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Richard Mille

Reference RM015 | A platinum skeletonized dual time zone tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and torque indication, Circa 2008 | 型號 RM015 | 鉑金鏤空陀飛輪兩地時間腕錶,備動力儲備及力矩顯示,約2008年製

Estimate:

1,600,000 - 2,400,000 HKD

Property of the Original Owner

Richard Mille

Richard Mille

Reference RM015 | A platinum skeletonized dual time zone tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and torque indication, Circa 2008 | 型號 RM015 | 鉑金鏤空陀飛輪兩地時間腕錶,備動力儲備及力矩顯示,約2008年製

Reference RM015 | A platinum skeletonized dual time zone tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and torque indication, Circa 2008 | 型號 RM015 | 鉑金鏤空陀飛輪兩地時間腕錶,備動力儲備及力矩顯示,約2008年製

Estimate:

1,600,000 - 2,400,000 HKD

Lot sold:

3,402,000

HKD

Property of the Original Owner


Richard Mille

Reference RM015

A platinum skeletonized dual time zone tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and torque indication, Circa 2008

型號 RM015

鉑金鏤空陀飛輪兩地時間腕錶,備動力儲備及力矩顯示,約2008年製


Dial: skeletonized

Calibre: cal. RM015 mechanical, 29 jewels

Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws

Case number: 07

Closure: black Richard Mille leather strap and titanium double folding clasp

Size: 48 mm length x 39 mm width

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Richard Mille Warranty, instruction manual and presentation box

附帶證書、說明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case with minor surface wear, tiny dents at the edges near 10 and 11 o'clock. Otherwise the watch is in excellent overall condition.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.


You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."


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, the watch was 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.