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).

     

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  • Contact Richard Mille

    Richard Mille
    11 rue du Jura
    2345 les Breuleux
    Switzerland

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Featured Richard Mille Watches

  • Richard Mille - RM 016 Automatique Extra Plate - 516.04.91

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 016 Automatic Extra Flat

  • Richard Mille - RM 037 Ladies - watch face view

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 037 Ladies

  • Richard Mille - RM 39-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Aviation E6-B

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 39-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Aviation E6-B

  • Richard Mille RM 63-01 Dizzy Hands - watch face view

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 63-01 Dizzy Hands

  • Richard Mille RM 60-01 Flyback Chronograph Regatta - watch face view

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 60-01 Flyback Chronograph Regatta

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RM 011 Yellow Flash

— Focus on an exclusive RM 011 model in black ceramic available only from selected Richard Mille stores.
JULY 26, 2015
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Tribute to Jules Bianchi

— Richard Mille pays tribute to the young pilot, who was far more than a partner.
JULY 21, 2015
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Congratulations to e-dams Renault!

— Richard Mille congratulates e-dams Renault for its Formula E constructor’s world championship title
JULY 10, 2015
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The many friends of Richard Mille

— Richard Mille’s ambassadors are varied and contrasting. Some are discreet, others very much in the media spotlight. An encounter with the modest-natured polo champion Pablo Mac Donough, who discusses the company’s strategy in this regard.
JULY 09, 2015
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Rectangular watches in vogue

— There has been a small renaissance in the field of rectangular watches, with new avant-garde designs arriving on the market to complement the existing classic offerings.
JULY 06, 2015
Felipe Massa 10th Anniversary RM 011
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"Felipe Massa 10th Anniversary" - RM 011

— Second limited edition presented by Richard Mille for the 10th anniversary of the partnership with Felipe Massa.
JULY 06, 2015
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Watch dials

A question of legibility

— Tone on tone colouring, excessively small typography as well as dials overladen with indications all detract from the readability of watches. The problem is that this does not always stem from a deliberate style effect.
JULY 03, 2015
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Fresh as a daisy

— Nature is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for watchmakers who appear to have passed the word around with a flurry of feminine models featuring floral motifs. It is the season for romance and fine mechanisms…
JULY 01, 2015
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"Felipe Massa 10th Anniversary" - RM 056

— Richard Mille presents two limited editions for the 10th anniversary of the partnership with Felipe Massa.
JUNE 29, 2015
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Now you see me, now you don't

— Playing hide and seek is not only a children's game. It's also a whole area of watchmaking expertise, one that is worth discovering. And it's no child's play.
JUNE 29, 2015
Roland Garros
Roland Garros

Game, set and watch

— On the court, there could only be one winner, but is the horological victor at Roland Garros as clear-cut?
JUNE 08, 2015
Richard Mille, Rafael Nadal © Olivier Müller / Delos Communications
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Nadal vs Mille : 27-02

— Richard Mille and Rafael Nadal met up in Paris to unveil the RM27-02, the fifth generation of the featherweight timepiece produced by the former for the latter. An interview between two heavyweights in their respective fields.
MAY 27, 2015
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— There is a place for everyone, every car and every watch when the automotive and horological worlds meet.
MAY 25, 2015
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    Voiles de Saint Barth

    — Richard Mille congratulates the winners of the 6th edition of les Voiles de Saint Barth.
    APRIL 26, 2015
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    The strongest link

    — The past three months have seen significant developments in the field of watch bands, a useful blanket term encompassing both straps and bracelets. These...
    APRIL 17, 2015
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    RM 60-01 Voiles de Saint Barth

    — Richard Mille is, for the sixth time in a row, principal partner of Les Voiles de Saint Barth. On this occasion, the brand unveils a new limited edition of the...
    APRIL 10, 2015