Covid-19 shutdowns prevented Richard Mille from surpassing one billion Swiss francs in turnover, but it’s only a matter of time for the brand which checked out of 2020 with its most complex chronograph to date.
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Over the past twelve months FHH Journal has reported on watch industry news, covering everything from the markets to brands and their products. Here, in brief, are some of the events that marked this unusual year.
Two years after the black and white of the RM 71-01, the RM 71-02 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman goes all-out colour. This collection of ten models, each a seven-piece limited edition, celebrates the ’70s.
Through sustained research and innovation, Richard Mille has successfully combined a composite – carbon – and a noble metal – gold - to produce Gold Carbon TPT®.
Ultra-light, extra-resistant, super-luminescent, unbreakable... watch brands continue to push the envelope for the materials used to encase our watches. Here's a selection of this year's innovations.
Innovations come thick and fast at Richard Mille. After the RM 72-01, the brand's first in-house chronograph with a patented mechanism, featured in a film by choreographer Benjamin Millepied and composer Thomas Roussel, all eyes are on the RM 27-04. This tourbillon with a world-first construction celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand's partnership with tennis legend Rafael Nadal.
Singular yet timeless, innovative and performance-driven, the RM 72-01 Lifestyle In-House Chronograph is poised at the intersection between Haute Horlogerie, dance and music. Movement is all. Movement of time, of bodies, of notes.
The RM 11-05 Automatic Flyback Chronograph GMT debuts in grey Cermet. Exclusive to Richard Mille, this innovative material combines the lightness of titanium with the hardness of diamond.