When Richard Mille, former CEO of Mauboussin Watches, founded his eponymous company in 2001; his goal was to incorporate his passion for modern mechanics with a unique conceptual approach. Inspired by the latest in aeronautical design, race-car technology and cutting-edge materials, Richard Mille watches represented a revolutionary break from Swiss watchmaking tradition. A drive for innovation and technical engineering excellence are the cornerstones of Richard Mille design.
The use of brand-new materials, such as carbon nanofiber and aluminum-lithium, has pioneered a new age of watchmaking style. Sophisticated engineering design, the results of thousands of hours of labor, has resulted in unmatchable precision and reliability. Advanced chronometric results are achieved through ergonomic structure and exceptional fabrication quality. After only a decade of production, Richard Mille is already a household name.
Five Unique Watch Designs
- The RM 037: Available in red, white or standard gold, the skeletonized open design of this watch allows an unobstructed view of the intricate multi-layered mechanism beneath.
- The RM 004 Felipe Massa: Inspired by the great Formula 1 driver, this timepiece has a carbon nanofiber base complemented by the red and yellow colors of the Brazilian flag on the inner bezel.
- The RM 007 Ladies Diamond: This sophisticated monochrome model features a stylized black and white enameled dial. Eight brilliant round-cut diamonds are embedded in the zebra-striped dial.
- The RM 016 Titalyt: This skeletonized automatic watch with adjustable rotor geometry features a brushed titanium rectangular dial, set on an olive leather strap.
- The RM 21 Aerodyne: The first watch created with a titanium exterior framework, complemented by a honeycombed titanium and carbon nanofiber dial. This masculine design is both stylish and sturdy.
Five Innovations from Richard Mille
- 2001: The RM 001 is the first watch to be built on a titanium baseplate, with a sapphire-coated dial.
- 2005: The RM 005 is introduced, the world’s first wristwatch with a variable geometry rotor.
- 2006: The presentation of the Richard Mille Planetarium-Tellurium, the first clock-driven planetarium for nearly half a millennium.
- 2008: The RM 018 becomes the world’s first wristwatch to feature wheels created from precious and semi-precious stones.
- 2010: RM creates one of the world’s lightest mechanical tourbillons, with a movement weight of just 3.83 grams.
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