Founded in 1999 by the man the francese Richard Mille business, the company represents a perfect fusion of extreme technical, innovation and new materials.
Richard Mille, born February 13, 1951 in Draguignan (France) began working in Finhor, a local watch company in 1974. When this was bought by Matra in 1981, Mille is promoted to manage the watch activities of the new company , which then included the YEMA and Cupillard Rieme brands.
The watchmaking activities Matra subsequently sold to Seiko, Mille who left in 1992 to start a watch business for the firm Mauboussin jewelry. In the following years he gained extensive experience in working with, among others, for Audemars Piguet, Repossi and Baccarat.
In 1999, in collaboration with Audemars Piguet, born Richard Mille SA based in Les Breuleux, in the heart of Haute Horlogerie: the canton of Jura in Switzerland.
The first watch was put on sale in 2001. It is a chronometer with tourbillon with outstanding performance, followed by the model RM001 tourbillon, the first to be produced on an industrial scale.
Continuing along with strong the collaboration with major sports stars, Mille launches highly innovative watches market as the RM027, tourbillon renowned for its extremely lightweight (weighing only 18 grams) and dedicated to the champions of tennis Rafael Nadal, or such as RM038, a tourbillon in ultra-light alloy of magnesium-aluminum designed for the golfer Bubba Watson.
One of the most interesting news in recent years is undoubtedly the RM030 of 2011, which provides a gear device able to eliminate risks due to the overvoltage of the mainspring, automatically disengaging the rotor of the charging system when the spring has reached the ideal voltage (ie 50 hours of autonomy, as indicated on the dial) and performing the recoupling when the power reserve reaches 40 hours.
Another masterpiece is the RM 056 Felipe Massa Sapphire: fully transparent and the first watch-case to be built entirely of sapphire. It is a limited edition of 5 units at a price of US $ 1.7 million, and was declared best watch of 2012 the exhibition "Salon Internacional de Alta Relojeria" in Mexico City.
The RM 11 is instead a titanium chronograph, lightweight and anatomically like everyone watches the fashion house, always meet the quality standards that the house now ensures long time.
Fabio Michetti Article