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Richard Mille Brand Reviews & Prices

BRAND HISTORY
Based in Switzerland’s Les Breuleux, the Richard Mille brand was established by its eponymous founder in 1999 with Audemars Piguet as one of its shareholders. The latter’s luxury watchmaking division, Audemars Piguet Renaud et Papi makes some of Richard Mille’s most complicated movements. The brand’s first watch, the RM 001 Tourbillon, was launched in 2001.

Richard Mille’s watches combine technical innovation with architecture and artistry, with attention to details from the shape of the screws to the construction of the movement. The brand is also known for its many collaborations with sports personalities like Rafael Nadal, Felipe Massa and Bubba Watson, creating and naming timepieces for them. 

In 2007, Richard Mille was awarded the prestigious ‘Aiguille d’Or’ award for the RM012, which was two years in the making. This revolutionary timepiece was the first ever with baseplate and bridges in steel and titanium tubes. The winding barrel, tourbillon case and going train were made with the aluminium alloy, Anticorodal 100 (AlMgSi1), selected for its corrosion resistance, strength and ability to absorb vibrations. The timepiece was created in a limited edition of 30 pieces.

KEY WATCHES

RM 27-01
While not the brand’s first collaboration with tennis star, Rafael Nadal (it’s an upgrade to the original RM 27 watch made for him), it’s one of the lightest in the world, weighing just 19g thanks to the use of carbon nanotubes.
RM 50-02 ACJ
In partnership with Airbus Corporate Jets, Richard Mille launched this tourbillon split seconds chronograph. Made with grade 5 titanium, the watch features parts with a special aeronautical coating used to protect engine and chassis parts from corrosion.
RM 67-01
Using the new calibre CRMA6, just 3.6mm thick, this timepiece sees an extreme skeletonisation to create visual depth in the movement. The numerals were created in solid metal and mounted on two linked titanium rails attached to the movement.

BOUTIQUES
#01-08, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower, Singapore

#02-102, Hotel Michael, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt, Singapore

BRAND AMBASSADORS
Rafael Nadal, Felipe Massa, Romain Grosjean, Sebastien Loeb, Sebastien Ogier, Bubba Watson, Cristie Kerr, Diana Luna, Yohan Blake, Roberto Mancini, Pablo Mac Donough, Michelle Yeoh, Benjamin Millepied, Alexis Pinturault

We are not exactly sure if Richard Mille is trying to play it fair, but its introduction of a new men’s and women’s creation apiece is certain to please all quarters.

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