Richard Mille - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: RM011 AK TI
    Movement No: 2461
    Case No: 2217
    Model Name: Felipe Massa
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. RMAC1, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Richard Mille double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 50mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Richard Mille Warranty, dated July 21, 2011, stamped The Vault-FL, photocopy of Richard Mille Hong Kong service invoice dated July 8, 2018 and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Richard Mille released his first model, the RM001 in 2001, and thus began an independent brand known for visionary and avante-garde designs with an aesthetic never seen before in the history of watchmaking. Since their beginning, Mille has pushed the limits of horology making some of the most technical watches of the 21st century. His cutting edge designs are immediately recognizable, and are sophisticated, practical, and comfortable on the wrist. The movements are manufactured to be worn in extreme conditions using revolutionary materials. With this in mind, Mille has partnered with brand ambassadors from the sports world who with their own excellence, represent the premier quality of the watches. Since Mille established his brand, he has had an ongoing relationship with Formula 1 motorsports, and in 2007 released their first automatic chronograph wristwatch, the RM011 Felipe Massa in collaboration with the Brazilian racer with 11 Grand Prix victories.

    The RM011 features a self-winding movement made by Vaucher with flyback chronograph mechanism by Dubois-Dépraz. Housed in the iconic Richard Mille tonneau-shaped case made of titanium, the movement is skeletonized with a variable-geometry rotor featuring hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, 60-minute countdown timer at 9 o’clock, 12-hour totalizer, and annual calendar with oversize date and month indicator.

    The present example is in excellent overall condition and accompanied by its warranty dated 2011. Richard Mille timepieces are complex and highly innovative similar to the craftsmanship and precision of a Formula 1 racer.

  • 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. RM011 AK TI
An exceptional and impressive titanium skeletonized tonneau-shaped flyback chronograph wristwatch with annual calendar and warranty certificate

Circa 2011
50mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

$90,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $152,400

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