A highly attractive skeletonized ceramic asymmetrical tonneau-shaped wristwatch with center seconds, fitted presentation box and original warranty

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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: RM61-01 AO CA TZP
    Movement No: 184'347
    Case No: 166
    Model Name: "The Beast 2"
    Material: Ceramic
    Calibre: Manual, cal. RMUL2, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Kevlar Richard Mille strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Black buckle
    Dimensions: 50mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Richard Mille display winding presentation box, additional Mille leather carrying pouch, original warranty dated 14 May, 2017, leather envelope and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Richard Mille has long been associated with sporting celebrities from Rafael Nadal to Bubba Watson, and with the Mille Yohan Blake RM59-01 and RM061-01 “The Beast 2” they have created some of their most uniquely recognizable watches available. The Jamaican sprinter wore a special tourbillon Mille watch during the finals of the 100M sprint in the London 2012 Olympics, coming in Silver behind his compatriot Usain Bolt. Even more amazing, Blake became the only runner to have the fastest non-winning time, when he again came in second place to Bolt in the finals of the 200M, with a time of 19.44 seconds. In 2013 Mille released the RM59-01 an asymmetrical tourbillon watch sporting the colors of the Jamaican team. Called “The Beast” for Blake’s signature move, Mille has chosen to name the models “The Beast” and The Beast 2” respectively.

    The present watch, the RM61-01 is made from Ceramic, and like its predecessor is lightweight with flying bridges in the colors of the Jamaican team. The TZP black ceramic is composed from Zirconium and the stabilizing agent Yttrium, and therefore light and durable. The caseband is made from NTPT carbon a multi-layered fiber impregnated with resin and heated under pressure. The asymmetrical case is meant to be aerodynamic like the sprinter, and the skeletonized case allows one to see the intricate movement. In excellent overall condition, the present watch is sure to be a fan of the Richard Mille brand.

  • Maker Bio

    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. RM61-01 AO CA TZP
A highly attractive skeletonized ceramic asymmetrical tonneau-shaped wristwatch with center seconds, fitted presentation box and original warranty

Richard Mille,「The Beast 2」型號RM61-01,精細及十分重要,酒桶形陶瓷錶圈鏤空腕錶,約2017年製。附錶盒和保證書

Circa 2017
50mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$560,000 - 800,000 
€61,600-88,100
$71,800-103,000

sold for HK$762,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018