60,000 - 80,000 USD
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- A VERY FINE WHITE GOLD TONNEAU SEMI-SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND TORQUE INDICATION
RM014 AG WG/12 THE MALTESE FALCON MADE IN 2006
- WHITE GOLD, COW LEATHER
- length 45 mm
• cal. RM014 manual winding nickel lever movement, 23 jewels, visible balance rotating in one-minute tourbillon, ceramic endstone • semi-skeletonized dial with painted white Arabic numerals and luminescent dots, fan-form sectors for 78 hours power reserve and torque indications, logo of The Maltese Falcon at 9 • platinum tonneau-form case, function setting activates through the push button in the crown to select C (Winding), N (Neutral) and L (Hands), case back secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a titanium Richard Mille twin folding buckle
The present lot, dubbed the 'Maltese Falcon,' was created by Richard Mille in 2006 as an homage to the vessel of the same name, built by the Perini Navi boatyards. The yacht measures 289 feet and was the largest sailing yacht at the time of its construction and was commissioned by Thomas Perkins, who also was the original owner of the present lot. Perkins was a Venture Capitalist who was additionally well known as an outgoing philanthropist, technology innovator, and, as evidenced in his commissioning of the Maltese Falcon yacht, an avid sailor and yachting enthusiast. The present lot is distinguished from regular production RM014s which bear a Perini Navy logo to the dial.