Historical
models

These masterpieces are part of our history and have a unique identity that fuels our passion by pushing the principles of innovative watchmaking to the extreme.

RM 002-V1 TOURBILLON

2001

The serial production model of the first RM 001 prototype, the RM 002 immediately exhibits the aesthetic vocabulary used to produce its horological architecture. Stripping away the conventional opaque dial and opening up the case back through transparent sapphire within the broad, curvaceous bezels reveals the architectural interior in its entirety. The 3D effect can be observed from every angle.

RM 001 TOURBILLON

2001

Technicity, performance, extreme resistance have been Richard Mille’s maxims since he started out on this adventure. The RM 001 presented behind the scenes of Baselworld 2001 by the creator, throwing the watch without remorse onto the ground to prove to his future retailers and partners that this tourbillon caliber was unique, a legendary and immediate success, all these stories are part of the RM 001.

RM 003-V1 TOURBILLON

2002

Released in 2002, the RM 003 is a dual time zone tourbillon, using an optically coated, numbered sapphire glass disc for the second time zone with numerals that only appear when they are suspended over a white background at 3 o’clock. The brand has always believed that fine watchmaking should open itself up to the world and to a broad spectrum of disciplines. It should be both sophisticated and practical, easy to use, and comfortable on the wrist.

RM 008-V1 TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAH

2003

The RM 008-V1 combines a tourbillon and a split-second mechanism. These two complex specifications combined together and lodged in the heart of a mechanical caliber, is a major technical feat. Built on a grade 5 titanium baseplate, it’s been many years in development and taken up thousands of hours of study to arrive at this point. The watch itself has over 500 separate pieces.

RM 006 TOURBILLON FELIPE MASSA

2004

The partnership between Richard Mille and Felipe Massa came about from a friendly challenge between two friends. Felipe wanted a watch capable of resisting the high g-forces in F1 racetrack conditions, whilst being extremely light and easy to wear.

RM 005 AUTOMATIC

2004

In 2004, Richard Mille introduced its first automatic model, the RM 005, with a semi-instantaneous date-change. The tremendous difficulty with the RM 005 was creating the titanium baseplate. The brand had to research and invest in the right type of tools to produce it. The challenge was not simply designing these baseplates, but also the methods required in their production.

RM 004-V1 CHRONOGRAPH

2004

The RM 004 is one of the new generation of chronograph design in the most inspiring and challenging watch category. Its characteristics embody the rugged mechanical beauty of F1, unique performance characteristics and exceptional rarity.

RM 009 TOURBILLON FELIPE MASSA

2005

Presented in 2005, the RM 009 Felipe Massa was the lightest tourbillon watch ever produced when it was launched (29 grams without the strap), created using an ALUSIC® casing (aluminium silicium carbide) and a skeleton movement made of aluminium-lithium (two world premieres).

RM 007 AUTOMATIC

2005

Well aware of women’s growing interest in watches of exceptional quality, Richard Mille offered his interpretation of the ladies’ watch: extremely technical, like the rest of the collection, yet simultaneously rare and exquisitely refined.

RM 002-V2 TOURBILLON

2005

In 2005, for the first time in watchmaking history and after years of research and development, a movement baseplate in carbon nanofiber were created and tested in the RM 006. The technical results were so remarkable that Richard Mille therefore decided to expand the use of carbon nanofiber further in its tourbillon range, opening up a new era in watchmaking. The V2 version of the RM 002-V1 is released

RM 012 TOURBILLON

2006

Following the structural trend that set the design of the RM 009 Felipe Massa, Richard Mille pushed the limits of architectural characteristics even further by presenting a tourbillon movement with a tubular structure.

RM 011 AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH FELIPE MASSA

2007

In 2007, Richard Mille released a new watch developed in collaboration with Felipe Massa. The RM 011, named after the eponymous F1 driver, takes its cues from the high-tech precision engineering of F1 racing cars developed to deliver exceptional performance on the track.

