Richard Mille Unveils Two New RM 72-01 Ceramic Models

The RM 72-01 model is now benefitting from two new sporty variations. Initially available with a 5N red gold or titanium case, the timepiece is now proposed with a black TZP or white ATZ ceramic case. On a separate note the creation of the Richard Mille Donors’ Club is a significant development in their continued support of the Paris Brain Institute.

So receptive is Richard Mille’s antenna to the future, this year he obstinately deferred the prospect of grand celebrations to mark his eponymous firm’s 20th anniversary, as he felt the brand belongs to the future and not the past. It’s this unremitting desire to revolutionize and innovate in ways not seen that has cemented his position as the architect of the most trailblazing mechanisms in the modern era.

Like most entrepreneurial mavericks, he doesn’t define himself as practicing the very art in which has made his name. He doesn’t consider himself to be a watchmaker yet he’s single-handedly in only 20 years reshaped our taste for watches. The successful production of PVD-coated titanium baseplate in his first watch, the RM 001 left classical baseplate designs behind, thus paving the way for him to put his foot on the first rung of the ladder.


Freddie Anderson


November 2021


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