The first wristwatch model produced by Richard Mille watches, the RM 001-1, was presented at the new millenium.
In a literal as well as figurative sense, this first new model, the arbinger of several to follow in the ensuing years, was consciously meant to serve as a landmark writswatch, an embodiment of concepts that could delineate a vision of 21e century watchmaking.
Within a short span of time, the words futuristic; daring, high tech and cutting edge soon becae the keywords used the public and press alike when attempting to decipher the emotional attraction that all the concepts built into the RM 001-1 evoked. Real technological concepts and materials inspired by the world of Formula 1 racing car technology were behing the realization of that first RM 001-1 tourbillon and all that followed. In this primary model the basic, no nonsense, no frills approach for a continually growing series of watches was crystallized.
It represents the embodiment of Richard Mille’s passion for the world of F1 and the technological ressources that power it. Whether car or wristwatch, both are machines pur sang with similiar rules regarding their functioning, accuracy of construction and reliability. Each part of a high performance wristwatch, whether it is a case would be demanded of a high performance F1 racing car.
All these parts must be developed in a coherent totality, just as in racing car where chassis, engine, streering and transmission are all developed to function in harmony at an optimum levels under duress. This quest for perfection involves the balancing of all these options, proportions and aspects into an intergated result. For this reason no standerd parts will be found in a Richard Mille watch, since it is the concept that defines the components, not the components that define the watch.
A result of the continuous demands for increasingly higher levels of developement, the automotive and aerospace have both being strongly influenced and inspired by contact with new materials each passing year. Metallic and non-metallic alloys, ceramics, carbon nanofiber, silicium and many more materials are no longer seen as axclusively the domain of such industries. These materials offer the watchmaking industry tremendous possibilities and superior technical solutions-only if we are inquisitive enough to accept the challenges they present for watchmaking in the 21st century.
The team up between Richard Mille and Michelle Yeoh produced a very aesthetically divine watch for women as actress Yeoh designs a Phoenix on to the accessory and brings out a glamorous touch. Yeoh, being an actress in Malaysia used the Phoenix as a symbol of feminism and other female qualities in Asia.
Who knew that Richard Mille would become one of the most innovative watch brands in the world? Since its first product in 2001, Richard Mille has been a must-have accessory for all the luxury-lovers.
Here are our picks for the best Richard Mille Women Watches:
This watch not only shows the master craftsmanship of Richard Mille but also the fashion sense of actress Michelle Yeoh. This watch is a must-have as it is too hard to resist!
This gorgeous watch combines brightly shining phoenix with attractive details. It consists of a white gold case and has diamond aggrandizement to enhance its elegance. This watch has a price of $900,000.
Boucheron collaborated with Richard Mille to come up with marvelous piece RM 018, it is also referred to as the meteorite. No words can describe the beauty of this watch. It is not only innovative due to its design and engineering but its tourbillion wheels were made of actual ‘chondrite meteorite.’
It is a really rare material, and no wonder that only 30 of these watches were made. The cost of each is $1 million.
RM 52-01 Red Skull
In my opinion, this is one of his most different watches Richard Mille has made and it’s also one of my favorites. Its worth perfectly praises its craftsmanship. And, just for the record, only 21 of these watches were made and each piece costs around $1.4 million.
These watches don’t only have a breathtaking design but also a feature great use of technology and engineering. Richard Mille has crafted some of the most interesting women watches which are not only helping women empowerment but also make their wrists look gorgeous.