The concepts and techniques behind how some of the world’s most famous watchmakers make their watches is a closely guarded secret. When it comes to finding out what goes into the making of a Richard Mille watch, No one except the watchmakers themselves and their distribution centers know exactly how a watch is made. However, there are certain elements and features that almost every Richard Mille watch contains that can help outsiders get a brief glimpse into what really goes on when the watchmakers are crafting a Richard Mille watch.
The very first wristwatch that was crafted by Richard Mille watches was made in the beginning of 2000. The watch was considered by industry leaders to be one of the first of its kind. The RM 001 featured a very futuristic design that used strong metals and alloys in a way that watchmakers at the time hadn’t even thought to try. Never before had metals that were only thought to be used in the space and aerospace industry, brought into the watch-making industry. All metals that were used on the first watch design by Richard Mille were ones that were considered top of the line in the engineering world.
While the design was impressive it was the internal structure of the watch that left industry leaders breathless. All the components inside each and every watch, including the very first RM 001 worked together to form one cohesive unit. Watches tend to features standard internal mechanisms that work separately to make the watch run, but the Richard Mille watches are somewhat of an engineering wonder. Engineers worked effortlessly to create a system that brought thousands of components together to form one cohesive movement. All parts of the watch are subjected to dozens of inspections to ensure that just the right piece is being used to make the Richard Mille watch.
After each Richard Mille watch has undergone intense scrutiny, the final step of the process begins. Each Richard Mille watch undergoes an intense system that is designed to produce a luxury watch that is polished and finished like no other luxury watch. These specialists have been trained in how to handle the delicate nature of the Richard Mille watch. Every part of the Richard Mille watch from the tiny screws that hold the internal mechanisms together, to the outside dial are hand polished by the best in the industry. It is this final step of the process that gives the Richard Mille watches such a fine glow and polish.