FOR RICHARD MILLE, PERFECT WATCHMAKING MUST BE A TRUE EXERCISE IN CREATING COMPLEX HOLISTIC RELATIONSHIPS THAT UNITE THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE WATCH.
The exterior comfort issues offered by the ergonomic design approach and visually striking lines are important. However, they represent only the beginning of a long process of creating a timepiece. The interior of the watch, the entire movement, down to the seemingly unimportant details of the shape and finish of the screws, the architectural way of the interior space of the case is used for the arrangement of the movement (which must also being a work of art on its own) is an aspect of equal importance to me. This is perhaps the essential core of his approach – a vision of watchmaking in which every detail of a watch is crucially important and easy solutions are not part of the working vocabulary. It is only when a complete unit approach has been planned and executed in this way that one can attempt to define and achieve perfection. These are fundamental principles that define each timepiece in the Richard Mille collection.