Richard Mille’s Racing Style. From the Pit Lane to the Wrist

Richard Mille’s Racing Style. From the Pit Lane to the Wrist

Early Days - Bringing Racing Inspiration to New Watch Designs

The brand's founder, Richard Mille himself, first started conceptualizing watch designs while working with his friend and F1 driver Jean Todt in the late 1990s. When the Richard Mille watch brand launched in 2001, automotive partnerships soon followed. In 2004, Richard Mille began sponsoring the legendary F1 team McLaren Mercedes. This opened the door to collaborations with the team's star drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. At last Richard Mille limited edition watches incorporated details like fragments of actual F1 chassis and brake discs, bringing the racetrack straight to the wrist.

Rally Racing Partnerships

Beyond F1, Richard Mille has also sponsored rally teams and events like the Rally de France. Racecar driver and rally expert Sebastian Loeb, known for his daring driving style, partnered with the brand for multiple limited editions. These showcase signature elements from rally cars like complex damper systems and suspended movements to withstand extreme terrain.

Modern Motorsport Stars Collaborations

Today, the current crop of Richard Mille Watch Brand racing partners includes rising talents like Charles Leclerc, Romain Grosjean, and Alexis Pinturault. As brand ambassadors, they work closely with the watchmaker's engineers to create pieces engineered to withstand intense g-forces and vibrations. Recent innovations allow calibers to resist shocks over 5,000 and feature unprecedented torsional rigidity.

Pushing Watchmaking Forward

True to Richard Mille's motto that "racing improves the breed,” each motorsports-inspired creation advances innovation - translating cutting-edge automotive technology from the pits to the wrist. Whether it’s exotic materials like NTPT carbon or unexpected technical details, the brand keeps pushing watchmaking into the future.

The Need for Speed Continues

Even over 20 years since the brand's launch, Richard Mille remains as committed as ever to the world of high-speed racing. Wherever the checkered flag flies next, thrilling new timepieces honoring human endeavor and technical innovation will soon follow.

Join this legendary community of watch and speed fans - visit the Richard Mille Watches online shop to choose one of the watches of this masculine brand!