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Richard Mille emphasizes importance in every single aspect of creating a timepiece, from the exterior to the interior, the entire movement, right down to the details of the shape and finish of the screws play an importance in the overall architecture and ergonomics of the entire watch. The philosophy of Richard Mille is simple, being meticulous is not an option, it is what defines Richard Mille. And with sporting elites working together closely as consultants right from the conception of a timepiece, it is no wonder that the very look of a Richard Mille watch tells it all, a practical wristwatch of immaculate precision engineering and fine detailed designing. And because these watches are also tested to the actual extreme conditions they are built for, (Rafael Nadal plays wearing his Richard Mille watch), they are also known to be extremely comfortable and light on the wrists as compared with other similarly sized and complicated watches.
Naturally, wearing such an ultra-high end watch is a symbol of success and a testament of one’s love for horology. Yet these ultra-high end watches have been designed to be versatile in style too, allowing the watch of such a calibre be worn in any setting, everyday. We reference 4 famous gentlemen, seen with their Richard Mille watches in different outfits and settings.
1. Terry Crews; RM011 Felipe Massa
Big Funny Man Terry Crews is seen here in his red shirt and chequered pants leaving shortly after recording a show with talkshow host Jimmy Fallon. Notice how the face of the RM011 complements his strong and big physique, exuding masculinity and charm.
2. Pablo Mac Donough; RM053 Pablo Mac Donough
The world famous top polo player Pablo Mac Donough swears by his trusty Richard Mille RM053 in his polo matches. Notice how Richard Mille’s trademarked classic tonneau shape design sits comfortably around Pablo’s wrist, thanks to the ingenuity of Richard Mille designers to factor in the curvature of the wrist in its design, something that we would not have noticed. In order to create such a curvature, the engineers and designers had to ensure that the movement’s architecture could fit into this curve without compromising its precision. The watch certainly contributes to the overall classy look of Pablo in his polo t-shirt.
3. Joe Manganiello; RM011 Felipe Massa
Hollywood star and husband of Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello, wearing his RM011 casually and comfortably in t-shirt, shorts and sneakers. Notice how the RM011 does not look overbearing on the wearer. Yet, its distinctive tonneau shaped case can be recognized from afar, and certainly looks like a fine expensive timepiece to everyone.
4. The man himself, Richard Mille; RM27-02
The Tonneau shape design of the Richard Mille also adds a contemporary touch to the older mature clientle, and what better way to reference this from the very man himself, Richard Mille, seen wearing the bright orange strapped RM27-02. The RM27-02 complements Richard Mille’s suit jacket casual outfit perfectly, and he sure looks confident, stylish and successful.
Ultra-high end watches usually tend to be more flamboyant in design, but Richard Mille has taken ultra-high end luxury to a practical level, designing watches that are both exquisite and practical for daily wear, a testament to Richard Mille’s philosophy of pragmatism and perfection.
The Hour Glass is an official retailer of Richard Mille Timepieces in Singapore, Australia and Thailand.