Richard Mille - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: RM011 AH TI
    Movement No: 386
    Case No: 895
    Model Name: RM011 Felipe Massa
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. RM011-S, 62 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Richard Mille deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 50mm length x 40mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Richard Mille warranty stamped David Watch Ltd dated 12th November 2012, instruction manual, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted winding presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since the establishment of the firm in 1999, Richard Mille has developed a lasting relationship with Formula 1. Having offered numerous models inspired by motorsport racing over the years, one of the very first companionship between Mille and the sport was with Brazilian legend, Felipe Massa. In 2007, Richard Mille released their first self-winding chronograph model via the RM011 Felipe Massa. Becoming what is to be one of the most important foundation of the evolution of Mille chronographs, RM011 was released during a time where Richard Mille only offered the RM004 and RM008 which were both split-second chronographs.

    The RM011 featured a self-winding movement made by Vaucher and its flyback chronograph mechanism by Dubois-Dépraz, a trusted name in the industry. Housed inside its signature tonneau-shaped grade 5 titanium case, the construction of the case took over 202 different machine procedures to execute with the help of analytical engineering methods used inspired by Formula 1 racing.

    The present Richard Mille RM011 Felipe Massa from circa 2012 is complete with its full set of accessories and preserved in excellent overall condition.

  • 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

988

Ref. RM011 AH TI
A very fine and impressive titanium skeletonized tonneau-shaped flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, month, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2012
50mm length x 40mm width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$700,000 - 1,500,000 
€91,300-196,000
$89,700-192,000

Sold for HK$1,386,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)