RM 018 TOURBILLON BOUCHERON

2008

In celebration of Boucheron’s founding in 1858, the most famous jeweller of the Place Vendome and Richard Mille have joined forces to create a unique timepiece, the RM 018 tourbillon, representing a synthesis of Boucheron’s bejewelled savoir faire and the innovation of a 21st century watch brand.

RM 021 TOURBILLON AERODYNE

2009

The RM 021 Tourbillon Aerodyne is the first watch to be created with a baseplate of titanium and honeycombed orthorhombic titanium aluminide with a carbon nanofiber core. It marks the entrance of the theme of air, space and supersonic speed to the brand’s imagery and inspiration.

RM 027 TOURBILLON RAFAEL NADAL

2010

Fascinated by the combination of technology, performance and practical features that come together in a watch, Richard Mille wished to prove once more that an extreme reduction in weight could be achieved without sacrificing efficiency and accuracy. It is from this key concept that he developed the RM 027 Tourbillon in close collaboration with Rafael Nadal.

RM 035 RAFAEL NADAL

2011

Launched in 2011, the RM 035 is the first Richard Mille Chronofiable® certified timepiece, representing a new milestone in the quest for long-lasting performance under extreme conditions.

RM 038 TOURBILLON BUBBA WATSON

2011

Apart from being a strong long distance hitter, Bubba Watson is also one of the rare left handed players on the golfing circuit who likes to wear his wristwatch when playing. A fantastic situation for Richard Mille who has undertaken the development of a specific tourbillon watch for this golfing champion.

RM 026 TOURBILLON SERPENT

2011

The RM 026, released in 2011, is a combination of esoteric sensibility and horological pyrotechnics. The design and inspiration of this tourbillon are firmly grounded in the eternal themes of nature, Gaia and the passage of time.

RM 051 TOURBILLON MICHELLE YEOH

2011

The friendship between Jean Todt and Richard Mille led a meeting with Michelle Yeoh, the internationally renowned actress. However, it was through their shared passion for watches that they became closer and began a professional collaboration.

RM 052 TOURBILLON SKULL

2012

Throughout history, the human skull has manifested itself in iconic concepts across myriad fields, sometimes purely visual, sometimes expressing different beliefs and ideologies. The RM 052 Skull presented in 2012 is a visualisation of these precepts.

RM 050 TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH FELIPE MASSA

2012

The RM 050 Felipe Massa, presented in 2012, embodies a new movement development that retains the very best of the original RM 008 while adding new advancements, bringing it to an unparalleled level of performance

RM 057 TOURBILLON JACKIE CHAN

2012

2012 was the year of the dragon. Marking such an auspicious occasion and animal, the RM 057 Dragon-Jackie Chan embodies all that is worthy of a dragon’s attention.

RM 053 TOURBILLON PABLO MAC DONOUGH

2012

Polo is possibly one of the toughest sports for any tourbillon watch to have to deal with. Sudden turns, wild swings, the clash of horses and riders: these are forces far greater than the norms found in other sports. Known as the ‘king of sports’ polo is uniquely elegant and highly physical.

RM 056 TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH SAPPHIRE

2012

The RM 056 is the first Richard Mille watch to sport a case cut and milled from solid blocks of sapphire. It was also the first time such a complex case design was ever realised in this material.

RM 26-01 TOURBILLON PANDA

2013

Embodying innocence and friendship, the giant panda is a charming creature cherished around the world as a symbol of peace. As an emblem for the Chinese nation, it is considered a 'national treasure'. It is also the global ambassador for endangered species.

RM 56-01 TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE

2013

The RM 056 split-seconds competition chronograph sapphire caused a shock-wave in the watchmaking world with its pared down purity. Following this technical feat and determined to continue challenging the very limits of fine watchmaking, Richard Mille created another exceptional piece in 2013: the RM 56-01 Sapphire.

