Like his watches, Richard Mille’s roster of sports ambassadors is full of winners
Richard Mille's winning alliances
Richard Mille’s obsession with high-tech materials is well-known in the industry. And most connoisseurs will also know that because of his love for these newfangled materials, his watches are ultralight and built to take on harsh and rough conditions. But for athletes to wear the watches in the course of their competitions—and actually winning the championships—that is an achievement of another level. Think tennis players and golfers, whose sport require massive hand and wrist actions. But clearly, the watchmaker has everything down pat as these sports people are unaffected by the Richard Mille tickers on the wrists, clinching title after title. Here, Jewels & Time lists the different sporting heroes who break boundaries and push limits together with the brand.
Wayde van Niekerk The 25-year-old South African track and field star is the current world record holder, world champion and Olympic champion of the 400m. He wore the RM 6702 en route to winning the IAAF World Championships 400m gold medal.
Felipe Massa A long-time partner of Richard Mille, the Brazilian Formula 1 (F1) star has been sporting a watch in every Grand Prix since 2004. The partnership with the 36-yearold is so strong that there are already three Richard Mille tickers designed and built for him.
Alexis Pinturault At only 26 years old, he has racked up many impressive victories, ending the last five years as world number one four times. (He finished second in 2015.) He always wears the RM 035 Chronofiable Certified Ultimate Edition, a watch specially created for alpine skiers that can withstand the extreme conditions.
Rafael Nadal Possibly the first tennis player to wear a highcomplication watch oncourt, the Spaniard has been a long-time partner with Richard Mille. He has clinched many titles while wearing the ticker and is never seen without it.