Richard Mille - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: RM011 AH Ti
    Movement No: 433
    Case No: 679, 02/30
    Model Name: RM011 Chronopassion Black Limited
    Material: Black-coated titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 6201, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Black-coated titanium Richard Mille deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Richard Mille warranty stamped Chronopassion dated 18th September 2009, instruction manual, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted numbered presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With an ever engaging relationship with Formula 1, Richard Mille has offered numerous models in collaboration with professional athletes over the years, with one of the most recognized being the Felipe Masa series of RM011. The first collaboration between the two began in 2007 and it was also the very first RM011 model ever produced.

    Featuring a flyback chronograph complication with date and month indication as well as being cased in the firm’s iconic tonneau-shaped case, the RM011 is powered by an automatic base movement made by Vaucher, it also features a Dubois-Dépraz module for the flyback chronograph with date and month indication. The curved tonneau-shaped case was first released and available in either pink or white gold with a titanium caseband, and as the collection grew various innovative materials were introduced across its sub-references, which has made today in-fact the RM011 family of timepieces one of the flagships of the firm.

    The present example RM011 is a treat, belonging to one of the earliest limited edition models made under the RM011 umbrella, it is also one of the very first examples to feature a DLC-coated titanium case giving an all-black appeal contrasted with white, red and yellow accents, colours that pays its tribute to the racetrack was made specially for official Richard Mille authorized dealer, Chronopassion founded by respected collector and watch maker Laurent Picciotto, which PHILLIPS had the exclusivity to offer 43 timepieces from Mr. Picciotto’s personal collection, including an example of the present lot offered at the Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR (lot 1032).

    Numbered 2, one number behind Laurent Picciotto’s personal example, the present example is offered in excellent overall condition complete with its full set of accessories.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

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Ref. RM011 AH Ti
A very fine and rare black-coated titanium skeletonized tonneau-shaped flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, month warranty and presentation box, numbered 2 of a limited edition of 30 pieces, made for Chronopassion

Circa 2009
41mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$1,100,000 - 2,000,000 
€129,000-235,000
$141,000-256,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022