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

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    RM 016 Automatic Extra Flat

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    RM Collection

    RM 037 Ladies

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    RM 39-01 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Aviation E6-B

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    RM 63-01 Dizzy Hands

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    RM 60-01 Flyback Chronograph Regatta

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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
Richard Mille, Voiles de Saint Barth
Bracelet © DR
Watch bands

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 should not be regarded merely as evolved versions of existing models, since we are in fact seeing the emergence of a truly new generation.
APRIL 17, 2015
Richard Mille, RM60-01 Voiles de Saint Barth
Richard Mille

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 RM 60-01 Voiles de Saint Barth.
APRIL 10, 2015
Alexis Pinturault, © Agence Zoom
Richard Mille

Alexis Pinturault on the podium

— A Richard Mille's ambassador, the French skier finished third in the Ski World Cup rankings.
APRIL 02, 2015
Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition
Exhibitions

Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition

— Organised under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar, the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2015 will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) between February 24th and 28th and will host over 500 international jewellery and watch brands.
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille
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Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille

— The second edition of Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille will be held on Sunday, 6th September 2015.
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
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Innovation

Inventors without borders

— In its quest for innovation, the watchmaking industry searches far and wide for inspiration.
FEBRUARY 07, 2015
Paul O'Neil, editor in chief WorldTempus, Richard Mille SIHH 2015
Richard Mille

Video. Women's New Watches, SIHH 2015

— Paul O'Neil, editor in chief, WorldTempus, introduces Richard Mille's new models for women unveiled at the SIHH.
FEBRUARY 05, 2015
Bouquet de fleurs
SIHH 2015

How the Geneva garden grows

— Petals, leaves, pistils and stamens all flourished on the artistic crafts watches unveiled at the SIHH 2015. Let’s enjoy a brief stroll amid these floral delights
FEBRUARY 04, 2015
Bracelet gourmette © Richard Mille
Richard Mille

New Open Link bracelet

— The Open Link strap offers women a very light, airy and flexible type of bracelet with a more casual appearance.
FEBRUARY 03, 2015
Richard Mille, Tourbillon RM 51-02 Diamant Twister
Richard Mille

RM51-02 Tourbillon Diamond Twister

— The new high jewelry Tourbillon RM 51-02 Diamant Twister takes all of its cues from the swirling form of a twisting spiral, a shape expressed in many organic forms around us in the natural environment.
JANUARY 23, 2015
SIHH 2015

3 new gold bracelets that stand out from the crowd

— Highlights from day 2
JANUARY 21, 2015
Richard Mille, RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur
Richard Mille

RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur

— The new RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur imitates nature in the most exquisitely extreme manner possible.
JANUARY 19, 2015
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    The CEO’s choice

    — WorldTempus asked the CEOs of some of its partner brands for their suggestions for Christmas gifts. Suggesting a specific watch from one’s own brand is not...
    NOVEMBER 20, 2014
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    Richard Mille

    Golfer Bubba Watson wins in Shanghai

    — Bubba Watson, Richard Mille's friend and partner, won the HSBC Champions tournament. The competition was a joined event between the American circuit ...
    NOVEMBER 18, 2014
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    Richard Mille

    The smart man and his smart watches

    — We caught up with Richard Mille at the SIAR in Mexico last month and were surprised to find him wearing an entry-level Samsung smartwatch on the opposite wrist...
    NOVEMBER 06, 2014