Lot 2342
  • 2342

Richard Mille

1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD
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  • PG
  • dimensions 39 x 48 mm
• cal. RM015 manual winding nickel lever movement, 23 jewels, visible balance rotating in one-minute tourbillon case made of ceramic endstone  • semi-skeletonized dial with Arabic numerals and luminecsent dots, luminescent hands, disc in the middle for second time zone display, fan-form sectors for 78 hours power reserve and torque indications, logo of Perini Navi Cup between 7 and 8 o'clock • 18k pink gold tonneau-form case, function setting activates through the push button in the crown to select C (Winding), N (Neutral) and L (Hands), pusher at 9 o'clock to set travel time, case back secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k pink gold and titanium Richard Mille twin folding buckle


Manual winding and tourbillon in working order when cataloging. Skeletonized dial in very good condition, nice and clean. Case with no apparent blemishes, very light signs of polishing. Buckle with normal wear. Overall in very good condition. Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time keeping and a service might be required at the buyer's expense. **The strap of this wristwatch is made from an endangered species, please refer to important notices for further information** Original Retail Price: approximately HK $2,200,000 (*for reference only)
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

With a Richard Mille warranty certificate and presentation box.

Apart from being one of the most elite sports watch brands, Richard Mille is known as an enthusiastic sponsor for some of the most exclusive sporting events such as the sailing regatta Voiles de Saint Barth, as well as the biennial vintage car event Le Mans Classic.  In addition to sporting events, Richard Mille also sponsors high-profile sportsmen, including tennis player Rafael Nadal, sprinter Yohan Blake and Formula One racer Felipe Massa.

Not only is Richard Mille a sponsor of prominent sporting events, the brand is also one of the official timekeepers to the invitation-only Perini Navi Cup, a regatta dedicated only to Perini yachts.  The Perini Navi Cup started in 2004 and this year will see its sixth edition at Porto Cervo in Sardinia.  The four-day event offers Perini owners an excellent series of races which blends a healthy atmosphere for competition with various social affairs for the indulgence of guests.

RM 015 is reportedly to be inspired by Maltese Falcon, one of Perini Navi's most spectacular and extraordinary creations. The shapes of the crown, the case outlines, the tourbillon and winding barrel bridges, among other features, reflects various nautical elements of the vessel, from the shape of the hull and the decks to the screws and pulleys.  The transparent dial and case back enables one to marvel at the intricate tourbillion movement, with a torque indicator that displays the mainspring's tension, a function selector and free sprung balance with variable inertia. All of these are skillfully put in a case held together by eight titanium screws, allowing for a more durable structure with maximized functionality.

In addition to being a Richard Mille masterpiece, RM 015 is no doubt a trophy for connoisseurs who have a passion for sailing and a true manifestation of sophistication.