Carlo Cracco is regarded by many as one of the masters of contemporary Italian Cuisine with two Michelin Stars, three Gambero Rosso ‘forks’ as well as being given an exceptional 18,5/20 from the Italian magazine L’Espresso.
In 1996 Cracco decided to open his own restaurant, Le Clivie, in Piobesi D’Alba. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star a year later.
Since 2012 Cracco has been the Patron Chef of the restaurant that carries his name and has today become a popular face on Italian national TV being the star of Masterchef Italia and Hell’s Kitchen Italia.
A new member of the Richard Mille family, Carlo Cracco will wear an RM 11-01 Flyback Chronograph Roberto Mancini with 60-minute countdown timer, 12-hour totalizer and annual calendar in a titanium case, a material extremely resistant to mechanical stress and high temperatures which are the natural environment of kitchens.
“I am particularly intrigued by watches” – confirms Cracco – “particularly the complicated ones; and reliable timekeeping in a kitchen is absolutely essential. A place where steam, steel and sharp edges rule - kitchens are full of hidden dangers! This is why it is important to rely on a watch that is robust at the same time as being reliable. I believe this Richard Mille model is perfect to face all those challenges”.
Peter Harrison, CEO Of Richard Mille Europe Middle East and Africa comments: ‘’I have long admired Carlo Cracco’s work and I love eating his food. His innovative approach to cooking - whilst never forgetting his Italian roots - is very close to Richard Mille’s approach to watchmaking: daring and revolutionary without forgetting the codes and tradition of high-end horology. ’’