The RM 001 Tourbillon, the first watch ever to bear the Richard Mille name, literally and figuratively launched the millennium: The year was 2001, and the model marked the beginning of an new era in watchmaking. From the very inception of the brand, Richard Mille endeavoured to apply to watchmaking techniques and materials found in the most innovative sectors, such as Formula 1 race car development or the aerospace industry, always with the goal of creating an extreme timepiece that was both uncompromising and gimmick-free.
Today, the collection’s more than seventy models point resolutely towards the future, whilst holding steadfast to the time-honoured traditions of fine watchmaking. Richard Mille’s success is a product of three crucial elements: The best in technical innovation, the best of artistry and architecture, the best of fine watchmaking heritage, as exemplified by hand finishing. Richard Mille watches are efficient and uncompromising. The characteristic, ergonomic shape of the watchcase now exemplifies the brand’s iconic visual identity. Diminutive marvels of technology, painstakingly produced in limited quantities, Richard Mille’s timepieces are designed specifically for those with a keen appreciation and love of fine watchmaking.