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Richard Mille

'Perini Navi Cup' Tourbillon, Ref. RM015 AH WG White gold skeletonized dual time zone tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and torque indication Circa 2012

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 CHF

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Richard Mille

Richard Mille

'Perini Navi Cup' Tourbillon, Ref. RM015 AH WG White gold skeletonized dual time zone tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and torque indication Circa 2012

'Perini Navi Cup' Tourbillon, Ref. RM015 AH WG White gold skeletonized dual time zone tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and torque indication Circa 2012

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 CHF

Lot sold:

378,200

CHF

Richard Mille


'Perini Navi Cup' Tourbillon, Ref. RM015 AH WG

White gold skeletonized dual time zone tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and torque indication

Circa 2012


Dial: skeletonized

Calibre: cal. RM015 manual winding, 29 jewels

Movement number: 135, 103

Case: 18k white gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws

Case number: 70

Closure: Richard Mille alligator strap and 18k white gold double-folding clasp

Dimensions: 39.3 x 48 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Richard Mille warranty, instruction and specification document, leather document holder, travel pouch, and winding presentation case with outer packaging

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging.

CASE: is in very good condition. There are some small surface scratches on the edges of the bands and the crown.

DIAL: is in very good condition. There are some minute dust particles on the sapphire dial.


Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Richard Mille is known for creating avant-garde specialist watches which combine old-world complications with new-world technology. His watches can be seen on the wrists of world class tennis champions such as Rafael Nadal, Tour de France stage win record holder Mark Cavendish, Formula 1 legend Alain Prost to name a few. The RM015 is no different. 


Known as the Tourbillon Marine, and dedicated to the Perini Navi Cup, this reference was initially created to be worn by the crew of Richard Mille’s own world class racing yacht Scorcha. Ocean racing requires the careful management of time, and as these gruelling contests often take place across time zones, Richard Mille gave this watch a very practical dual time complication along with signature complications such as the tourbillon and torque indicator. What is especially practical is the pusher set in the crown, which similarly to Rolex’s Ring Command bezel sets the function of the crown with indicator on the dial: winding, neutral, time setting. Visible on the dial are also the second time zone indicator at 10 o’clock, power reserve at 1 o’clock and torque indicator at 3 o’clock which tells the user how much to wind the watch for optimal timekeeping accuracy.


Richard Mille watches are crafted for the ultimate sportsperson, and anyone who wears one can feel a sense of the athlete it was created for. Regardless of if one is a racing yacht pilot, enthusiast or not, the RM015 is a watch featuring a bevy of practical complications suitable for any collector who appreciates the engineering and design of this important independent brand.