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RMS05

I have always been fascinated by philosophical writing, by gures of speech, by the capacity to convey a message, to leave a trace. Behind each and every element of the collection lies a narrative that speaks to this quest. Our mechanical fountain pen contributes to writing this history by virtue of a perfect harmony among innovation, technicality and traditional savoir-faire. There is more to life than watches. There are also pens. In this world of digital everything, applying a fountain pen to wove stock is a refreshingly fashionable means to communicate.

RMS05

RMS05

I have always been fascinated by philosophical writing, by gures of speech, by the capacity to convey a message, to leave a trace. Behind each and every element of the collection lies a narrative that speaks to this quest. Our mechanical fountain pen contributes to writing this history by virtue of a perfect harmony among innovation, technicality and traditional savoir-faire. There is more to life than watches. There are also pens. In this world of digital everything, applying a fountain pen to wove stock is a refreshingly fashionable means to communicate.

HORLOGE DU QUEBEC

Christened "l'Horloge Porte-bonheurE", the project was launched in 2008 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, the largest French-speaking city of North America. The Republic and Canton of Jura and Richard Mille wanted to offer Quebec a symbolic gesture with a gift in the form of an exclusive creation that would be an emblematic expression of the canton's culture, know-how and activities. The clock was designed to embody the values and exacting standards of Richard Mille's Jura based manufacture, embodied by an incomparably modern design, unprecedented architectural construction and unique level of technical skills. It took six years for the engineers at Richard Mille, working in partnership with the technical college of Porrentruy and the Neuchâtel Haute Ecole Arc, to design, manufacture, and assemble this monumental clock. It is the first clock of its kind designed and made to the exacting standards and conventions of haute horlogerie. In this manner it required 6,571 hours of development, 5,451 components and 3,952 hours of assembly and adjustment in its realization. The stainless steel case recalls the dynamic, curved design of Richard Mille's iconic watch cases, yet it measures 350 x 250 x 130 cm, and weighs in at 1,913 kg. This extraordinary timekeeper ranks among the most consummately executed objects ever produced by the brand, which is understandable when you compare it to a watch: its components are between 300 and 500 times larger, and it weighs 100,000 times more than the RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal.

HORLOGE DU QUEBEC

PLANETARIUM

The Richard Mille Planetarium is a rare and unique object of its kind, containing a vast number of extremely precise indications and astronomic representations within the limits of mechanical design. It was developed to be effective and practical in daily use with the possibility of corrections for different time zones and ease of setting, all of which is executed with workmanship of an extraordinarily high level. All these conditions mean that it is an extremely difficult object to create, and thus a rarity. For this reason more than eight years have been necessary for the development of the Richard Mille Planetarium-Tellurium. Another unique aspect of the Richard Mille Planetarium-Tellurium is the addition of a perpetual calendar to the astronomic representations in combination with a detent chronometer escapement. The combination of a highly accurate going train, a specially developed winding barrel and a chronometer escapment make this the most accurate clockwork Planetarium-Tellurium of its kind in the world.

PLANETARIUM

PLANETARIUM

The Richard Mille Planetarium is a rare and unique object of its kind, containing a vast number of extremely precise indications and astronomic representations within the limits of mechanical design. It was developed to be effective and practical in daily use with the possibility of corrections for different time zones and ease of setting, all of which is executed with workmanship of an extraordinarily high level. All these conditions mean that it is an extremely difficult object to create, and thus a rarity. For this reason more than eight years have been necessary for the development of the Richard Mille Planetarium-Tellurium. Another unique aspect of the Richard Mille Planetarium-Tellurium is the addition of a perpetual calendar to the astronomic representations in combination with a detent chronometer escapement. The combination of a highly accurate going train, a specially developed winding barrel and a chronometer escapment make this the most accurate clockwork Planetarium-Tellurium of its kind in the world.

RM 56-01

When it was unveiled at the 2012 SIHH, the RM 056 split-seconds competition chronograph sapphire, a limited edition of 5 timepieces, caused a shock-wave in the watchmaking world with its pared down purity, its movement with exemplary finishing and its case made entirely of sapphire crystal. Following this technical feat and determined to continue challenging the very limits of fine watchmaking, Richard Mille has created another exceptional piece for 2013: the RM 56-01 Sapphire Crystal. The RM 56-01 Sapphire Crystal symbolises all the expertise Richard Mille has accrued in showcasing a caliber through its sheer transparency. Because the machining of sapphire crystal is an extremely difficult process, the RM 56-01 is only available in a very limited edition of 5 timepieces

