RICHARD MILLE’S NEW MUSIC PARTNER: THOMAS ROUSSEL June 18, 2020 Jewelry 7 Thomas Roussel’s free thinking and creativity, like his ability to break away from the beaten path, could not but endear him to the Richard Mille brand, founded in 2001 with a determination to shatter the existing codes of Haute Horlogerie while promoting craftsmanship and extreme technicity. ‘The uncompromising standards and inventiveness of Richard Mille watches echo the rigour and imagination required for composing orchestral music,’ notes Thomas Roussel. ‘But beyond this, we share the same notion of communicating passion and emotion, and the same desire to carve out new creative pathways.’ Their respective defences of a profoundly contemporary art form, unshackled and uncompromising, create a natural bond between Thomas Roussel and Richard Mille. They have in common a passion for contemporary art and artistic professions whose ceaseless invention is always anchored in great precision. Thomas Roussel’s entry into the Richard Mille family is fully in keeping with the brand’s commitment to contemporary creation—from its acquisition of the ةditions Cercle d’Art, founded with the support of Pablo Picasso, to its partnerships with Frieze, the leading contemporary art fair and with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.