A brand that launched its first wristwatch just 16 years ago, Richard Mille has quickly become one of the biggest names in luxury watchmaking. Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Michelle Yeoh, Natalie Portman, John Blake, Rafael Nadal, Bubba Watson, and of course Felipe Massa, among many others Celebrity endorsements and sponsorships, it’s definitely not about wondering how Richard Mille got so big, so fast. But it would be a mistake to attribute their success solely to celebrity associations – the watches themselves are a huge contributing factor, offering some of the most advanced features in some of the most experimental and high-tech materials in the world, as well as 21st century features Aesthetics and above all – a tribute to the long tradition of Swiss watchmaking.
Richard Mille – RM011 The first thing that catches your eye when you look at this watch is the 18 carat rose gold bezel expertly set with approximately 2.5 carats of round brilliant cut VS1 diamonds , the color is GH. Meticulously designed and crafted by our own Time 4 Diamonds bespoke department, this bezel replaces the original stock grade 5 titanium bezel and adds an extra touch of luxury to an already luxurious watch. This kind of customization is characteristic of the most exclusive and imaginative work we do at Time 4 Diamond Customization Department, if you are interested in customizing your own watch, whether it is diamond or gem setting, PVD, DLC or even just changing the dial – Give us a call or email.
The skeletonized dial is one of the most distinctive visual and functional elements of this RM-011. Attached to an anti-glare, curved sapphire crystal, this dial has a lot going for it, adorned with Arabic numerals in a numeral style, with three counters, date and month display, tachymeter and hours, minutes and seconds. The oversized semi-instantaneous date display below the 12 o’clock position is a really cool addition here, framed in a horizontal aperture outlined in red, and works in tandem with the month display between 4 and 5 o’clock. Three chronograph subdials featuring a 60-minute countdown at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour totalizer at 6 o’clock, and a seconds display at 3 o’clock, all with luminescent hands, provide almost every All clockwork functions.
The dial is also used to showcase the RMAC1 Richard Mille RM-011 movement, which features a flyback chronograph pioneered by the brand, allowing the wearer to rest the chronograph without stopping or pausing the movement – very important when you measure the seconds hand Time like Formula 1. One of the other important features of the movement is the variable geometry rotor, an exclusive Richard Mille design that allows you to adjust the efficiency of the self-winding according to the activity of the wearer.
There is no doubt that the Richard Mille RM-011 is a big watch, with a grade 5 titanium case measuring 40mm wide, 50mm long and 16mm thick, you won’t want to miss it. The RM-011 case itself borrows aesthetic elements from its RM-004 and RM-008 predecessors, took a full year of research and development and required as many as 202 separate machine operations to manufacture, and is primarily composed of three grade 5 titanium (and now rose gold) parts and held together with 20 grade 5 titanium screws. A large triple lock rubber bezel grade 5 titanium crown and grade 5 titanium chronograph pushers add a pleasing finishing touch to this watch The instantly recognizable case, while the sapphire crystal case back allows you to see the RMAC1 All the splendor of the movement.
A racing machine on your wrist
A classic black breathable rubber strap further adds to the sporty look of this watch and is fitted with a smooth grade 5 titanium safety clasp. While we’ve established that the watch is large on the wrist, it’s not bulky at all, and feels remarkably light — so light you almost forget you’re wearing it. Thanks to the Felipe Massa association, Richard Mille first marketed the watch as a ‘racing machine for the wrist’, paying homage to racing precision in design tuning. Despite Richard Mille’s short time on the market, they are clearly here to stay, and this highly collectible piece is now even more luxurious The RM-011 Felipe Massa is already a classic for fine watch lovers.