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The $2,000,000 Richard Mille Sapphire Tourbillon RM 56-02
by Kyle Stults on October 02, 2014

Richard Mille logoThe $2,000,000 Richard Mille Sapphire RM 56-02 Watch

Never think that Richard Mille won’t find that “next level” to take it to — because as you can see here, he inevitably always does.  The direct origins of the watch you see here can be traced back just a couple years to the  Richard Mille RM 56 Sapphire, a tourbillon split-second chrono built with a full-on sapphire crystal case.   It was an equally outrageous and glorious object when it stepped onto the world watch stage — and there were plenty of deep pockets who lined up to own one of the million-and-a-half dollar watch of which only 5 were being created.   Richard Mille, ever ambititious, followed up with the RM56-01 in 2013 which had had a sapphire case, and as well as the movement bridges & baseplate.  And a tourbillon. Yea, why not.

And today?  Well, I just wanted to remind you that the the RM 56-02 was officially unveiled this week at Watches & Wonders Hong Kong.  I previewed the RM 56-02 back in July and if you aren’t familiar with the details you can click here to check it out and see more images>>>


Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon
by Kyle Stults on July 10, 2014

Sapphire case & bridges…cable-suspended caliber…


Here’s your first look at the new sapphire tourbillon watch that Richard Mille at the Watches & Wonders in Hong Kong later this year (30 September to 2 October 2014).    The RM56-02 is the third — and best yet — iteration of Mille’s innovative and incredible RM 56 sapphire series.  Not only is the watch made of a case entirely made of sapphire (which takes ~40 days non-stop to machine), but it has a cable-suspended movement that appears almost as if floating in the case.  A technical and visual marvel, the RM 56-02 will be limited to just 10 pieces worldwide, with each carrying a price tag of just over $2 million.

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Richard Mille RM 61-01 Yohan Blake Watch Hands On
by Kyle Stults on May 30, 2014

Richard Mille 61-01 Yohan Blake

The Richard Mille RM 61-01 is the latest iteration of the watch originally inspired by and designed for Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake.  The 61-01 aka “Baby Blake” is less exotic than the RM 59-01, which featured a tourbillon, four “claws” inside the dial, and a carbon nanotube composite case — all features which are not present in the 61-01.  Of course, the “original” Yohan Blake was a variant of the RM38 which Blake wore during the 2012 Olympics (and not without controversy, I might add), and which was eventually sold by Antiquorum as part of Only Watch 2013.

Below, rundown of the details and plenty of hands on looks

Richard Mille RM 35-01 “Rafa” Hands-On
by Kyle Stults on May 21, 2014


Last weekend I spent some time with the good folks at Richard Mille, during which time I made sure to get a closeup look at the new RM35-01 “Rafa” (Rafael Nadal) watch.  The RM 35-01 is nothing short of amazing.  The most impressive thing about this watch, hands-on:  it’s weight.  Or lack thereof, more appropriately.    The highly skeletonized, high-tech movement weighs a mere 4 grams.  Add that to an ultra-light NTPT carbon case and I’m still approximate this watch as weighing the equivalent of a small pile of paper clips.  Even with the velcro fabric strap.  Seriously!  An impressive achievement, there is no doubt.

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