Driven to create a reliable watch to withstand the grueling demands of competitive sports, Richard Mille designed the RM 67-02, the lightest sports timepiece in its oeuvre.
Recently unveiled, RM 67-02 is not only extremely lightweight, it is also astoundingly versatile, a characteristic the horloger strived toward in order to offer a hallmark timepiece to its many brand friends and ambassadors in the world of sports.
Powered by the mechanical CRMA7 calibre, the watch, which comes in three versions, boasts exceptional resistance thanks to its white gold and Carbon TPT® rotor as well as the TPT®-composite case. Each variation comes with a hand-painted, grade-5 titanium dial that exhibits the national flags of some of Richard Mille’s partners, including Qatari high-jumper, Mutaz Essa Barshim and South African sprinter, Wayde Van Niekerk, who were the first to don an RM 67-02.
Additionally, the launching of new boutiques makes it possible for us to provide even better service to our clients everywhere worldwide. Watches, like cars, need routine servicing and oiling, and we need all Richard Mille owners to get the very best service possible for a long time to come. This type of personal contact with a boutique is an essential part of what luxury is about.Richard Mille’s stable of athletes is a dream team come true, and you could say he has a lucky knack for picking winners. Unlike a lot of brand-sponsored athletes, those who do their stuff and pose for the decoration with the official opinion, Richard Mille’s ambassadors place their watches via the most extenuating physical ordeals. Not just trophy athletes, these men and women are real-life crash tests for the watches themselves, reviews that prove the watches are formidably equipped to withstand the G-force made by a professional golfer’s swing such as Bubba Watson’s, and the vibrations of a steering wheel inside an F1 car. In the event of Rafael Nadal’s RM 27-02 view, Richard Mille wanted to make a tourbillon that could withstand the shocks and hammering of a tennis match (with twist on his forehand of up to 3,288 rotations per second) yet weigh in at under 20 grams.The line-up of Richard Mille’s ‘buddies’ and brand ambassadors includes high-profile athletes such as Wayde van Niekerk and Yohan Blake; golfers Bubba Watson and Diana Luna; F1 drivers Felipe Massa and Romain Grosjean; tennis pro Rafa Nadal and Alexandre Zverev; rally drivers Sebastien Loeb and Sebastien Ogier and martial arts miracle Jackie Chan; actresses Michelle Yeoh and Natalie Portman; celebrity chef Carlo Cracco; as well as Benjamin Millepied, a choreographer.
French skier, Alexis Pinturault now possesses a white Quartz TPT®-encased RM 67-02, equipped to brace the chills on the slopes. A carbon model rests on the wrists of Sebastien Ogier, the five-time World Rally champion and Pinturault’s compatriot. German tennis player, Alexander Zverev also owns a new RM 67-02 in Carbon TPT® and red Quartz TPT®.
Richard Mille’s acceleration into some of the most coveted sports is far from over with the RM 67-02, however. The Mansion is currently testing two prototypes, strapped to the wrists of Monaco’s Charles Leclerc and Spain’s Fernando Alonso, as they whiz the Formula 1 circuits.