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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: RM022
    Movement No: 182
    Case No: 104 and 08/10
    Model Name: Aerodyne
    Material: Quartz and Carbon TPT
    Calibre: Manual, cal. RM022, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Kevlar
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Richard Mille pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Width and 50mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle stamped
    Accessories: Accompanied by Richard Mille warranty dated 2018, Instruction booklet, service booklet, cleaning cloth, presentation box, extra kevlar strap, extra rubber strap with deployant clasp

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present RM 022 Tourbillon Aerodyne Dual Time with quartz TPT case is part of the Red-White-Blue Limited Edition watches launched in 2018 and only available at Richard Mille boutiques in the USA. Each model was limited to only 10 pieces, with each series made in red, white or blue replicating the colors of the American flag. The present example bears the limited edition number 8.

    Fitted with the Calibre RM022, it has a manual winding tourbillon movement with power reserve indicator placed at 11 o’clock and a torque indicator placed at 2 o’clock. The latter indicates the tension in the mainspring and the optimal wind position. The second time display is placed at 3 o’clock and read via a sapphire disc that is adjusted in one-hour increments using a pusher at 9 o’clock. Finally the crown functions are indicated via a small hand at 4 o’clock. By pressing on the crown, the watch can be set to winding, neutral or time setting mode.

    The watch’s baseplate, when viewed carefully, has a honeycomb pattern that is made out of a special material called orthorhombic titanium aluminide. As you might have guessed, it is very strong and light, so Richard Mille decided to use it for the baseplate to improve strength and torsional resistance of the tourbillon. Additionally, the honeycomb pattern gives the dial a light and airy feel.

    The case of this incredible timepiece is made from ultra strong and light quartz TPT while the middle is made from carbon TPT. In order to create this bright red case, thin fibers of quartz with a thickness of no more than 45 microns were first aligned and saturated in colored resins, and then heated and subjected to a pressure of 6 bar before being machined.

    The present RM22 “Red” is impressive on absolutely every level, from its total all or nothing philosophy, to its highly complex movement and cutting edge technology used for both movement and case material.

    In excellent condition and fresh to the market the present watch is offered with its box and papers.

  • 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. RM022
An attractive and very rare limited edition red quartz TPT tonneau-shaped dual-time wristwatch with tourbillon, function selector, power reserve, torque indication, original warranty and presentation box

2018
40mm Width and 50mm Length
Case, dial, movement and buckle stamped

Estimate
CHF250,000 - 500,000 
€227,000-453,000
$272,000-544,000

Sold for CHF756,000

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021