#SIHH 2017: Interview with Richard Mille

Where Richard really excels is in his presentation of only one novelty for the SIHH. 75 pieces will be made of the lightest ever manufactured chronograph (40 grams including the strap) and it will be sold for 1.085.000 Euro. 

 

75 x 1.085.000 = 81.375.000 Euro! One novelty – the RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight Mc Laren F1 – and thats it! Respect! Only one man can do this! Richard Mille was talk of the town in Geneva!

For me it is always a pleasure to meet my friend Richard, since I know him for a very long time now. In fact I was the first journalist to write about him when everything started …

 

 

Richard Mille

Richard Mille

 

And this is the watch!

You see 40 grams or 1.085.000 Euro on my wrist …

 

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

 

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

 

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

 

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

 

See the RM 50-03 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph Ultralight Mc Laren F1 ticking …

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. Thomas says:

    I am of the exact same opinion then Alan Adler. And btw we are talking here of 1 Mio Euro. But I have to say of all the new brands in the last 10 to 15 years please name me one NEW brand which is more successful then RM or known? None! And for that and that alone I congratulate Richard Mille. The watches are all very unique not my cup of tea but that is not important. But to create a following of people who can spend 100k to 1 Mio Euro on a new brand is outstanding. Frank Mueller tried it and failed. RM I am sure will survive.

  2. Alan Adler says:

    Dizzy Hands.

    For $120,000 this RM watch “frees the wearer from the bonds of time, hopefully enabling him to pass the next unmeasured period without a care”. Translated, this means that the watch doesn’t tell correct time. “the sapphire glass dial begins to slowly rotate counterclockwise while the hour hand moves clockwise, both at different speeds. Neither moves quickly, so the dance is a slow one, yet the motion renders the time display, and indeed the position of the dial, quite incorrect.”

    I have a few watches that display “quite incorrect” too. But I’d be happy to sell any of them for half of the price of the “Dizzy Hands”.

    Alan

  3. Alan Adler says:

    I’ve long been puzzled about this brand. I don’t understand the attraction. What is it about these watches that makes people willing to spend $100K and up to own one? Do they wear it? Or perhaps it’s an investment like shares of stock and stored in a vault?

    What about the “Dizzy Hands” model? If you’re not familiar with that, google it.

    I invite discussion. Perhaps an owner of an RM watch would join this discussion.

    • It’s the brand appointed by the very wealthy people to be on their wrist and to make that little difference to any other wristwatch. RM is like a club watch

    • Debashish says:

      Dear Alan, this Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1 costs 10 times more than $100K, it is €1,085,000.

      Unless, I rob a bank, I can never afford to acquire Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1, this sort of watches are not meant for run-of-the-mill well off people, these are created for multi-trillionaires.