Richard Mille occupies a very unique position at the top of the prestigious Swiss watch hierarchy. Though it has a relatively short history as compared to the likes of Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Vacheron Constantin, Richard Mille has managed to gain brand recognition with the likes of famous sportspeople.
This book, Richard Mille, is a bilingual book in both English and French that details its timepieces, high-precision engineering, and technological perfection. What is interesting about this book is that it is to be read in both the landscape and portrait orientation, further justifying its unconventional approach to watchmaking.
In a Richard Mille watch, the concept dictates the components, and not the other way round. Therefore there is no "standard" part. Carbon fibre, silicon, metallic and non-metallic alloys and ceramics are no longer exclusive to the car, aeronautics or aerospace industries. These materials offer haute horology fabulous possibilities and new technical solutions, provided it accepts the challenge of their adaptation to watchmaking.
Getting your hands on this book will allow you to understand the blood, sweat, and tears behind Richard Mille's rise to fame and widely acknowledged success.
A prestigious book that is great for upgrading your knowledge or doubles up as a coffee book.