Richard Mille - Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS Hong Kong Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: RM005-1
    Movement No: 2243
    Case No: 089
    Model Name: Felipe Massa AG TI
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Richard Mille buckle
    Dimensions: 45 mm length x 37.8 mm width
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: With Richard Mille warranty stamped by TJI – Las Vegas, portfolio, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The rise to fame of Richard Mille and the huge success the brand has seen would be hard to believe if it had not take place before our very eyes. With its first watches having gone on sale less than 20 years ago, it is incredible to see the long wait lists for its models, and the most complicated references being specially developed with celebrities from Rafael Nadal and Bubba Watson, to Sylvester Stallone and Jackie Chan.

    The quest for exceptional quality and perfection is the constant driving force behind Richard Mille, and RM-005 is an epitome of such brand philosophy. Debuted in 2004, RM 005 was the brand's first automatic wristwatch and was offered in a variety of case materials during its production run. One of the most distinctive is the version shown here is its all grey finishing and yellow inner bezel, as well as the colourful accents to the dial, produced especially for the former Ferrari Formula One driver Filipe Massa. The present watch is numbered 89 of a limited edition of 300 pieces, and is offered in excellent condition completed with 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. RM005-1
A very fine limited edition titanium tonneau-shaped wristwatch with sweep center seconds, semi-instantaneous date aperture, warranty and box, numbered 89 of a limited edition of 300 pieces

Circa 2007
45 mm length x 37.8 mm width
Dial, case, movement and buckle signed

HK$180,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$537,500

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Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019