Richard Mille was founded in 2001 by French watchmaker Richard Mille and partner Dominique Guenat, who were involved in the French watchmaking industry in the 1980s. We met while working in Besançon, the cradle of the industry. Richard Mille launches the RM 001, a complex watch equipped with a tourbillon. With a focus on advanced materials, high impact resistance, and an unconventional futuristic aesthetic, the brand has leveraged its automotive influence and has grown rapidly from its humble beginnings. Within just a few years, it began developing breakthrough products that attracted widespread attention.