Richard Mille debuts the RM038 Bubba Watson “Victory Watch” in support of the golfer’s charitable efforts. As is the case with many of his athlete-partners, Richard Mille is a dependable supporter of his Ambassadors’ charities, and Bubba Watson can now be added to the list. Bubba Watson’s and his charitable activities (Bubba Watson and Friends) are currently listed on his website at http://www.bubbawatsongolf.com/charity. Most notable is Watson’s “Drive to a Million” effort which has achieved almost $800,000 of its one million dollar goal for 2012. To help close the gap and reach $1 million this year, Richard Mille will make 4 copies of the RM038 “Victory Watch” — with “Augusta green” flange and Bubba Watson signed caseback. 10% of the sales proceeds will be contributed.
Richard Mille RM038 Bubba Watson “Victory Watch”
Limited edition 4 pieces, 10% of proceeds to charity
Speaking of charity, Perpetuelle is currently matching all donations to the Minuteman Watch project which aims to employ disabled vets in watchmaking jobs — please check it out here and consider a donation as small as $3.
In the works for two years now and with each automatic cufflink containing no less than 38 components, these are perhaps the most highly engineered cufflinks you will find on the market today. As if that were not enough, they are constructed of grade 5 titanium, satin-brushed, bead-blasted and hand-bevelled for a no doubt exceptional finish! Did you really expect anything less from Richard Mille?
The new Richard Mille cufflinks feature a patented mechanism that opens the bars using a push-piece. Unlike the classic mechanism, where a pivoting bar on the cufflink holds the double cuff in place, Richard Mille’s design fastens the cuff using two titanium bars, which open with a simple press of the push-pieces and close by pressing on the top plate. Think of the bars as two little “wings” that pop in and out at your whim. Available in Richard Mille boutiques and points of sale from October 2012, with two year warranty.
Now, if Richard Mille isn’t your style (or price point), be sure to give a look at the superb and beautiful TF Geneve tourbillon cufflinks that are sold here through Perpetuelle>>>you won’t be disappointed!
The latest in Richard Mille’s dive watch series, this RM028 has a rather unusual and eye-catching look to it. The RM028 diver was first presented by Mille in 2010 and now has several models in the collection (all highly limited production), but none are quite like the latest rendition when it comes to looks. The case on this piece has a brown PVD finish and is paired with an orange strap. The bezel also has an orange ring on it and there are orange numerals on the microblasted brown PVD bezel (except for the first 15 minutes which as you can see are displayed in a light blue). Inside the watch are many of the innovative mechanics pioneered by Mille — for example the skeletonized rotor with variable geometry, as I have further illustrated below. Richard Mille has so much that is mechanically interesting and unique about his watches and if you are interested you can read more at http://www.richardmille.com/.
This Brown PVD RM028 is available at Richard Mille retailers and Richard Mille boutiques starting next month. Price will likely be in the $$80,000-$90,000 range. Not sure on production quantity — previous RM028s have seen anywhere from 10 to 100 pieces.
Richard Mille RM028 Brown PVD
47mm brown PVD finished titanium case, water resistant to 300 meters, automati mechanical RMAS7 caliber,
Richard Mille Variable Rotor Geometry
as seen below, the small white gold winglets at the outer edge of the rotor can be repositioned and bolted into one of six different positions, thereby increasing or decreasing the centrifugal forces of the rotor
by Kyle Stults on August 09, 2012
The shrewd marketing move by Richard Mille may be backfiring, at least for his athlete-Ambassador. Reports everywhere today note that the International Olympic Committe (IOC) is not happy about the ultra-light “product placement” on Yohan Blake’s wrist. Violation of rule 40, Bylaw 2 of the Olympic Charter. It all seems completely absurd to me, but that’s how these things go. You gotta pay to play.
No doubt that Richard Mille knew they were taking some measure of risk that this could happen. My guess is that they never in a million years though that Yohan Blake’s watch would go viral (though maybe they hoped so). Now we have to hear from people everywhere opining about a watch they know nothing about and how “stupid” and “overpriced” it is, etc. — but everyone’s entitled to their opinion. Too bad to see Blake become embroiled in controversy. As for Mille, this is probably good a thing — free publicity on a grand scale!
