The quintessential sports tourbillon, the Richard Mille RM 027 RN, officially debuted at the 2010 French Open on the wrist of that year’s champion, Rafael Nadal. It was specifically created to stand up to the punishment of the tennis court. Then Richard Mille introduced the RM 27-02, which is even more high-tech, mechanically resistant, and expensive than the first edition. Read on to discover why.
If you like technology, watches, and sports – and you like them all together – you’re in luck: Richard Mille has just joined a McLaren co-created professional cycling team as one of the main sponsors: meet Team Bahrain McLaren!
Ahead of the eighth edition of the Only Watch auction taking place on November 9, 2019 in Geneva, Martin Green takes a look at ten unique-piece chronographs going under the hammer. Which is your favorite?
With his long-running issue with alarm clocks, Joshua Munchow is the perfect potential customer (his wallet not withstanding) for the RM 62-01 Tourbillon Vibrating Alarm ACJ, the most complicated Richard Mille watch to date and one that features the first purposefully silent mechanical alarm in a wristwatch.
Elizabeth Doerr takes a look at the exploding juxtaposition between watches and tennis so far in 2019, taking stock of who’s sponsoring what and why.
In the Wimbledon 2019 men’s final Novak Djokovic (Seiko) duked it out with Roger Federer (Rolex). Djokovic prevailed in an epic five-set match that lasted almost five hours, setting the record for the longest men’s final at Wimbledon, and lifted the trophy with a Seiko Astron GPS Solar SSH003 on his wrist. What other interesting watches did resident spotter Nick Gould find in the crowd during the fortnight? Find out here!
Benjamin Millepied is perhaps the most famous choreographer working in ballet today. And he has been a Richard Mille ambassador for many years. Elizabeth Doerr sat down with Benjamin to discuss the partnership and his life in dance.
At lunch with King Juan Carlos of Spain one day, Rafael Nadal asked him what he thought of the brand Richard Mille as he was considering a possible collaboration. In response, the king is said to have shown Nadal the Richard Mille watch on his wrist. And the rest, as they say, is history. But what else does the king like to wear? Nick Gould reports.
The components of a mechanical watch movement are little more than a series of springs and wheels held together by plates and/or bridges. No matter the configuration, complication or finish, the ensemble is secured by the humble movement screw. So it’s a pleasant surprise that several watchmakers have boldly ventured beyond the thread and the slot to reimagine the movement screw.
Now, please don’t take this title the wrong way: this list is not definitive. Which is why it is not entitled “The 5 Most Innovative Wristwatches Ever Made.” This list could have encompassed 15 or even 20 innovative wristwatches! And there are surely differing opinions. However, for Elizabeth Doerr, these five timepieces encompass comprehensive parts of what is great about the modern world of wristwatches.