By Maria Doulton in London
Recently, I was fortunate enough to find myself on the Caribbean island of St Barths at the same time as Anish Bhatt, known to his half-a-million Instagram followers as, simply, Watch Anish. As an expert on watches, and in particular those at the very top of the luxury rankings, who better to ask than Watch Anish about what makes Richard Mille different from other brands?
So, poolside in St Barths, Anish chats to me about how Richard Mille, a relatively young watch company, has gone about creating a brand that sets itself apart through technological innovation, daring design and a lifestyle that speaks to a young and very affluent audience. Hear what Anish has to say and why he rates Richard Mille as a watch brand that stands out from the crowd.
Richard Mille's RM 07-01 watch is the perfect high-tech, high-luxe accessory, whether you are basking in the sun or sailing in one of the most rigorous races in the world. Image: scullyfoto.com
A Richard Mille RM 028 watch in action on board Jolt 2 at the Les Voiles de St Barth regatta 2014. Image: scullyfoto.com
Beatrice Giusti of Richard Mille transports the watches on board before the start of the regatta. She wears a white ceramic RM 07-01, a diamond-set version of the same model and an RM 028. Image: scullyfoto.com
Anish Bhatt from Watch Anish speaks with The Jewellery Editor's Maria Doulton about Richard Mille watches and their strong identity, which fuses high-tech materials with style and design DNA.