Richard Mille has announced plans to edit the way in which it names its timepieces, developing a system that categorises them according to model type.
The brand has created almost 50 different models since its launch in 2001, beginning with the RM 001 tourbillon.
Since then it has developed its range to include automatic timepieces, with designs paying homage to sports team, cars, sailing and aeronautics. The brand has now decided to rethink the way in which it names its watches to make them simpler to categorise.
Richard Mille will now classify its watches in families according to their characteristic themes and complications. As an example, the models in the RM 011 family – automatic sport watches equipped with a flyback chronograph – will be renamed the RM 11-01, RM 11-02, while those in the RM 056 family of tourbillon calibers featuring sapphire crystal cases will now be known as the RM 56-01, RM 56-02 and so forth.
This system will be rolled out to any future Richard Mille launches.