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What Watches Are the Athletes Wearing?

9 Aug 2021

During this period of time, the eyes of people all over the world have all cast their sights on the Tokyo Olympic Games, even our watch wears are no exception. Towards the end of the schedule, many people found that in track and field, some track and field athletes would wear watches, and sharp-eyed watch friends also recognized RICHARD MILLE watches. Today we will discuss the relationship between Richard Mille and sporting events.

In the Olympics this year, the men's high jump champion Mutaz Essa Barshim attracted the attention of many spectators. He wears sunglasses and has a cyberpunk style, and he is handsome between his hands and feet. In the arena, he wore a RM 67-02 watch. In the final of the high jump, Mutaz and Gianmarco Tamberi from Italy competed for the gold medal. The fierce competition was accurate to two decimal places. In such a fierce competition, any weight on the body may affect the precise and subtle gaps in the results. 

For him on the field, wearing a watch not only needs to fit his skin very closely, but also must ensure that there is no burden. He is wearing the RM 67-02 watch named after him specially made for him by Richard Mille. Considering the details of the sports process, this watch is very light and thin, and will not bring additional burden to the athletes. , And the weight of the strap is no more than 32g. In addition, the brand is also more thoughtful in terms of structure, not only for the use of dual materials to make the case, but also through continuous design and breakthroughs in the consideration of lines. In the end, he brought a watch that suits Mutaz very well.

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Of course, in addition to Mutaz, we also saw many athletes wearing watches in the track and field of this Olympic Games. In this Olympics, Yohan Blake, the former Olympic champion and second-ranked in the 100m and 200m competitions in the world, also appeared in the Olympics. The second fastest man". He is cheerful and outgoing and often shares his life on social media. This time he wore a RM 59-01 tourbillon watch. This watch uses a highly hollowed out RMUL2 movement made of grade 5 titanium alloy. The case is made of solid black ceramic material, combined with a high degree of scratch resistance. The performance of protection and extremely low thermal conductivity, it will not bring a burden to athletes. Also worth mentioning is the special design of the crown. The elongated design between the 2 o'clock and 5 o'clock positions prevents the crown from rubbing against the sprinter's wrist. In addition, the green suspended bridge is also reminiscent of his hometown of Jamaica.

South African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk is also one of Richard Mille's brand friends. In his season results, he is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of this era. He completed the race in 9 seconds and 98 seconds, becoming the first person in history to run 100 meters in 10 seconds, 200 meters in 20 seconds, and 400 meters faster than 44 seconds. He is the current 400-meter record holder. When he wears a watch, he pays more attention to factors such as whether it is comfortable to wear, technical maturity, and whether the line design is suitable for competitions. Obviously, the RM 67-02 Wayde van Niekerk watch he wears just meets his needs.

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Like Wayde van Niekerk, Akani Simbine, another South African 100m trapeze athlete and a close friend of RICHARD MILLE's brand, also wears an RM 67-02 watch. This time he also entered the final of the 100-meter trapeze, competing with the Asian flying man Su Bingtian.

In another event on the track and field-the women's heptathlon, another friend of the Richard Mille brand and the elite of the women's heptathlon, Nafi Thiam, successfully defended the championship with a total of 6791 points. She has shined in the 2017 World Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games and achieved excellent results. She was also the first female track and field athlete to join Richard Mille's best friend after Mutaz Essa Barshim, Yohan Blake, and Wayde van Niekerk. She wore a RM 007 ladies watch during the competition. Before the competition, she said that the journey of the Olympic Games was not so easy. She also forced herself to do her best in the long jump and javelin. It is easy to escape and withdraw, but she never gave up.


Can you imagine wearing a watch to participate in an equestrian competition? Due to changes in the competition environment, horses participating in equestrian competitions may be disturbed by the outside world. For equestrians, it is very important for equestrians to control the horse's forward and jump flexibly. If you wear an inappropriate, slightly heavier watch during the competition, the results of the competition may be ruined by your own hands. The German equestrian star JESSICA also wore a lightweight Richard Mille watch at the Olympic Games to help him win the individual dressage championship.

For friends who like Richard Mille, last week can be said to be a very thrilling and exciting week. While watching the tense competition between Mutaz and his opponents in the track and field stadium, waiting for the 100-meter trapeze race, while watching the F1 stadium And last week F1 was very dramatic, with a large-scale crash, followed by a chase scene, which made adrenaline soar. Recently, Richard Mille's two cooperative teams: McLaren and Ferrari have scored points in recent races, which is gratifying.

Charles Leclerc, who is less than 24 years old, wears the RM 61-01 Yohan Blake Ultimate watch during the race, which is the ultimate watch named after Yohan Blake. The asymmetric dial design is more suitable for sports wear. Under his drive, Ferrari has scored frequently in recent stops. I wonder if it's cheering for the close friends and big family partners in the track and field stadium?

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In addition to land, in the water, RM has recently played new tricks. The 25-year-old freediving champion Arnold Gerrard broke the world record twice in the recent Bahamas Blue Hole Freediving Depth Challenge and finally dived to 117 meters. The last record of 116 meters was also his 4 days. Create before! Currently, he has become one of the best double-webbed free diving athletes in the world. Accompanying him to break the world record is the RM 032 watch on his wrist. And this watch is different from the shape of Richard Mille’s iconic barrel-shaped case in our impression. In order to be more suitable for the wearer’s underwater needs, the watch is set in consideration of the particularity of the underwater environment. There is a running indicator at the o'clock position, and the RMAC2 movement can still guarantee excellent performance under the protection of a large case measuring 50.00 mm x 17.80mm.


 In love with supporting sporting events, Richard Mille certainly has his own pursuit. That is to never stop making progress, and to cherish the friendship of a big family of close friends. Perhaps their best friends have ups and downs, perhaps they have won honors, or have been plagued by injuries, but Richard Mille and his best friends have always supported each other, some even for more than 10 years. In the ups and downs, walk side by side with each other.

From creating a brand to achieving today’s achievements, facing doubts or lightly compromising? Richard Mille chose the former. Continuously launching one after another fine timepieces in the field, breaking through the original established impression, so that Richard Mille has been paid attention to by more and more people and selected by more elites.

When people said that it was good enough, Richard Mille still did not stop studying. The unique design style, impeccable watchmaking materials, behind the realization of each idea, is the success of repeated attempts.

This is not unrelated to sportsmanship, and may explain why Richard Mille has a soft spot for sports events. Never compromise, it has reached the pinnacle in the industry. Of course, whether it is athletes or watch collectors who have joined the family of brand friends, they are undoubtedly in their respective industries, and at the same time they are pursuing a higher quality of life, pursuing the best in all aspects. front end.

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