Richard Mille - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: RM016 AH Ti
    Movement No: 1516
    Case No: 729
    Model Name: RM16
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. RM-AS7, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Richard Mille deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm Width and 50mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Richard Mille fitted box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The slim RM 16 is a breakthrough from Richard Mille’s uber engineered movements and as restrained in design as a Richard Mille can be. In fact, according to Mille, creating the RM16 was a difficult stylistic exercise, which called for the creation of a rectangular shape while conserving the brand’s distinguishing design codes.

    Even though a time only with date model (the date is very smartly integrated into the numeral 7) the RM16 features the cutting edge technology one can expect from the brand: the openworked bridges and baseplate are made of grade 5 titanium and features a variable geometry rotor. The winding rotor features two “wings” which can be adjusted to modify the inertia, therefore the winding of the rotor can be regulated according to the more or less active lifestyle of the owner.

    In overall very attractive condition the present RM16 in titanium offers an opportunity to acquire one of Mille’s more unusual stealth designs.

  • 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. RM016 AH Ti
An unusual titanium skeletonised rectangular wristwatch with date and presentation box

Circa 2015
38mm Width and 50mm Length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF88,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021