4 Reasons to Buy a Watch from Richard Mille
State-of-the-art in-house caliber with tourbillon, chronograph, or GMT capabilities
Very lightweight and sturdy thanks to innovative materials
Limited special edition that may add value
Haute Horlogerie for the 21st Century
Luxury watchmaker Richard Mille has been a source of innovation in the watch industry since its inception in 2001. This Swiss company has a mission to bring luxury watches to the 21st century. Part of that means using state-of-the-art materials from the racing and aerospace industries.
Richard Mille is also a pioneer in movement technology. For example, we use rare materials such as grade 5 titanium, graphene, aluminium-lithium alloy, and carbon. Richard Mille’s master watchmakers are developing new movements for all models, starting with the base plate and ending with a new type of shock protection. All the while, they continue to focus on functionality. It is useless to look for unwanted frills in Richard Mille’s movements.
The first model, the RM001 Tourbillon, set the bar very high. With an independent power reserve and torque indicator, this two-handed watch is extremely shock-resistant for a tourbillon watch. In addition, its barrel-shaped case and heavily skeletonized dial are very futuristic and set the standard for the designs found today.
The special edition made for former F1 driver Felipe Massa and tennis star Rafael Nadal is of particular interest. These watches are extremely sturdy, even though they weigh very little. In fact, they can easily withstand the extreme situations they experience in the cockpits and tennis courts of F1 race cars.