‘I live life in the fast lane, so timing is important.’
Undoubtedly one of the best rally drivers of his generation, Sébastien Ogier owes his multiples successes at the wheel to his endurance and sense of perfection.
Richard Mille was introduced to Sébastien Ogier by his friend Nicolas Todt. The affinities between them are the result of their shared passion and obsession with perfection.
Sébastien makes no attempt to hide his enthusiasm when he talks about Richard Mille: ‘He’s not just any watchmaker; he has a big reputation in the car racing world. Richard Mille is also enthusiastic about the field and has strong ties to it.’ This is undoubtedly one of the reasons that made it possible for the brand to support the sportsman in his discipline.
Sébastien first drove in 2016 wearing the RM 011 Flyback Chronograph. He now wears the RM 67-02 Automatic Extra Flat with the colours of his home country, France.
At the age of 34, the rally driver from Gap in France drove and won the championship for the sixth consecutive time at the wheel of the M-Sport prepared Ford Fiesta WRC. He already boasts one of the finest careers in rallying less than 12 years after his debut. When he landed behind the wheel of the 2006 Peugeot 206 Cup, Sebastien Ogier also met his co-driver Julien Ingrassia, who has remained at his side ever since. He is the current holder of the World Rally Drivers' Championship, having won the title six times. With 46 victories in the World Rally Championship and 6 consecutive WRC titles, he is the 2nd most successful WRC driver of all time. Sébastien Ogier is now driving for Citroën, the eight-time WRC constructor’s champion with the goal of winning the WRC Drivers Championship with a third car manufacturer.
‘As Rafael Nadal says, a Richard Mille watch is like a second skin! The fact that it is light gives me confidence. In my field, you’re constantly fighting against the clock to gain a few tenths or even hundredths of a second. So the reliability of the chronograph becomes the decisive factor.’