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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: 2008
    Reference No: RM015
    Movement No: 095
    Case No: 24
    Model Name: Perini Navi Cup
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. RM015, 28 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Richard Mille deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 48mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by original Richard Mille warranty indicating sale on 24th January 2008, leather folio, product literature, cleaning cloth, and inner and outer presentation boxes.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2007, the RM015 comes as a form of homage and admiration that its founder had for the famous Italian innovator and yacht builder Fabio Perini. Of equivalent beauty as the 56m Melek, or the 88m Maltese Falcon, Richard Mille attempted with the RM015 to create a timepiece that evoked the feelings of smooth seas, salted decks and light breezes. Looking closely, its design focuses its attention to the key elements of a ship, the crown was shaped to reminisce that of a ship’s winch and its striped tonneau case that of a ship’s deck. Through the sapphire-crystal case back one can clearly notice the artistry and craftsmanship Richard Mille’s and Renaud & Papi’s team have applied in creating the movement for this timepiece. Being a skeletonised carbon fiber base plate, the watch remains light but equally robust on the wrist.

    The watch features a dual time indication his dual time-zone indicator via a transparent sapphire crystal disc inscribed with hours and that permanently rotates through the movement. The digits on the disc are visible only when transposed on the white background, situated at 10 o’clock. The habitual Richard Mille signature elements also grace the movement such as the power reserve and torque displays as well as the function selector enabling the wearer, with a push on the crown to select winding, setting and neutral

    In appealing condition, the cutting edge movement and yacht-like design make it a reliable and great companion to have for your next regatta. Overall, this watch is a must have for any seasoned sailor and watch collector of special edition Richard Mille.

    Please note that at the time of the auction the present watch will be at Richard Mille for a complete service and is estimated to be available to the buyer by end of year 2020.

    The present watch is being sold to benefit The One Drop Foundation, a charity striving to provide safe drinking water to all communities.

  • 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. RM015
A very attractive and fine white gold tourbillon wrist watch with dual time zone, torque, power reserve, warranty and presentation box

2008
48mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed

Estimate
CHF70,000 - 140,000 
€64,900-130,000
$76,300-153,000

Sold for CHF277,200

Contact Specialist

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

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020