2001: Richard Mille launches his first timepiece creating a new trend in watchmaking. At the origin of his venture a bold vision: applying to watches the techniques and the materials employed in the most innovative sectors, such as in F1 racing cars or airplanes.
From the very beginning, Richard Mille watches were born of experimental research on high-tech materials with a distinctive design to reinforce the idea of performance. In fact, one of the brand’s first slogans was: "a racing machine on the wrist".
But, at the same time, Richard Mille demonstrated great respect for the Swiss tradition of fine watchmaking, creating extremely complex mechanical movements, assembled and finished by hand.