View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2235. Richard Mille | RM39-01, A titanium semi-skeletonised dual time zone flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and month, Circa 2020 | RM39-01  鈦金屬半鏤空兩地時間飛返計時腕錶,備日期及月份顯示,約2020年製.
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Richard Mille | RM39-01, A titanium semi-skeletonised dual time zone flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and month, Circa 2020 | RM39-01 鈦金屬半鏤空兩地時間飛返計時腕錶,備日期及月份顯示,約2020年製

Estimate:

800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD

Richard Mille | RM39-01, A titanium semi-skeletonised dual time zone flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and month, Circa 2020 | RM39-01 鈦金屬半鏤空兩地時間飛返計時腕錶,備日期及月份顯示,約2020年製

Richard Mille | RM39-01, A titanium semi-skeletonised dual time zone flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and month, Circa 2020 | RM39-01 鈦金屬半鏤空兩地時間飛返計時腕錶,備日期及月份顯示,約2020年製

Estimate:

800,000 - 1,200,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,071,000

HKD

Richard Mille


RM39-01

A titanium semi-skeletonised dual time zone flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and month, Circa 2020

RM39-01

鈦金屬半鏤空兩地時間飛返計時腕錶,備日期及月份顯示,約2020年製

附帶證書、保證卡、說明書及盒子


Dial: semi-skeletonised

Calibre: cal. RMAC2 automatic, 62 jewels

Movement number: 158'277 and 6281

Case: titanium, sapphire crystal display back secured by 7 screws

Case number: 107

Closure: black Richard Mille rubber strap and titanium buckle

Size: 51 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Richard Mille Warranty, Activation Warranty Card, instruction manual and presentation box

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The watch is almost like new.


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."

Designed exclusively as a flight navigation instrument, the present RM39-01 is an aviation powerhouse which its technicality cannot be underestimated. Its automatic calibre RMAC2 provides a second time zone and a flyback chronograph, two vital complications for pilots. Aside from the complications, the case, baseplate and bridges are all forged with grade 5 titanium, making it extremely resilient to corrosion and very rigid. Richard Mille on the other hand introduces a locking crown system to the watch, a twist on the crown would lock the chronograph pushers, avoiding accidental activation. Last but not least, it features the E6-B slide rule on the bezel, an aviator calculating instrument invented by Lieutenant Philip Dalton in the 1930s. Combining all merits into one, RM39-01 truly captures the modern essence of an aviator's wristwatch.