If you decided to spearhead a saber through the clichés about fencing, one of the world’s most élite sports, you’d probably invent the latest member of the Richard Mille family – Miles Chamley-Watson.
Obsessed with time, he wears the RM 67-01 Automatic White Gold Diamond Set.
If you decided to spearhead a saber through the clichés about fencing, one of the world’s most élite sports, you’d probably invent the latest member of the Richard Mille family –
Miles Chamley-Watson! Miles describes himself as a half white, half black kid from London with Jamaican, Irish, British and Malawian, moved to New York City at 10 and now competes for the US flag. ‘All of which is, admittedly, a bit weird!’ he jokes in his deep London accent.
Miles becomes not only a one-time Olympic medallist but also the first US male fencer to win an individual Senior World Championship title. His style is so unique he even has his own eponymous move – The Chamley-Watson – a deft behind-the-back flick to his opponent’s side.
“Time is it in my sport. You can train your whole life, but the merest millisecond means the difference between Gold and nothing. I train myself mentally in slow motion. I need to get in touch with my neural system, unblock my mind and establish a ‘flow state’.” says Miles. Miles does intensive brain training and yoga with his coach, often using virtual games to focus his brain patterns. “Obviously I go to the gym every day, but the mind is my weapon. It alone is in charge of guiding my foil.”
“I love seeing the movement, the dials. It’s so much what fencing is all about – precision, timing and style. Above all, it’s a brand that refuses to do things like everyone else. You dare to be different, like me. We should join forces and change the world! Touché!”