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A COLLECTION OF MODERN COMPLICATED WRISTWATCHES FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Richard Mille
AN IMPRESSIVE PLATINUM TONNEAU FORM TOURBILLON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATION MVT 13 RM008 AG PT NO 24 CIRCA 2006
Estimate
250,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 423,000 USD
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240

A COLLECTION OF MODERN COMPLICATED WRISTWATCHES FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR

Richard Mille
AN IMPRESSIVE PLATINUM TONNEAU FORM TOURBILLON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATION MVT 13 RM008 AG PT NO 24 CIRCA 2006
Estimate
250,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 423,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Richard Mille
AN IMPRESSIVE PLATINUM TONNEAU FORM TOURBILLON SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATION MVT 13 RM008 AG PT NO 24 CIRCA 2006
• cal. RM-008/1 manual winding grade 5 titanium lever movement, 37 jewels, one-minute tourbillon carriage • sapphire crystal dial, Arabic numerals, luminescent dot indexes and pierced hands, subsidiary dials for constant seconds combined with tourbillon carriage and 30-minute register, power reserve indication at 11, torque indicator at 1, function indicator activates through the crown to indicate H (hands), N (neutral), and W (winding), outermost tachometer scale • platinum tonneau form case, bezel secured by 12 screws, split second chronograph pushers to the band, sapphire crystal display back secured by eight screws • case, dial, and movement signed •  with a platinum and titanium Richard Mille double folding clasp
length 48 mm
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Catalogue Note

Richard Mille's RM008 is arguably the magnum opus of their entire collection, and to this day, one of the most complicated objects ever made. 

Inspired by Formula 1 racing and composed of over 500 parts, the split second chronograph function is extremely desirable among racing aficionados, as it enables the wearer to simultaneously time two distinct events.

The RM008 movement went through subtle changes in the pursuit of horological precision. Richard Mille intended for the individual pieces of the powerful chronograph movement to move in sync, with consistent and isometric movements to avoid the negative impacts of inertia - specifically the impact of starting and stopping the chronograph function due to the mass of the hands and gears. Small adjustments to the movement combined with new materials and new technologies led to a second version of the RM008, which virtually eliminates the jumping action of the chronograph hands. 

Though changes to the RM008 were minimal, they did widely affect the production run of the model. The present lot, with the movement number 13, represents one of less than 30 RM008 V1 models to the best of our knowledge. With this significant change in production, V1 models are extremely rare dating from 2006 or earlier. 

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