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

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    11 rue du Jura
    2345 les Breuleux

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The watch list

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

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    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

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    RM Collection

    RM 60-01 Flyback Chronograph Regatta

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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

The birth of watches and watch brands

— With three new brands launching at SalonQP, the market still seems to have capacity to absorb the right kind of product.
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Watches&Wonders 2015
Watches&Wonders 2015

Strong watchmaking interest prevails even when the giant is drowsy

— Despite sagging Swiss exports to Hong Kong and China, interest in high-end watchmaking has not waned.
NOVEMBER 14, 2015
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— GMT magazine presents it its Autumn 2015 issue a photo shooting of eight timepieces staged at the DS Store, in Geneva.
NOVEMBER 07, 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

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
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Formula E 2015

— First race, first victory for the Edams-Renault team.
OCTOBER 30, 2015
Richard Mille RM63-02 Heure Universelle
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RM 63-02 World Timer

— Richard Mille presents his new RM 63-02 World Timer with a new automatic in-house movement, at the SIAR in Mexico City.
OCTOBER 23, 2015
GMT 15e anniversaire

GMT’s 15th birthday

— Today, October 15th 2015, GMT celebrates 15 years of watchmaking passion. Taking a look back at the birth of a publication that has loyally accompanying the Haute Horlogerie boom since the year 2000.
OCTOBER 15, 2015
Richard Mille - Réouverture de la boutique de Genève
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Re-opening of the Geneva Boutique

— Richard Mille releases RM 011 Geneva Boutique Edition to celebrate the re-opening of the boutique in Geneva.
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Richard Mille - RM 011 quartz TPT® rouge
Richard Mille

RM 011 red TPT® Quartz

— Coupled with its RM 011 automatic flyback chronograph caliber, Richard Mille presents the latest incarnation of its TPT® quartz case dressed in vibrant red.
OCTOBER 09, 2015
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Tourbillon RM 26-02 Evil Eye

— A new "talisman" timepiece against negative energies... Revealed at Watches & Wonders 2015.
OCTOBER 02, 2015
Watches & Wonders 2015
Watches & Wonders 2015

Innovations galore

— For its third edition, the watchmaking exhibition held in Hong Kong is strengthening its presence with an unprecedented number of striking innovations.
OCTOBER 01, 2015
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    Richard Mille

    New boutique

    — Richard Mille opens its first boutique in Monaco on Place du Casino.
    SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
  • Richard Mille Concours d’Elegance
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    See and be seen at the Concours d’Elégance

    — While certain people were ostensibly dubious as to how Richard Mille would fare in the second edition of Richard Mille’s Concours d’Elegance, even the harshest...
    SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
  • Dubai Watch Week 2015
    Dubai Watch Week 2015

    "The Rebels of Horology"

    — Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons host a unique exhibition of the world’s most innovative brands during highly anticipated five-day event in Dubai.
    SEPTEMBER 02, 2015
  • Photo objectif

    A watch photo crisis?

    — Why are today's watch photos so little creative and so often boring?
    AUGUST 20, 2015
  • Newsletter

    The next Eldorado

    — Permission for Swatch to open up shop in India, a critical look at watch photography and more from GPHG 2015.
    AUGUST 17, 2015
  • Only Watch 2015
    Only Watch

    Inspired personalisations

    — Issued as one-off editions, the watches donated to Only Watch are exclusive not only in terms of their quantity, but also by the originality of their...
    AUGUST 17, 2015