Introducing the Richard Mille RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough

Six years after releasing its first polo watch developed with Argentinean polo professional Pablo Mac Donough (RM 53), Richard Mille (RM) has announced its successor at SIHH 2018. It’s called the RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough and like its predecessor, this new watch is designed to survive the abuse of polo. But, unlike its closed-dial predecessor which was limited to just 15-pieces, this new model has a dial that is protected by sapphire glass (laminated sapphire glass to be exact).

It’s handsome and Mille fans are already going nuts about it on Instagram.

An evening of Haute Horology with Al Manara International Jewellery

On December 7 Abu Dhabi luxury watch retailer Al Manara International Jewellery invited Horology Middle East, and other regional bloggers for an evening of ‘exceptional timepieces’. The location was the Al Hosen Suite at the St. Regis – Corniche, Abu Dhabi, and boy was it a night to remember.

How’s this for an attention-getter? Two exceptional Milles, a taste of things to come.

Richard Mille announces the RM50-02 ACJ

Richard Mille (RM) is known for its associations with well known individuals and brands, and at SIHH 2016, the Swiss company announced a new partner, Airbus or more precisely, Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ). The collaboration has produced the RM50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph, a serious watch for seriously high net-worth individuals.

The case alloy, TiAl, is the same alloy that Airbus uses for its jet turbine blades, and we don't need to tell you the punishment those blades are subjected to, each time the engine is run.

The case alloy, TiAl, is the same alloy that Airbus uses for its jet turbine blades, and we don’t need to tell you the punishment those blades are subjected to, each time the engine is run.

Only Watch 2015 raises over US $11-million

Yesterday, on November 7, the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction took place in Geneva, at the La Réserve – Hotel and Spa. 44 incredible one-off timepieces were auctioned to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), and after the final hammer dropped, a total of US $11.268-million had been raised. A fantastic result!

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.

Only Watch 2015 to receive Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon Prototype

Richard Mille (RM) collaborated with Rafael Nadal to develop its limited edition ‘RM 027 Tourbillon – Rafael Nadal’, and now, for the sixth edition of the Only Watch 2015 charity auction, the haute horology brand is joining forces with the tennis sensation once again. No new watch is being developed this time around but rather, Richard Mille and Nadal are jointly donating the RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype to the charity auction – the very same watch that accompanied Nadal to all the Grand Slam tournaments that he participated in.

The RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype has ridiculous amounts of sporting pedigree.

The RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype has ridiculous amounts of sporting pedigree.