Harrods is the most famous department store in the world, where anything is possible, which is why Richard Mille has been in the Fine Watch Room since 2011, and today unveils a new store concept. Now, Harrods is really about the coming together of the very best and the most unusual, so it's fitting that it's here that you can see Richard Mille's most exciting and exclusive limited-edition pieces.
I've come to have a look at what happens when the greatest department store in the world hosts the most exclusive watch brand in the world.
Richard Mille is something of a driving force in the industry, and he's changed the way we perceive what luxury watches are, all inspired by the world of Formula 1 racing.
Taking new materials and new technologies, he incorporates them into his watches, so that he has something truly different that not only looks audacious, but performs like no other watch. These watches are more lightweight and more resilient than any others you will find, which is why you can see them on a Formula 1 circuit, on Centre Court at Wimbledon, and even on a polo field or on a racing yacht on the high seas.
Remarkable watches attract remarkable people, and Richard Mille wearers include Rafael Nadal, Felipe Massa and Natalie Portman, amongst others.
At Harrods, you can see the RM011 Yellow Flash or Black Night, as well as other versions of their most iconic watches. But exclusive to Harrods is this Alcazar ladies' jewellery watch, which is really interesting, because it's so sporty, yet it is actually a jewellery piece. But the one that I really have to say is my favourite is the Panda Tourbillon, because for all the clever mechanics. What really baffles me is how they fit that little diamond-set panda with his bamboo into such a small watchcase.
Richard Mille at Harrods is a coming together of the most famous department store in the world with one of the most exciting watch brands, making this a unique combination.
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