Around the turn of the 21st century, a revolution took place in the world of contemporary horology; its champion was named Richard Mille. Cutting edge modern design was blended seamlessly with an unfaltering commitment to the very best in technical innovation, the heritage and culture of fine watchmaking, and a new approach to hand finishing. Richard Mille’s first release, the RM 001 Tourbillon took the haute horology world by storm, ushering in a new era of fine watchmaking.
Continuing to push the envelope of what was possible, RM released additional emblematic models such as the RM 008 Chronograph Tourbillon and the RM 056-02 Felipe Massa Sapphire Tourbillon which was the first mens timepiece to have a case constructed entirely from sapphire. Richard Mille’s popularity grew even more widespread with the release of the RM 011 line, which has been adopted by collectors worldwide.
Richard Mille’s numerous celebrity sponsorships and endorsements include professional golfer Bubba Watson, tennis player Rafael Nadal, Formula 1 racecar drivers Felipe Massa, Romain Grosjean, Jenson Button, and Fernando Alonso, many of whom have helped to develop their own signature limited edition RM models. Richard Mille timepieces have also been designed and worn by major film actors Jackie Chan, Natalie Portman, and Sylvester Stallone.
Always an active contributor to professional sporting events, RM sponsors the LeMans Classic racing series as well as the Voiles de Saint Barths sailing regatta, each of which have inspired signature RM models.