RM 56-01

RM 056

The term was used to designate a proof of excellence that an artist or artisan had to present in order to be promoted to the rank of master in his guild. At the crucial moment when seeing the first prototype, Richard Mille remembered how, as a child, he used to be fascinated by exploded views of engines, cars and aircraft. he used to spend hours lost in contemplation of these drawings, which showed meticulous representations in space of all the parts of a complex mechanism, as if the object had burst outwards, yielding this view of all its components. Thus the obvious solution, to reveal the whole architecture of this model in 3D, was a transparent case. And the additional difficulty here was to make it from sapphire crystal. Due to the composition of this material (crystals of aluminium oxide), machining it is an absolutely colossal undertaking. This watchcase, in fact, takes three months to make and throws up a staggering rate of quality-control rejections. If our watchcases were already reputed to be the most complex to make in the industry, this one became a feat that was nothing short of phenomenal. It was what Richard Mille had been dreaming of: producing an object to be both seen and used.  Limited edition of 5 pieces in sapphire.

RM 056

RM 056

The term was used to designate a proof of excellence that an artist or artisan had to present in order to be promoted to the rank of master in his guild. At the crucial moment when seeing the first prototype, Richard Mille remembered how, as a child, he used to be fascinated by exploded views of engines, cars and aircraft. he used to spend hours lost in contemplation of these drawings, which showed meticulous representations in space of all the parts of a complex mechanism, as if the object had burst outwards, yielding this view of all its components. Thus the obvious solution, to reveal the whole architecture of this model in 3D, was a transparent case. And the additional difficulty here was to make it from sapphire crystal. Due to the composition of this material (crystals of aluminium oxide), machining it is an absolutely colossal undertaking. This watchcase, in fact, takes three months to make and throws up a staggering rate of quality-control rejections. If our watchcases were already reputed to be the most complex to make in the industry, this one became a feat that was nothing short of phenomenal. It was what Richard Mille had been dreaming of: producing an object to be both seen and used.  Limited edition of 5 pieces in sapphire.

RM 038

Bubba Watson is having an original style of play, which is atypical and very efficient in terms of power and precision. The idea of associating an elegant object featuring complex mechanics with the raw force that drives very long distances, to the inspiration from the world of golf, from its blend of duration, distance, the concentration of energy at the moment of the swing, and impact for a long-distance shot. A selection of materials that would guarantee ergonomic lightness and shock-resistance. The case is made of magnesium WE54 coated with Miarox® and the baseplate and bridges are in titanium. The latter are very long and span the movement from side to side, in a possible allusion to the shape of the clubs or trajectory of the ball. Numbered Limited Edition- available in Magnesium WE 54.

RM 038

RM 035

The Nadal RM 027 watch proved that an ultra-light complex mechanism was able to withstand the extreme conditions of the world’s most legendary tennis courts with total security. Taking the process further, this ultra-light, ultra-high-performance and ultra-rugged chronograph is Chronofiable® certified. The skeletonised movement is inserted into the architecture of a magnesium-aluminium case. Recreating, beneath the black carbon-fibre flanges, the 3D effect of the succession of terraced mechanisms clearly visible through the broad sapphire crystal of the bezel, uncluttered by any figures.

RM 035

RM 035

The Nadal RM 027 watch proved that an ultra-light complex mechanism was able to withstand the extreme conditions of the world’s most legendary tennis courts with total security. Taking the process further, this ultra-light, ultra-high-performance and ultra-rugged chronograph is Chronofiable® certified. The skeletonised movement is inserted into the architecture of a magnesium-aluminium case. Recreating, beneath the black carbon-fibre flanges, the 3D effect of the succession of terraced mechanisms clearly visible through the broad sapphire crystal of the bezel, uncluttered by any figures.

RM 031

The technical-aesthetic credo of Richard Mille is to open up fine watchmaking to the worlds of art, sport and lifestyle, the purpose here was to tackle the archetype of very high watchmaking art, with performance as an added bonus. This model guarantees extreme performance over the long term : while current standards allow a variation in accuracy of 5 to 8 seconds per day, our specifications for this model demanded 20 to 30 seconds per month. These figures are quite simply exceptional, and indicate a truly extraordinary timepiece. The caliber RM 031 possesses the most advanced regulating mechanism in existence today. Equipped with a variable-inertia balance wheel and a direct-impulse escapement, the RM 031 High Performance guarantees an extraordinarily regular going rate. The movement has a variation of between 0 and 30 seconds per month, offering an accuracy that is four times superior to that of current movements. Limited edition of 10 pieces in platinum.

RM 031

RM 27-01

Inspired by the forces at play during high-level tennis matches, this tourbillon in the collection represents a new development in the creation of tourbillon watches for the word of sports. Designed with all the implemented experience gained during the construction of its predecessor, this new timekeeper represents another milestone in the history of horological development. The whole of its mechanical architecture, weighting just 3.8 grams, was skillfully designed and constructed in taut suspension on a network of shock absorbers anchored in the thickness of the case. Available in carbon. Limited edition of 50 pieces.