RM 036 TOURBILLON JEAN TODT

2013

The world of automobiles is a constant source of inspiration for Richard Mille, who applies the same creative and R&D processes to the design of his timepieces to create extreme solutions that are impressively efficient, high-performance and innovative.

RM 59-01 TOURBILLON YOHAN BLAKE

2013

Yohan Blake worked with Richard Mille to develop a special calibre designed for sprinters the world over. Mission accomplished with the RM 59-01 Yohan Blake, an aerodynamic, ergonomic and high-performance tourbillon watch featuring a very original structure that meets all the requirements of the sprinter and the brand.

RM 27-01 TOURBILLON RAFAEL NADAL

2013

With this watch, the brand wanted to beat the world record for the lightest mechanical watch once and for all. An exceptional creation, the RM 27-01 pushes the concepts of lightness and strength to the ultimate extreme. The record was smashed in 2013 with this watch weighing exactly 18.83 grams, including the strap, which is the heaviest part. A huge challenge.

RM 51-01 TOURBILLON MICHELLE YEOH

2014

Richard Mille’s ongoing and fruitful association with the Malaysian actress, Michelle Yeoh, continued in 2014 with the tourbillon RM 51-01 Tiger and Dragon Michelle Yeoh. This time, Michelle wished to revisit the concept of forms and shapes integrated within the watch movement in a visual scene centred on the symbolic themes of the tiger and dragon from Chinese cosmology, with the two creatures clutching the tourbillon movement.

RM 56-02 TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE

2014

The introduction of the RM 056 was a watchmaking milestone of technical achievement; never before had such a complex case design for such an intricate movement been manufactured in pure sapphire. The RM 56-02 Sapphire and its new movement, taking cues from the mechanical architecture of the RM 27-01 Rafael Nadal and its cable suspended movement is at the pinnacle of transparency.

RM 50-01 TOURBILLON ROMAIN GROSJEAN

2014

This exceptionally sporty timepiece, presented in 2014, is in perfect harmony with the world of Formula 1 racing, starting with its mechanical heart, a manual winding tourbillon chronograph calibre with a mechanical g-force sensor.

RM 57-01 TOURBILLON JACKIE CHAN

2014

The Phoenix, a supernatural bird, was commonly referred to as the ‘King of Birds’ embodying the five virtues of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity as well as being symbolic for the Empress.

RM 35-01 RAFAEL NADAL

2014

The RM 35-01 represents a horological incarnation of innate strength and determination characteristic of Rafael Nadal. The skeletonised manual winding calibre RMUL3 uses 24 jewels and a free-sprung balance beating at a frequency of 4 Hz. With a power reserve of 55 hours provided by a double-barrel system, this extraordinary movement, weighing a mere 4 grams in total, is mounted within a unique case crafted in Carbon TPT®.

RM 26-02 TOURBILLON EVIL EYE

2015

The Evil Eye knows no bounds except those imposed on it by various protective talismans, such as the Eye of Horus amulet or the Irish four leaf clover, to name just a few. Today, a new talisman to protect against these negative energies in the 21st century has been developed by a visionary of contemporary watchmaking.

RM 69 TOURBILLON EROTIC

2015

Erotic timepieces are part of watchmaking history. Designers of yore played with the theme of libertinism by mechanically recreating suggestive scenes.

RM 27-02 TOURBILLON RAFAEL NADAL

2015

Like the RM 006, RM 008 and RM 012 tourbillons, the RM 27-02 belongs to the elite circle of Richard Mille watches destined to leave their mark on an era. The RM 27-02 is an uncompromising calibre that reinterprets the art and methods of watch design in the 21st century.

RM 68-01 TOURBILLON CYRIL KONGO

2016

A veritable ‘work of art for the wrist’, the RM 68-01 Tourbillon Cyril Kongo watch made horological history. For the first time ever, an artist has transferred his universe of the tremendously large to the heart of a watch movement.

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