Richard Mille - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: Circa 2002
    Reference No: RM001 AB WG
    Movement No: 11
    Case No: 11
    Model Name: RM001 Tourbillon
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, RM002-1, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Richard Mille calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Richard Mille buckle
    Dimensions: 38 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Richard Mille Garantie dated 21 June 2002, golf balls, framed photograph, book, instruction manual, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    'I had the pleasure of being one of the original partners of Richard Mille and inspiration behind the brand. The RM001 was the first wristwatch and the total of 17 pieces were made. The Richard Mille RM001 was presented at Basel in the year 2000. An uncompromising timepiece featuring a completely innovative and new design. The movement was constructed by Renaud & Papi who became the third partner of the brand.'

  • Artist Biography

    Richard Mille

    Swiss • 1999

    Established in 1999, Richard Mille's ultra-modern timepieces combine cutting-edge materials from high performance worlds such as Formula 1 racecars with high-end traditional watchmaking. The brand's revolutionary designs, technical breakthroughs and exceptional hand-finishing excite even the most discriminating collectors, and have positioned Richard Mille alongside the top makers of the modern luxury watch world.

    Innovative watches, such as the RM 027 Tourbillon, which was the world’s lightest mechanical watch when introduced in 2011, have helped the brand invert the concept of the luxury watch. Key models include the RM 009 Tourbillon cased in Aluminum Silicon Carbide (AlSiC), the RM 027-02 Tourbillon made for tennis star Rafael Nadal with a case made from quartz and carbon fiber and the RM 008 split seconds chronograph.

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Ref. RM001 AB WG
Laurent Picciotto Collection: A fine and very rare white gold tonneau-shaped tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, torque indicator, framed photograph and golf balls

Circa 2002
38 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,060,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

Ziyong Ho
+852 9386 2032

Jill Chen
+852 2318 2033

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