shaped watches embody the innovative spirit of Richard Mille. They boast a highly ergonomic design and a movement that shows off many different complications – as well as a design that’s thicker in the middle than at the edges, for a graceful aerodynamic look.

    The rectangular cases strike an ideal balance between ergonomics and modernity. Their trim lines and ultra-slim style highlight the movement itself. There are three main models: the automatic RM 016 – the first watch in the collection to use this discreetly styled shape; the RM 017 tourbillon; and the RM 020 tourbillon pocket watch.

    The first model in the range to have adopted a round case is the RM 025 tourbillon diver’s watch, due to obvious technical considerations. The only way of ensuring watertightness up to 30 ATM, required for divers’ watches to comply with ISO 6425, is to have a round case.

    In common with all the other watches in the collection, the round cases house extremely technical movements and a plethora of complications that are far more intricate than they might first appear. The following options are available: the RM 025 tourbillon chronograph diver’s watch, the RM 028 automatic diver’s watch, the RM 031 High Performance, the RM 032 automatic flyback chronograph diver’s watch, the extra thin automatic RM 033, and the Tourbillon RM 039 aviation flyback chronograph (new for 2013).

     

    See the full Richard Mille collection.

     

  • Contact Richard Mille

    Richard Mille
    11 rue du Jura
    2345 les Breuleux
    Switzerland

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The watch list

Featured Richard Mille Watches

  • Richard Mille - Tourbillon fleur - RM 19-02 - watch face view - open flower

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    Tourbillon fleur RM 19-02

  • Richard Mille - Tourbillon RM 26-02 Evil Eye

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    Tourbillon RM 26-02 Evil Eye

  • Richard Mille - Tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    Tourbillon RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal

  • Richard Mille - RM 62-03 World Timer

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 62-03 World Timer

  • Richard Mille - RM 69 Erotic

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 69 Erotic

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SIHH 2016

Around the world in 24 hours

— Worldtime display is a rare complication that made a strong showing the SIHH 2016, as well as inspiring a number of fine innovations. A brief world tour at the spin of a dial.
FEBRUARY 09, 2016
Terre vue de l'espace
Richard MIlle Sebastien Ogier Monte-Carlo
Richard Mille

Sébastien Ogier winner at Monte Carlo

— Sébastien Ogier, who is the most recent member to join Richard Mille’s family of partners, claims his fourth victory at Monte Carlo.
JANUARY 30, 2016
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New communications Director

— Aymeric Mantoux appointed communications Director.
JANUARY 25, 2016
RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon chronographe à rattrapante
SIHH: Richard Mille

Taking to the skies

— The RM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph, the fruit of a partnership between Richard Mille and Airbus Corporate Jet, combines the watchmaker’s iconic barrel-shaped case with technical and formal elements borrowed from ACJ.
JANUARY 22, 2016
SIHH 2016

Our highlights from the first day

— Every day of the SIHH 2016 our editorial team bring you their personal favourites among the many new watches.
JANUARY 19, 2016
Richard Mille RMS05 Fountain Pen
SIHH 2016: Richard Mille

RMS05 Fountain Pen

— By creating this mechanical pen, Richard Mille revisits an emblematic object.
JANUARY 19, 2016
SIHH 2016 Preview

What to look out for at this year’s SIHH

— As we look forward to the annual flood of new releases next week, WorldTempus helps to steer you through the forthcoming horological labyrinth.
JANUARY 15, 2016
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Richard Mille

Rafael Nadal in 2016

— For the tennis champion, 2016 looks as if it will prove to be more auspicious.
JANUARY 08, 2016
Richard Mille RM 07-01 Ladies Polo Club de Saint-Tropez
Richard Mille

Azure blue

— The RM 07-01 Ladies Polo Club de Saint-Tropez celebrates the third year of partnership between the Swiss watchmaker and the famous French polo club.
DECEMBER 31, 2015
Top 5 most-viewed watches in 2015 on WorldTempus
Review

The top 5 watches viewed on WorldTempus in 2015

— A mixture of some of the most sought-after watches on the Internet and the most popular watches in our monthly competitions this year make up the top 5 watches viewed in our watchfinder this year.
DECEMBER 30, 2015
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Unique complications

Peerless complexity

— Displays, operating mode, structure, indications: these watches simply have no equivalent and are thus unique in their kind, although not necessarily crazy or expensive.
DECEMBER 23, 2015
Richard Mille Pablo Mac Donough
Richard Mille

Pablo Mac Donough winner in Argentina

— Polo player and Richard Mille's partner Pablo Mac Donough won with his team the most prestigious tournament in the world.
DECEMBER 22, 2015
Richard Mille - Ecurie française ART Grand Prix
Richard Mille

French ART Grand Prix team

— Richard Mille and ART Grand Prix are champions in the team and driver categories of GP2 and GP3.
DECEMBER 19, 2015
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    The Jedi’s watch

    — With a title such as "The Force Awakens", it’s hard not to imagine what watches Han Solo and his friends (and enemies) might wear.
    DECEMBER 18, 2015
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    Skulls

    Head-turning, headstrong skull watches

    — Macabre symbol turned fashion item, the skull is everywhere this year on bags and clothes, including in the luxury sector. Watchmaking is no exception.
    DECEMBER 11, 2015
  • Richard Mille RM 07-02 Pink Lady Saphir
    Richard Mille

    RM 07-02 Pink Lady Saphir

    — Richard Mille dedicates to women this new RM 07-02 Pink Lady Saphir, an automatic calibre protected by a pink sapphire case.
    DECEMBER 04, 2015
  • Lady in Love

    Dreamy hours

    — Your watch does far more than merely telling the time. It expresses who you are, what you love, and perhaps even how you love. What if watchmaking were in fact...
    NOVEMBER 30, 2015
  • International Historic Motoring Awards 2015
    Richard Mille

    International Historic Motoring Awards 2015

    — Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille gets for the second time the Prize of the Motoring Event of the Year.
    NOVEMBER 28, 2015
  • Richard Mille

    RM 67-01 Automatic Extra Flat

    — The case of the new RM 67-01 represents the first time that the tonneau shape has been created in an extra flat form.
    NOVEMBER 19, 2015
  • Only Watch 2015

    Rendezvous in Geneva

    — The Only Watch auction is taking place in Geneva tomorrow. This year 44 watch brands will be participating in this unique and exceptional event.
    NOVEMBER 06, 2015
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    Transparency

    Panoramic vision

    — The movement, up close and personal. Away with dials and metal: it’s all about transparency, visual delights and majestic mechanics!
    NOVEMBER 02, 2015
  • Richard Mille

    Formula E 2015

    — First race, first victory for the Edams-Renault team.
    OCTOBER 30, 2015