Richard Mille - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: RM11-03 R. Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team
    Movement No: 4763
    Case No: 4916
    Model Name: RM011 R. Grosjean
    Material: 18K pink gold and NTPT forged carbon
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. RMAC1, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Richard Mille folding buckle
    Dimensions: 44.5mm Width x 50mm Length
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Richard Mille warranty stamped Richard Mille Boutique Pacific Place Hong Kong dated 27th May 2014 and Richard Mille winding presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded in 1999 by the man himself, Richard Mille strives to create technologically advanced, innovative and complicated timepieces. In the recent times, Richard Mille has achieved phenomenal success and status that arguably no other brand in the industry has achieved in its timeframe. With their first watch introduced in 2001 by the ref. RM-001, the case and aesthetics are immediately unique with no other wristwatch at the time sharing a similar identity. Since then. Richard Mille has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the industry and a global following inclusive of some of the world’s most popular celebrities and athletes such as Jackie Chan and Rafael Nadal.

    With direct links to the beautiful motorsport of Formula One Grand Prix, many of its inspiration derives from the technical and micro engineering from the sport to develop the best material used for the case. The exciting announcement of a newly developed carbon material was introduced in 2013 via the name NTPT (North Thin Ply Technology) carbon exclusive to Richard Mille. Initially developed as a prototype material for the sail of racing yachts, the technology soon spread to Formula One and horology.

    The present example is a highly attractive Richard Mille RM-11 R. Grosjean for the Lotus F1 Team. Introduced in 2014, acclaimed F1 driver Romain Grosjean was introduced to the list of elite athlete ambassador for the brand. Featuring colors of the British racing team and the advanced NTPT carbon, the RM11 is presented with a new appeal with aesthetical enhancement. The present example is presented in excellent overall condition and is complete with the full set of accessories that came with the watch when it was purchased by the original owner from the Richard Mille Boutique in Hong Kong.

  • 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. RM11-03 R. Grosjean, Lotus F1 Team
A very fine and attractive skeletonized 18K pink gold and NTPT forged carbon annual calendar fly-back chronograph wristwatch with date, month, warranty and presentation box

44.5mm Width x 50mm Length
Dial, case, movement and clasp signed

HK$780,000 - 1,170,000 

Sold for HK$1,625,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019