Richard Mille for Mark Cavendish
If you’re a Richard Mille superfan like Tour de France cyclist Mark Cavendish, then getting a Richard Mille watch of your own can’t get any better than being given one straight from the wrist of Richard Mille himself. And that’s exactly what happened for Cavendish at the start of Stage 5 in Limoges, when Mille requested to meet him.
Although Cavendish was admittedly a little starstruck, he impressed Mille enough for him to unstrap the RM-011 Felipe Massa 10th Anniversary Limited Edition on his wrist and hand it over to the world-class cyclist.
Crafted in honour of F1 driver and fellow sportsman Felipe Massa, this variant of the RM-011 features some astonishing technology, such as an NTPT carbon case and flyback chronograph movement. Limited to just 100 pieces and costing upwards of £150,000, this isn’t a watch you’d expect to see at all, let alone be gifted.
As if to show his gratitude, Cavendish won Stage 6 in Arpajon-sur-Cère the next day with the lightweight watch strapped firmly to his wrist, sporting it again later on the podium.