You can check out our various reporting on Richard Mille on his ultra-light, sport-ready watches worn by famous athletes here:
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by Kyle Stults on August 05, 2012
You saw it here first. It was confirmed here first. And now Perpetuelle brings you the first pics of 22-year old Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake wearing a Richard Mille wristwatch during the 100m prelims at the 2012 Olympics. Update: We’ve got 100m finals pics, too! Blake ultimately finished in second place, behind defending Olympic champion — and Hublot Ambassador — Usain Bolt.
Sorry Yohan, your secret is out…we’ve got the Olympic pics to prove it!
You won’t hear the **official** announcement until three days after the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games (thanks to Olympic policy). But here’s the **unofficial** announcement: Jamaican sprinter Yohan “The Beast” Blake will be wearing a Richard Mille wristwatch during his pursuit of Olympic Gold. Yes, my hunch was a good one, and now I’ve got plenty of pictures to back it up, courtesy of an adidas press conference held earlier today in London…
by Kyle Stults on July 30, 2012
UPDATE: The Richard Mille mystery man is Jamaican Sprinter Yohan Blake. See our updated reportage HERE.
Today I’ve got a first look at a Richard Mille Tourbillon prototype watch (possibly a RM038) that will be on the wrist of a yet-unnamed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics. Judging by the colors, it will be a Jamaican. Usain Bolt? Unless a huge RM coup, definitely not. Asafa Powell? Yohan Blake? In accordance with Olympic rules, the name won’t be announced until 3 days after the closing ceremonies. But wait not…Perpetuelle’s got a hunch on this one…
by Kyle Stults on July 05, 2012
A poker match for the ages. An unprecedented $1 million buy-in. A $43 million prize pool, with $18.3 million to the winner, plus a diamond-set platinum bracelet designed by watchmaker Richard Mille. And 33 year old Antonio Esfandiari came out on top. Naturally, all I was focused on was the wrist action — and some nice wrist action there was — Hublot was well represented (Antonio Esfandiari and Noah Schwartz), as was Richard Mille. In addition to the Platinum Winner’s Bracelet, Richard Mille was also seen on the wrist of Guy Laliberté (the creator/producer and player in the tournament). Below are a few pictures:
Antonio Esfandiari is the Big One for One Drop Champion
Richard Mille Platinum Bracelet On Wrist
Antonio Esfandiari With Cash and Richard Mille Platinum Bracelet
Guy Laliberté Wearing Richard Mille
Antonio Esfandiari Wearing Hublot
Noah Schwartz Wearing Hublot
Big One for One Drop Prize
One Drop Winners Watch
First the “Black Knight”, now the “Dark Diver”: a new limited edition of Richard Mille’s RM 032 Chronograph Dive Watch debuts, exclusively at the Richard Mille Boutique Beverly Hills. Nicknamed the “Dark Diver,” this black watch is limited to 30 numbered pieces. Like the original RM 032 Automatic Chronograph, this limited edition is water-resistant to 300 meters following ISO 6425 diver’s watch norms. That degree of water-resistance is particularly difficult to achieve with a chronograph, since water pressure on the pushers and crown could be powerful enough to unintentionally start the chronograph. In order to avoid any external pressure effect or accidental manipulation, Richard Mille has developed a locking crown for the RM 032 that secures the pushers and as a result ensures perfect water resistance. The crown and its pushers can be locked by simply rotating its ring. Cool watch, but it is quite large (50mm). The RM032 “Dark Diver” price is about $140,000, in-line for Richard Mille.
Richard Mille RM 032 “Dark Diver”
limited edition 30 pieces
50mm DLC-finished titanium case (17.8mm thick), 300 meter water resistance, automatic mechanical RMAC2 movement,
hours, minutes, oversize date, month, flyback chronograph with minutes and seconds counter, hour counter, running indicator
Richard Mille presents the RM 030 ‘Black Night’, a limited edition of 25 pieces — I think Mille is in a “black phase” right now, with a couple black LE’s being issued recently. The RM 030 ‘Black Night’ has a DLC-finished titanium case, which contrasts with the red inner flange and other elements such as the tip of the seconds hand, the power reserve and winding indicator. Fitted on a black rubber strap with a matching DLC-treated titanium buckle. The movement in this watch feature’s Richard Mille’s innovative rotor system which disengages when the mainspring is fully wound, thus avoiding high-tension winding and optimizing the functioning of the watch (“on/off” indicator). The RM030 Black Night will be available this summer at RM retailers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia.
See also: Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Dark Night
Richard Mille RM 030 Black Night
Limited edition 25 pieces
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