RM 27-01

RM 27-01

Inspired by the forces at play during high-level tennis matches, this tourbillon in the collection represents a new development in the creation of tourbillon watches for the word of sports. Designed with all the implemented experience gained during the construction of its predecessor, this new timekeeper represents another milestone in the history of horological development. The whole of its mechanical architecture, weighting just 3.8 grams, was skillfully designed and constructed in taut suspension on a network of shock absorbers anchored in the thickness of the case. Available in carbon. Limited edition of 50 pieces.

RM 027

A high-level world-class tennis match can sometimes last for five hours, even more.
The idea here was to bring a tourbillon into the arena that was capable of withstanding the shocks incurred for hours on end on clay courts, which can involve forces of several hundred G, while remaining totally comfortable and ridiculously lightweight (less than 20 grams): a real challenge for any tourbillon movement. Our existing designs in high-performance mechanics had to be entirely rethought and retested. The whole of its mechanical architecture, weighting just 3.8 grams, was skillfully designed and constructed in taut suspension on a network of shock absorbers anchored in the thickness of the case. Available in carbon. Limited edition of 50 pieces.

RM 027

RM 018

Since their inception in 1858, the house of Boucheron has been creating masterpieces for exceptional clients of every caliber, and the past is dotted with masterpieces of historic jewelry from their workshops on 26, Place Vendôme, such as the legendary tiara for the wife of Tsar Nicholas II, and creations for the Shah of Iran and the Maharajah of Patiala. It was Richard Mille’s aim to create a wristwatch in homage to that history that would combine the exceptional talents of both companies; a literal synthesis of the jeweler’s tradition and 21st century horology. A wristwatch unlike any other, the world premiere arrival of semi-precious and precious stones into the essence of watchmaking itself. Limited edition of 30 numbered watches in 18ct white gold.

RM 018

RM 018

Since their inception in 1858, the house of Boucheron has been creating masterpieces for exceptional clients of every caliber, and the past is dotted with masterpieces of historic jewelry from their workshops on 26, Place Vendôme, such as the legendary tiara for the wife of Tsar Nicholas II, and creations for the Shah of Iran and the Maharajah of Patiala. It was Richard Mille’s aim to create a wristwatch in homage to that history that would combine the exceptional talents of both companies; a literal synthesis of the jeweler’s tradition and 21st century horology. A wristwatch unlike any other, the world premiere arrival of semi-precious and precious stones into the essence of watchmaking itself. Limited edition of 30 numbered watches in 18ct white gold.

RM 008

The RM 008 incorporates all the characteristics of the RM 004 chronograph, to which we added a tourbillon carriage made up of 85 parts and weighing just a third of a gram (0.34 g). Its assembly and regulation alone requires several months to complete. It's the latest model to carry the name of the Formula 1 driver, Felipe Massa, who test drives all Richard Mille watches. The RM 008 Felipe Massa has a baseplate in carbon nanofiber, split second chronograph and bears the colours of the Brazilian flag on its inner bezel and a red crown.

RM 008

RM 001

The Swiss horological industry today represents the culmination of more than 450 years’ development, with an accordingly rich and highly complex economic, social and technological history. Richard Mille Watches has developed its own specific approach to watchmaking with the core strength of specialization within the industry, redefining historical working methods. The best partners with the greatest ability and quality are vetted and chosen personally by Richard Mille. Since there are virtually no standard parts existing in a Richard Mille watch, everything must be contained within the codified final concept exemplifying Richard’s holistic approach to every detail. In 2001 the RM 001 marked the beginning of a new era in watchmaking. Thus, the first Richard Mille watch was born, whose release revolutionized the world of fine watchmaking. That first model, the inspiration of several to follow in the ensuing years, was consciously meant to serve as the landmark for the brand, an embodiment of concepts that could define a vision of 21st century watchmaking.

RM 001

RM 001

The Swiss horological industry today represents the culmination of more than 450 years’ development, with an accordingly rich and highly complex economic, social and technological history. Richard Mille Watches has developed its own specific approach to watchmaking with the core strength of specialization within the industry, redefining historical working methods. The best partners with the greatest ability and quality are vetted and chosen personally by Richard Mille. Since there are virtually no standard parts existing in a Richard Mille watch, everything must be contained within the codified final concept exemplifying Richard’s holistic approach to every detail. In 2001 the RM 001 marked the beginning of a new era in watchmaking. Thus, the first Richard Mille watch was born, whose release revolutionized the world of fine watchmaking. That first model, the inspiration of several to follow in the ensuing years, was consciously meant to serve as the landmark for the brand, an embodiment of concepts that could define a vision of 21st century watchmaking.

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