A rare and attractive limited edition blue Quartz TPT and carbon flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, certificate and winding box, numbered 46 of a limited edition of 150 pieces to commemorate 50 years of Jean Todt

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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: RM11-03 J.Todt
    Movement No: 6301
    Case No: 046/150
    Model Name: RM11-03 J. Todt
    Material: Blue Quartz TPT and carbon
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. RMAC3, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Richard Mille deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44.5mm width x 49.9mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Richard Mille Certificate dated 18th April 2018 stamped Richard Mille Shanghai, service booklet, instruction manual, warranty card, folio, charging cable, outer packaging and fitted winding presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With an accredited experience in the industry of luxury products, Richard Mille worked for the Maltra group as the director of export and French jewelry house Mauboussin, which he became the president of the watchmaking division as well as the CEO of the jewelry division. At the age of 50, Richard Mille decided to start his own journey by launching his own brand with an aim to tackle boundaries that the world of horology has never witnessed before. In collaboration with acclaimed movement maker Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi, Richard Mille was finally able to fulfil the production of his very first dream watch, RM001 in 2001. Having already established a strong relationship in the past during Mille’s time at Mauboussin, it was inevitable that both parties would collaborate again. According to Papi, Mille wanted to create timepieces inspired by high-performance auto racing machines and aerospace technology with an aim to associate haute horology with the future. In agreement, the two set out to create timepieces that would revolutionize the industry, such as the world’s first wristwatch to incorporate a carbon-fiber baseplate to the lightest wristwatch worn by Rafael Nadal whilst winning multiple Grand Slam victories.

    Inspired by the rules and regulations of the world of Formula 1, Mille believed that the constant strive for innovation is of extreme importance to his brand. Persistently seeking for new and alternative materials, in 2013 Mille and North Thin Ply Technology presented to the world the first wristwatch (RM35-01 Rafael nadal) to be encased in carbon TPT, a new material with a high strength to weight ratio fused with a distinct appearance. The construction of the material is achieved by a solid block of carbon formed by using 30 micron layers of carbon fiber prepreg cured in an autoclave with immense pressure. After their successful reception of the RM35-01 Rafael Nadal, the pair set out to push their boundaries even further by introducing the RM27-02 Rafael Nadal encased in the new white Quartz TPT in 2015. In the following year a red TPT quartz case was introduced via RM35-02 Rafael Nadal.

    Finally in 2018, the brand introduced the RM11-03 Jean Todt, the first wristwatch to be encased in blue Quartz TPT and forged carbon. It was launched as a limited edition of 150 pieces to commemorate 50 years of the lauded former rally driver and CEO of Scuderia Ferarri. The RM11-03 Jean Todt flyback chronograph wristwatch with a date feature is powered by the new automatic caliber RMAC3. Constructed with grade 5 titanium bridges with a satin brushed finish and incorporating a 4hz free sprung balance, the caliber is able to withstand greater amounts of shock compared to traditional balances. Furthermore, a new variable-geometry rotor in grade 5 titanium is featured and inspired from the aerodynamic front spoiler wings seen in Formula 1 automobiles.

    The present example numbered 46 is presented in excellent overall condition and is further charmed by the full set of accessories. Regarded as one of the grail limited edition pieces with extreme interest in the market, the present Richard Mille RM11-03 Jean Todt will most certainly develop a holy status in the lineage of the famed manufacturer.

  • 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. RM11-03 J.Todt
A rare and attractive limited edition blue Quartz TPT and carbon flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, certificate and winding box, numbered 46 of a limited edition of 150 pieces to commemorate 50 years of Jean Todt

Richard Mille,「RM11-03 J. Todt」型號,極度精細罕有,限量版藍色TPT石英碳纖維自動鏤空腕錶,備飛返計時、日期顯示,限量發行150枚,編號46號,約2018年製。附原裝錶盒、原裝證書、配件-首現公開拍賣市場 Richard Mille的製錶靈感,深受F1方程式賽車和航天技術啟發,致力創研嶄新元素,成功將高級鐘錶與未來科技結合,打造一件件帶領潮流的擎天之作。 Richard Mille與North Thin Ply Technology(NTPT®)公司幾經研究,研發出專利Carbon TPT®碳纖維,這種材質比貴金屬輕盈,但更加堅硬耐磨,表面具有獨特的紋理,2014年為網球名將納達爾打造的的RM35-01,便使用此嶄新的錶殼材質。隨後雙方持續共同研發,再發表了業界首見的Quartz TPT®石英纖維材質,2015年發表的RM 27-02,便以石英纖維材質打造錶殼與機芯一體成形的時計,成為當時最輕的高科技運動腕錶,蔚為一時佳話。 2018年Richard Mille推出RM11-03 Jean Todt,紀念這位享譽盛名的前賽車手兼Scuderia Ferarri行政總裁50週年,這只獨特的藍色TPT石英碳纖維限量版腕錶,限量發行150枚、罕見稀有。

Circa 2018
44.5mm width x 49.9mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$1,500,000 - 2,800,000 
€172,000-321,000
$192,000-359,000

sold for HK$2,750,000

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