Then he began a watchmaking school for, thereafter, incorporate Applied micromechanics school, his parents already excelled in the art of watchmaking in their own factory for which Bernard Richards developed a series of watches, pens, lighters and other accessories for major international groups specializing in the luxury industry.
Loan watch this fiber, this man with the authentic and original personality, created from scratch its first watch, the GP 44, first model, a true reflection of his other passion directly related to its watchmaking inspiration motorsport.
Very quickly, hostile to the logic of standardized mass production, and encouraged by the success of his first creation, BRM Bernard Richards created in 2002, the only French manufacturer from the antipodes of a standard logic watch production.
Real engine enthusiast, this wizard of watchmaking as fun to baptize some aficionados, never draw its watches.Unlike the others, he makes a direct prototype workshop. His motto: create and design itself these marvels of mechanical watchmaking by placing "in the hands" as he likes to say.
"Matter," Bernard Richards attack with how precious and infallible software oh: his hands!
Then the alliance titanium arcap, carbon fiber or glass, steel and pink gold machined by removing material in these cars will time without common action, real craft and optimization Condensed technology, which make the success of Bernard Richards today.
Totally independent, this small protected in a haven of Vexin factory only produces unique pieces, entirely hand-finished.
Each designed by Bernard Richards model has its own history and often in unusual character. This is a motorcycle engine that inspired the R50 BRM.
Collectors motorcycle races dating back to the heroic days of the "Continental Circus", this bit mechanical likes to watch his engine in every detail even on the racing circuit ...
This is where his inspiration comes. This "racing spirit" pure, deeply rooted in the mind BRM out the creations of Bernard Richards very clearly what is on the market.
BRM watch does not leave indifferent. It becomes an obsessive dream, his imperfection brushing and polishing raw bothers some or hangs irretrievably other, but it ignores the indifference!
This rebel side found in this unusual designer fifties guide to the logic of production at BRM. Bernard Richards does not make a watch with sales targets quantified in advance but simply because it pleases him. It is then the customer will discover watches made of superalloy.
This risk appetite that sometimes only small independent structures can afford ADDITION leaves free access to the imagination to transform the dream into reality. Bernard Richards sells dreams to its customers.
This dream became a reality when they wear a BRM wrist ... Why do not own they become!
Amused by the challenges, intoxicated by those that others do not, this artisan watchmaking together from what he likes to call "incredible watchmaker," presented at the BRM Tourbillon Basel Fair 2008.
Some would have bet that the extreme watch tourbillon complication would not it childish caprice!
At the impossible, no one is required .... three and half months after the crazy idea to stick to it, the only French Tourbillon was born after so many sleepless nights imagine.
At the very moment when these lines appear, other crazy ideas originate as a new timepiece, the result of constant renewal of this growing artist celebrating its 25 years of watchmaking experience.