My first stop at SIHH was Richard Mille booth. What an amazing booth, as they had Yohan Blake walking around taking pictures with everyone. But, of course, the best part of the booth was the watches—and boy did Richard Mille deliver over the top pieces this year at SIHH!
The first is obviously the best, the $1,500,000 RM 056-1, made up of Sapphire Crystal. This was the hottest piece out of SIHH last year, with five models all sold out, so Richard decided to add another five pieces to the collection, which was a huge hit again this year. This is a special piece, and a pure collectors item, which will run you over $1,500,000 if you are lucky to be one of the five owners of this amazing piece.
The next piece was dedicated to Jamaican runner Yohan Blake, the Richard Mille RM 59-01. As we know this was a hot piece at the Olympics this year where Yohan ran with the piece, and this was a follow up from the original piece, with the traditional Jamaican colors, but instead of being mainly yellow, this is green. The piece is limited to 50, and runs around $620,000.
Another follow up with Richard Mille this year is the Nadal Richard Mille RM 27-01. This watch is truly special, and very light, weighing only 19 grams—yes, 19 grams. Again, the piece is limited to only 50 pieces, and the price point is not exact, but will run you over $500,000. This piece is a follow up from the original Richard Mille RM027, but has different features, which is very interesting. The watch is made up of ultra-light carbon case and its movement is held in total suspension in its case. It’s a Tourbillon, and a personal favorite of mine, as I am a huge fan of the RM027, and a bigger fan of the RM 027-1.
The next piece was the Richard Mille RM 036 Tourbillon, G-Sensor Jean Todt. As we know, Jean Todt is a top racer, and this is a special piece for him. Only 15 units were made, and again, this is a special piece made by Richard Mille. The watch used Richard Mille’s own RM036 caliber, a Tourbillon Movement, with five titanium bridges and a skeletonized base plate in carbon nano fiber.
The next watch is the Richard Mille RM 11-01 R. Mancini. Very cool watch, as it is part of the Felipe Massa family, but is designed for Soccer Coach and Legend Robert Mancini. Some of the cool features, is it tells time for a soccer game, and has another gadget to continue to tell time if the game goes to overtime. Very cool watch, and a must buy for any soccer fan, player, or coach.
The last piece is the Richard Mille RM 58-01 Tourbillon World Timer Jean Todt Limited Edition. This is the first piece made by Richard mille that is a world timer, and to add a Tourbillon to this, makes this one of the nicest World Timer pieces Haute Time has ever seen. This is truly a remarkable piece, and with all above pieces, Haute Time was blown away with the level of sophistication and innovation Richard Mille delivered this year at SIHH. Great job, as Haute Time is a huge fan personally of Richard Mille, along with his pieces for 2013.
Richard Mille and Seth Semilof
Nadal Richard Mille RM 27-01
The $1,500,000 RM 056-1
Richard Mille RM 59-01, Dedicated to Yohan Blake
Back of the RM 58-01 Tourbillon World Timer Jean Todt Limited Edition
RM 036 Tourbillon, G-Sensor Jean Todt
Front of the RM 58-01 Tourbillon World Timer Jean Todt Limited Edition