Richard Mille

Richard Mille established his eponymous brand in 1999 with Dominique Guenat and Audemars Piguet. The mission was to push high-end, handmade watchmaking to the very limits of technical innovation. Richard Mille watches are now regarded as the ultimate expression of luxury and are among the most valuable timepieces in the world. They are revered for their bold, futuristic design, extreme resistance and the quality of the movements.

Richard Mille launched its first watch, the manually wound Richard Mille RM001, in 2001. The entire production run of 80 units sold out almost immediately. The prototype RM056 contains one of the most complicated movements to have appeared in a Richard Mille watch to date. The second prototype of the first edition of the RM056 sold for $1.2 million at Christie’s in 2017. The RM008 contains the same complicated movement.

Another defining feature of Richard Mille watches is their featherweight feel. The seemingly bulky reference RM 50-03, a McLaren-Richard Mille collaboration, weighs less than 40 grams. In 2021, the first Richard Mille Ferrari collaborative timepiece was released. At just 1.75 millimetres thick, the RM UP-01 is a triumph of technical prowess.

The brand reinforces its exclusivity by partnering with sporting ambassadors at the top of their game. These include Formula One driver Felipe Massa, American golfer Bubba Watson and tennis star Rafael Nadal. For Nadal, Mille wanted to develop a watch that he could wear during matches. The Spaniard broke five prototypes before the Richard Mille Nadal watch (RM 027), which weighed just 20 grams, was finalised.

Fewer than 5,000 Richard Mille watches are made annually, making them highly sought-after by watch collectors around the world. Strong Richard Mille watch prices at auction reflect this. In 2022, a skeletonized Richard Mille tourbillon Sapphire wristwatch (RM056-01) sold for CHF 3,654,000 at Christie’s in Geneva. It was then the most expensive Richard Mille watch ever sold at auction.

Other collectible models include the limited-edition Richard Mille skull watch (RM502) and the Tourbillon Panda (RM 026-01). This Richard Mille watch features a diamond and sapphire panda in a bamboo forest made from yellow gold.

RICHARD MILLE. A UNIQUE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON, TORQUE AND POWER RESERVE INDICATORS

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, REF. RM001, MOVEMENT NO. 001, CASE UNNUMBERED AND UNSIGNED, CIRCA 2001

RICHARD MILLE. AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON COMPOSITE TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH BOX

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, RAFAEL NADAL MODEL, REF. RM027 AK-CA, PROTOTYPE, CIRCA 2010

RICHARD MILLE. AN EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE PERSONALIZED QUARTZ TPT ® & CARBON SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH BOX

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, RAFAEL NADAL MODEL, REF. RM27-03 CA-FQ, NO. RN01, CIRCA 2017

RICHARD MILLE. A HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE, VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE WHITE CERAMIC AND 18K PINK GOLD LIMITED EDITION TONNEAU-SHAPED SKELETONISED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, ASIA LIMITED EDITION, TOURBILLON SKULL MODEL, NO. 01/06, REF. RM52-01 AN RG-ATZ, CASE NO. 28, CIRCA 2015

RICHARD MILLE. AN IMPORTANT TITANIUM PROTOTYPE SEMI-SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH G-SENSOR AND GUARANTEE

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, G-SENSOR TOURBILLON JEAN TODT MODEL, REF. RM036 AM TI / PRO1, CIRCA 2013

Richard Mille. A Fine and Rare Limited Edition Titanium, Carbon Composite, and Monobloc Skeletonized Wristwatch with Tourbillon

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, RAFAEL NADAL MODEL, REFERENCE RM027-01 AK CA, NO. 14/50, MOVEMENT NO. 009, MANUFACTURED IN 2012

RICHARD MILLE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PLATINUM AND BAGUETTE-CUT DIAMOND-SET TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH TORQUE INDICATOR AND POWER RESERVE

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, PERINI NAVI CUP MODEL, RM014 AG PT, MOVEMENT NO. 032, CASE NO. 04, CIRCA 2016

Richard Mille. A Fine and Rare Limited Edition Titanium Skeletonized Wristwatch with Tourbillon

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, RAFAEL NADAL RM027 MODEL, REFERENCE RM027 AK CA, NO. 17/50, MOVEMENT NO. 059, MANUFACTURED IN 2010

RICHARD MILLE. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION TONNEAU-SHAPED SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, NO. 30/30, REF. RM012 AG PT, MOVEMENT NO. 02, CIRCA 2006

RICHARD MILLE. AN IMPRESSIVE AND EXTREMELY RARE LIMITED EDITION BLACK COATED TITANIUM, CERAMIC, CARBON AND ZIRCONIUM TONNEAU-SHAPED SKELETONISED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, REF. RM52-01 AN CA-TZP/16, TOURBILLON SKULL, ASIA LIMITED EDITION, NO. 05/06, CIRCA 2012

RICHARD MILLE. A UNIQUE 18K PINK GOLD SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATORS, MADE FOR THE FIA

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, FELIPE MASSA ‘FIA’ MODEL, REF. RM004 AJ RG / 298, NO. 19/25, CIRCA 2009

RICHARD MILLE. A UNIQUE 18K PINK GOLD SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATORS, MADE FOR THE FIA

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, FELIPE MASSA ‘FIA’ MODEL, REF. RM004 AJ RG / 298, NO. 19/25, CIRCA 2009

RICHARD MILLE. A VERY FINE AND RARE TRANSLUCENT COMPOSITE LIMITED EDITION TONNEAU-SHAPED SKELETONISED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, YOHAN BLAKE MODEL, REF. RM59-01 AN CA, NO. 26/50, MOVEMENT NO. 005, CIRCA 2013

PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD TWENTY DOLLAR COIN WATCH

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 802, MOVEMENT NO. 861'083, CASE NO. 511'387, MANUFACTURED IN 1946