History of Richard Mille
Richard Mille is an eponymous watch brand founded in 1999. Richard Mille worked in the watch industry at a number of French watchmaking firms before launching his own brand. The first Richard Mille watch was launched in the year 2001 and was called the RM 001 Tourbillon, in an initial series of 17 watches. Mille is famous for insisting that his sports ambassadors wear their watch during their sport, and that includes the likes of Rafael Nadal who hits a tennis ball with a force that would kill most watches!
five interesting facts about richard mille
His first watch
Richard Mille carved a model of his first watch idea out of a bar of soap.
Richard Mille didn’t start his own watch business until he was about 50 years old. He had the vision to push watchmaking into something that had not been done before, with a new contemporary approach. And boy did he succeed!
Each Richard Mille has a number, but they weren’t all released in chronological order, as some took longer in development than others.
Richard Mille watches are among some of the most expensive in the world with prices often going way up into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Richard Mille partnered with Dominique Guenat, owner of Guenat SA Montres Valgine, who helped him make his dream of making his own watch come true. They first met in 1988 and as they say, the rest is history.
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