McLAREN PARTNERSHIP

THE STORY OF A PASSION
WITH McLAREN

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We share the same desire to combine lightness and speed with durability.

RICHARD MILLE

An avant-garde automotive constructor extraordinaire, possessed of unrivalled heritage and history, McLaren has been inspiring passion for over half a century. Richard Mille has tremendous admiration for this pillar of motorsports, and its founder. Indeed, he has long drawn on technical solutions developed by engineers at McLaren and adapted them for his watches. Naturally, their shared dedication to technic and design has led the brand and team to pursue joint developments.

RICHARD MILLE
AND McLAREN

EXPLORE
THE KEY DATES

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  • 1966

    McLAREN WINS ITS FIRST FORMULA 1 RACE
    Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team made its grand prix debut at the Monaco Grand Prix.
    It took its first F1 racewin just two years later.

    RICHARD MILLE’S FIRST GRAND PRIX
    For Richard Mille, who was attending his first Grand Prix with his father, this race was a first contact with McLaren.

  • 1970

    FIRST CAR
    With his first salary, he bought the famous Renault Alpine A110. Now, he mostly acquires racing cars from the golden age of automobiles, the 70’s.

  • 1974

    FITTIPALDI –
    McLAREN’S FIRST CHAMPION Emerson Fittipaldi, ensconced in
    the red and white McLaren-Ford M23
    —one of the most iconic cars
    of the 1970s— scored three Grand Prix wins and took his second world title.

  • 1981

    McLAREN LEADS F1 INTO THE SPACE AGE
    Ron Dennis took control of McLaren in 1980 and brought an all-new and untried manufacturing technique into the sport. 1981’s MP4/1 was the rst Formula 1 chassis to be built of a carbon bre composite.

  • 1988

    THE YEAR F1 WILL NEVER FORGET
    McLaren won 15 of the season’s 16 races, while Senna went on to collect the title, writing one of the most memorable chapters in the history of the sport.

  • 1995

    McLAREN WINS LE MANS
    Ron Dennis and designer Gordon Murray conceived the McLaren F1 to be the world’s ultimate supercar. It made its race debut at Le Mans and the rest is,
    as they say, history.

  • 2001

    ‘A RACING MACHINE ON THE WRIST’
    The first model marked a new era in watchmaking. Richard Mille endeavoured to apply the techniques
    and materials employed in the most innovative sectors, such as in F1 racing cars.

  • 2008

    THE LAST CORNER OF THE LAST LAP OF THE LAST RACE
    The championship had been nip-and-tuck between
    McLaren and Ferrari.
    It was only on the nal corner that Hamilton took the position to clinch the win and claimed F1’s most unpredictable championship win—ever.

  • 2014

    RICHARD MILLE DEEPLY INVOLVED IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR
    After numerous partnerships with F1 and rally drivers,
    Le Mans Classic 24 Hours
    and the e.dams Formula-e team, the brand is the main partner for the Chantilly Arts & Elegance event, the rst Concours d’Elegance held in France
    since the 30’s.

  • 2017

    CONSECRATION OF A PARTNERSHIP
    Launch of the RM 50-03 McLaren F1, first expression of the 10 year collaboration between the two teams.

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