RICHARD MILLE | RM11-02 RG A TITANIUM AND PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC SEMI-SKELETONIZED DUAL TIME, FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MONTH AND DATE, CIRCA 2012
110,000 - 180,000 USD
Property of an Important Private Collector
110,000 - 180,000 USD
Property of an Important Private Collector
A TITANIUM AND PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC SEMI-SKELETONIZED DUAL TIME, FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MONTH AND DATE, CIRCA 2012
Caliber: cal. RMAC1 automatic, 68 jewels
Movement number: 181254, 6201
Case: titanium, 18k pink gold, sapphire display back secured by eight screws
Case number: 286
Closure: 18k pink gold and titanium Richard Mille double folding clasp
Size: length 50 mm, width 42 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Case in excellent overall condition with light shop wear. Double folding clasp with equivalent wear.
Fly back chronograph, dual time, date and month operating.
The present lot is accompanied by a black rubber Richard Mille strap.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
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After spearheading the watchmaking department for numerous companies including the legendary fine jeweler Mauboussin, industry veteran Richard Mille launched his eponymous brand in 2001. Since its inception, Richard Mille has been dedicated to utilizing the latest technical innovations to yield timepieces that are unmistakably modern. For Mille, tradition is something to be toyed with. That approach was evident from his very first piece, the RM01, a classically complex tourbillon with multi-dimensional, exposed gears housed in a sporty titanium case. The RM01’s marriage of reverence and experimentation set the template for the brand’s future models. Many of Mille’s most groundbreaking designs borrow materials and technology from the automotive and aviation worlds. The RM006 tourbillon introduced the first carbon fiber baseplate; the RM009 featured ALUSIC, a material employed in satellites and space stations; the RM 50-03 was developed in collaboration with McLaren and utilized TPT, one of the automaker’s proprietary materials, to craft the world’s lightest chronograph, weighing in at less than 40 grams. Beyond the consistent championing of innovative technology, Richard Mille’s signatures include sleek tonneau cases—which are considerably harder to build complex movements for than classic round cases—and airy, skeletonized movements that display the architectural beauty of Mille’s intricate mechanics. The brand’s performance-minded machines have lent themselves to collaborations with sporting luminaries, such as the flyback chronograph created for Formula 1 racer Felipe Massa and the exceptionally light tourbillon (just 19 grams including the strap) designed for tennis star Rafael Nadal. Prized for their revolutionary design and being especially rare due to their meticulous construction, Richard Mille watches are some of the most coveted timepieces today.
The current watch, a RM11-02 is housed in a tonneau shaped case constructed from pink gold and titanium, with satin finish and a 50m water resistance. The movement, an inhouse RMAC1 caliber is a skeletonized automatic winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds at 3 o’clock, oversize date, month indicator, flyback chronograph with minutes and countdown register at 9 o’clock, hour register at 6 o’clock, GMT function and variable-geometry rotor with 55 hour power reserve.