As a result, The Rplica Richard Mille Round single-handedly shattered the notion that luxury watches must be heavy, ushering in the concept of luxury “lightness.” Similar to the design philosophies used in motorsports and cycling, Mille’s focus on lightness improves shock resistance for optimal timekeeping in stressing environments.
The approach is not skin-deep. Nearly all brands advise against wearing any mechanical replica watch, let alone a complicated tourbillon, when playing sports – especially tennis and golf. Not Richard Mille. We’ve seen them on the wrists of Rafael Nadal and Bubba Watson, worn while each played in world-class tennis and golf tournaments. An RM 006 tourbillon survived a spectacular Formula 1 crash when it was worn on the wrist of Felipe Massa during the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix. Massa survived one of the highest decelerations ever recorded, as did the RM 006, which continued to keep accurate time following the crash. Seriously awesome.